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What is the most comfortable chair for my living room?

A couch is essential to your living room because it's a place to kick back and relax after a long and tiring day. At the Yorkshire Fabric Shop, you can tailor your couch to suit your home by stylising it in terms of size, colour, and fabric. Given that it's your home, we like to be able to offer you the option to personalise your decor. 

There are a variety of different couch types to choose from. We recommend having at least two couches in your living room because it adds space for guests and gives your living room a sense of homeliness, rather than emptiness. If you're struggling to think of a certain couch type for your living room, here is a list of different types. There's a wide variety, so you'll be sure to find something suited to your home. If you have any queries or issues, please don't hesitate to contact us via telephone at 01924 728 753, or email us at


Sofa upholstered in fabric from Yorkshire Fabric Shop

A common type of living room chair, sofas are ideal for families or if you regularly have guests over. Sofas are a staple of modern living rooms, and when it comes to different styles of sofas you won't find yourself scarce of choice. 

Types of Sofas

Chaise - With an arm and backrest on one side only, chaise sofas bring a level of elegance to your living room no other chair could. The backless part can make your room appear more elongated and graceful than other types of sofas. 

Lawson - A common type, lawson sofas are always incorporated with padded cushions. The loose back cushions and low arms make it very relaxing and ideal to take a nap on. It's good with velvet and chenille upholstery fabric which also assist in its plush texture.

English Roll Arm - Characterised by its tight rounded arms, the English Roll Arm sofa creates an iconic look for homeowners who want to have a vintage look for their living room. This type of sofa is tighter with a traditional roll arm, which assists in giving its users padded comfort. 

Tuxedo - The tuxedo has an arm and backrest that are the same height. Its flat look is ideal for those who want a minimalist type of living room, while also being able to cater for many people. Tuxedo sofas are also a great choice for people who want a formal look, as they make a living room look neater whilst still being decorative.

Accent Chairs 

If you're looking for something smaller, you may want to consider some accent chairs. These create a formal and minimalist atmosphere, and leave your living room more spacious, allowing space for other things. 

Types of Accent Chairs

Mid-century - This type of accent chair provides a mix of classic and modern looks. Its craftsmanship creates an artistic look for your chairs, whilst still retaining the stiffness on the armrest and the plush feel of the chair itself. It's best paired with chenille fabrics for more sophistication.

Erik mid century design armchair

Wingback - The wingback chair was first designed in the 1600s for a fireplace staple. It features a high backrest with winged sides and wooden legs, and is both a classic and timeless design given it would complement many of today's modern interiors.

Wingback Nora accent chair

Occasional - Occasional chairs are very simple, only consisting of a cushioned seat and an armrest, which can be either a wooden or steel frame. You can pair any fabrics with this type of chair, but definitely best paired with leather or faux leather.

Accent chair from Yorkshire Fabric Shop

Upholstery Fabrics

With modern upholstery designs and customisation for any type of chair, any homeowner can choose whatever fabric, style, and design they want which they think is best suited for their home. Having your couch upholstered, especially when it's aged and worn, makes your chair more visually appealing and look brand new. There are a lot of upholstery fabric shops out there. However, Yorkshire Fabric Shop provides you with the best quality fabric, as well as more availability, so you won't struggle to find something that is both good value and suits your home.

Chairs upholstered from fabric from Yorkshire Fabric Shop 


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