Tufted furniture never really goes out of style. In fact it’s pretty popular these days, making a powerful comeback. Usually we associate this style with iconic pieces of furniture such as the Chesterfield sofa. Although its origins are pretty much a mystery, the sofa is a classic. Its low back, curved arms with the same height as the backrest and deep tufting made it very popular and inspired a lot of other designs created over the years. The original model was a velvet tufted sofa with lots of variations created afterwards.
Tufted sofas have this glamorous, Hollywood-inspired look that makes them timeless. They almost always double as focal points in living rooms, offices or other types of spaces and they’re characterized by a sculptural and rich look which doesn’t need strong colors or special materials and patterns to stand out. Of course, it’s entirely possible to think outside the box and to make the most of a tufted sofa in an unusual and unconventional way.
The tufted look is achieved by threading through layers of fabric or leather. Often a pattern is created. The ends of the thread are secured with knots or with buttons and the pattern resulted has these clusters called tufts. Of course, as you probably know, there are several types of tufting which you can choose from for your tufted sofa, ottoman or headboard.
The diamond tufting technique is the most common, most popular but also most traditional. Of course, it has its charm and it’s always a safe choice if you want to create a classical and refined decor. At the same time, sofas with diamond tufting or tufted headboard designs that feature this pattern have this romantic look that you just can’t ignore. It’s a look inspired by the iconic and classical nature of this design and tufting technique.
Biscuit tufting, although quite similar to diamond tufting, is not as traditional. In fact, it’s a popular choice for contemporary spaces and decors. You can easily recognize it by the square pattern. Then there’s also button tufting, another classical and popular type. It has a chic and tailored look and it suits traditional settings, although it can also adapt well to more modern decors. The blind tufting is very much the same but without the buttons. It looks sleek and modern and it’s quite versatile.