The Chesterfield footstool, the perfect complement to your special sofa
The Chesterfield is a world-famous sofa. Since its creation sometime in the year 1700, the fascination of those who knew it awoke. A piece reserved for the English high society and furniture inevitable in the exclusive clubs of gentlemen of the time.
What makes the Chesterfield so special is its unique structure, consisting of a structure of solid wood, rounded edges, a backrest and armrest at the same height, short legs and personal stamp: its capitoné embroidery. This composition of buttons embroidered by hand from end to end of the sofa and on the edge of the seat is a feature that to this day is one of the most valued in the world of decoration.
What began as a representation of the purest English style transcended the borders to become a symbol of elegance and sophistication anywhere in the world. Its original structure has inspired the development of other types of furniture and has even been incorporated into dining chairs, which we can now find with a tufted back.
But that is not all. In the world of furniture, there is a complementary piece that was born to add comfort and extra style in the rooms and increase the enjoyment of our favorite sofas: the footstool, also known as a stool or footrest.
We can find them in innumerable designs, shapes, sizes, and colors, but the Chesterfield footstool is one of the most popular, precisely because of everything its name in itself represents, the purest distinction and good taste, the perfect complement to the sofa that steals all the looks of the room, the Chesterfield.
The main and most striking feature of this footstool is the iconic buttoned upholstery of the classic Chesterfield. The dimensions depend to a great extent on the furniture house that designs it or even on the consumer, who can request a specific bench size. The most traditional and elegant ones have wooden legs, straight or curved and the most contemporary and practical models incorporate acrylic wheels, to move them easily through the room.
As with the upholstery of sofas, the materials used to upholster these stools is infinitely varied and the one you choose will depend exclusively on your personal taste, if you want to combine it with the material of your sofa or if you want to combine textures.
For classic and balanced environments it is always better to choose these accessories with combined fabrics that give a sense of order and harmony with the decoration. Thus, a leather footstool will be, in addition to a piece with a lot of class, the perfect companion of a Chesterfield upholstered in leather. On the other hand, they are very durable and only improve over time.
For those who seek to give a double functionality on a second hand footrest, as a complementary piece of furniture and as a decorative piece, it can be very good to play with textures, colors and patterns, which will not necessarily detract from the buttoned design, but rather may well add in style, as is the case of velvet for example.