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A great sofa and chair pairing can make any room stylish and inviting. We keep three key themes in mind when seeking the perfect partnership between sofas and chairs: design, scale and materials. This trifecta works in tandem to help create a lounge space that’s as comfortable as it is eye-catching. We picked some of our favorite sofa and chair combos and analyzed why they work so well together.

Andre sofa with Callan chair in living room

If you’re drawn to mid-century style 

Our André sofa + Callan leather chair (featured above) are a natural combination.

Design

André’s button-tufted back and Callan’s channeled back both add classic textures to this room. These design details are different enough that they don’t compete with each other, allowing each piece to shine.

Scale

The chair’s softer shape beautifully complements the tightly tailored sofa.

Materials

Both André and Callan feature vintage-inspired wood bases, paired with either a comfortable fabric or leather, for a stunning mix of materials.

Reese sofa with Beau chair

Our Reese sofa also offers timeless, mid-century-inspired design and pairs back beautifully to the Beau leather lounge chair and ottoman.

Design

Reese’s tailored, classic look complements Beau’s equally classic, yet lounge-worthy, design. We love how both pieces harness the mid-century vibe.

Scale

Because the sofa has a shorter back, the Beau lounge chair does a beautiful job of adding visual interest to this room with its high back and wide shape. (Bonus: Beau is the perfect scale to pair back to a Reese sectional, too).

Materials

You can’t go wrong with a classic warm leather accent in any room.

Wells sofa with Oskar lounge chair

If you’re drawn to high-personality pairings

Our Wells leather sofaOskar lounge chair are a perfect match.

Design

An artisan chair in natural wood, like Oskar, is the perfect design complement to this timeless sofa frame. Its intricate shape and curves contrast the smooth, tailored look of the high-personality sofa, but don’t take away from it.

Scale

The sofa and chair both offer a large seat but Oskar’s refined size and shape give it a light presence that offsets Wells’ grand design.

Materials

Warm leathers, like our Brighton camel featured on Wells, look striking with natural woods.

 

If you’re drawn to classic combos

 

Metro sectional and Carlo chair

Our Metro sectional is the ultimate in classic comfort and style.

Design

A large, cozy chair with an organic shape always pairs back beautifully to a modern, clean looking sofa.

Scale

The sofa sectional features a low profile for a modern look, so the chair’s organic shape and scale lend contrast.

Materials

A modern mix of materials makes this pairing undeniably fresh.

Photos by Room & Board

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9 Comments

  1. Sherry Mehem says:

    I personally liked the artisan chair complementing with the sofa. A beautiful design concept with the furniture , as without a couch the home feels like empty. I apppreciate your views and posting them for us , will help lot to improve the home interior.

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  3. Cat says:

    Thank you for this information. So many times we just are shown pictures. It’s nuce to know the reason why these furniture pieces look great together.

  4. Aarsun Woods says:

    The interior designs and details are really good…. We also have a lots of furniture items in my website. Thank you for sharing!!

  5. Ron says:

    Hello

    Am after sofa and would appreciate if you could get back to me with some price rang as well as what you carry in stock for sale. will be hoping to hear from you.

    Ron

  6. rohini says:

    I must say this concept of pairing a sofa and a chair is completely unique. It sounded like a strange idea to me till I came across the pictures you have shared and well they go well with each other. Nice idea. Thanks for sharing the blog. Hope to see more innovative ideas like these.

  7. Nikhil says:

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