Best velvet sofas: 6 beautiful buys you won't be able to resist

Let our pick of the best velvet sofas inspire you to go for a bold, luxurious look in your living room

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Velvet sofas
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Velvet sofas are definitely having a moment, in fact they have been having a moment for a while now. It’s easy to see why, too. Featuring plush, tactile fabrics that are perfect for sinking into, as well as attention-grabbing colours ranging from hot fuchsia to deep green and just about everything in between, a velvet sofa is guaranteed to be a striking centrepiece in any living room.  

Find more of the best sofas in our buying guide and be sure to use our guide to choosing a sofa to ensure you're shopping for a quality item which suits both you and your space. velvet sofa

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1. Scott 3 seater sofa

The best velvet sofa you can buy – stylish, comfortable and a little bit retro

Dimensions: H84 x W225 x D100cm
Upholstery: velvet
Filling: foam, feather, fibre
Self assembly: legs need to be fitted
Colours: navy blue (shown), or six other shades
Reasons to buy
+Retro Mid-century style+Really comfy seat 
Reasons to avoid
-We can't find a thing wrong with this gorgeous sofa

We've made our love of the Scott sofa very clear in the past, so it's no surprise that it's top of our pick of the best velvet sofas. We just love the slightly Mid-century design, it's enough to give a slight retro feel to a room without it meaning you can't mix in other styles. It also comes in a few sizes – a 2 seater, 3 seater, a 4 seater chaise sofa annnnd a huge corner sofa. There are also plenty of lovely velvets to choose from too. 

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Habitat velvet sofa

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2. Habitat Victor 3 Seater Sofa

A stylish velvet sofa that's perfect to adding a retro vibe

Dimensions: W200 x H73 x D80cm
Upholstery: velvet
Filling: foam and fibre
Self assembly: legs need to be fitted
Colours: Green and black
Reasons to buy
+Lovely squish cushions that make for a comfy seat +Unique design – love the mix of wood and velvet
Reasons to avoid
-Due to the squishyness it's not the best for support and does have a low back

If you are after a velvet sofa with a bit of a twist this Habitat offering would be right up your street. You get all the glamour and the luxury of a velvet sofa but then there's this really cool walnut base that makes it a bit more unusual. We know this won't be for everyone but we see so many similar designs when it comes to velvet sofas this really caught our eye. It has great reviews too, really comfy, really roomy and amazing quality. 

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Best sofa under £500: Margot sofa from

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3. Margot sofa

The best cheap velvet sofa – a gorgeous buy for under £500

Dimensions: H72 x W130 x D73cm
Upholstery: velvet
Filling: foam
Self assembly: legs need to be fitted
Colours: peacock blue (shown), or nine other shades
Reasons to buy
+Vintage style+Opulent details
Reasons to avoid
-Very upright seat

If you are after a velvet sofa for a small living room design, this Made sofa would be ideal. It's only 130cm wide so could fit into the tiniest of rooms, plus the shape is perfect for small spaces too, high legs, low back, all good. Of course, it also looks gorgeous, we love the teal velvet and the hint of gold on the feet. It comes in nine colours, all stunning and there's a chaise longue and armchair to match too (both would be amazing in a bedroom). 

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Dunelm sofa

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4. Dunelm Rupert sofa

The best velvet green sofa (perfect for the gram)

Dimensions: H85 x W150 x D96cm
Upholstery: velvet
Filling: :foam (seat), fibre (back)
Self assembly: part required
Colours: bottle (shown), royal blue, steel
Reasons to buy
+Luscious velvet+Castors make it easy to reposition
Reasons to avoid
-Velvet isn't the most practical

Like a more traditional sofa?  This sofa has classic lines and details, and will look happily at home in a traditional scheme. The bottle green velvet gives it up-to-date style, though, so you could mix it with more modern furnishings without creating a clash. We’ve fallen for this gorgeous velvet in a shade that teams beautifully with gold accents as well as other botanical shades. But do make sure you check out the eye-catching blue alternative too or opt for a classic grey if you are after something more subtle. 

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Habitat sofa

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5. Habitat Fenner 3 Seater Sofa

The best sofa for Mid-century style

Dimensions: W225 x H55 x D95cm
Upholstery: Velvet
Filling: :foam (seat), fibre and feather (back)
Self assembly: part required
Colours: 23 fabrics to choose from
Reasons to buy
+Plenty of fabric choice+Stylish, modern shape+Comfortable seat
Reasons to avoid
-Quite expensive for a simple design

Ah an orange velvet sofa, we think they might be the new blush pink velvet sofa, they definitely seem to be the colour of choice for 2020. What we love about these dark, burnt oranges is that although they do add a pop of colour, the warm hue is still quite neutral so it's not going to totally overwhelm a room – it's a good colour to go for if you want a change but don't want something to clash with all your existing decor.

Love the shape but not too sure on the orange? there are 23 other fabrics and colours to choose from and you can order samples to test out first. 

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John Lewis sofa bed

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6. John Lewis & Partners Chester sofa

The best sofa that's comfy, stylish and classic

Dimensions: H61cm x W169cm x D98cm
Upholstery: choice of materials
Filling: foam and feather
Self assembly: no
Colours: teal (shown), and 134 others
Reasons to buy
+Plenty of colour options+Three sizes+Classic design 

A Chesterfield sofa is never going to go out of style, it's a classic, so you know you are investing in something with longevity. This John Lewis velvet sofa will suit literally any space. Its buttonback details tips it slightly into the more traditional style, but it would still be at home in a modern room. Its simple design and neutral colour options mean you can always add throw cushions to blend it even more with your style. 

Oh and you can pick from literally hundreds of colours and materials for your upholstery. Above the Chester has been upholstered in Lucca Soft Teal Velvet but do go and have a look at the huge selection you can choose from. 

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Hebe Hatton
Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer. As a renter, she is always looking for creative ways to make her flat feel like home. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration.