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What is a Tuxedo Sofa?

The man in brown suit is sitting on a brown leather tuxedo sofa.

Tuxedo sofas are not only stylish but also functional. They can help you relax and unwind. This is especially true if you’re in the market for a new upright sitting area for your sitting room.

The best kind of furniture is certainly more than just the basic rectangle; it should be given an aesthetic makeover to make it more eye-catching and enjoyable. There’s a certain look that comes with having high-end furniture, and that has nothing to do with the quality of the product.

A tuxedo sofa is a three-seater sofa that is extremely popular in many homes and offices. Available in a range of colors and fabrics, tuxedo sofas can be particularly attractive when paired with loveseats, chairs, and beds in coordinating colors and fabrics.

Microfiber, in particular, has grown in popularity among manufacturers as an easy way to cover sofas rather than the more time-intensive process of sewing fabric. Some choose to have multiple tuxedo sofas for different purposes throughout the home.

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What is a tuxedo sofa?

This is the Staley 89" Genuine Leather Tuxedo Arm Sofa by Corrigan Studio from Wayfair.

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Tuxedo Sofa is the epitome of comfort. With its generous proportions and deep seat, it’s the perfect spot to rest your feet up after a long day. And its sophisticated, tailored design makes it equally at home in a den or living room.

With overstuffed arm and back cushions, and plush pillows, you can always count on this sofa for great support.

A tuxedo sofa is a three-seat sofa that is small enough to work in cramped spaces, yet large enough for multiple people to lounge on. This style of sofa has square rather than rolled arms and traditional feet instead of claw feet or ball legs, which set it apart from other sofas. These sofas are available in various sizes and can be purchased as two-seaters or three-seaters.

Is it in style or popular today?

Yes, it most definitely is! The overall design of the tuxedo sofa is classic. The style itself will hardly ever go out of style, though it is more suitable for a more upscale or formal setting.

Materials used 

The Colton 94'' Genuine Leather Tuxedo Arm Sofa by Industrial Lodge Home from Wayfair.

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Tuxedo Sofa is made out of hardwood that is dusted with natural stains and finishes, sanded smooth, and oiled. The legs are made from solid wood layered with felt pressure treated, so they will not warp or break. The back of the seat, arms, and headrest are all solid wood as well. 

Tuxedo Sofa’s advantage over other types of seating is it’s built with a thick layer of foam that helps support the back and prevent slippage. There’s also an additional layer of foam that helps support the armrests. The combination of these two provides a sturdy, comfortable-looking seat that takes up very little space.

Unlike some of our other tables, our Tuxedo Sofa has been designed with arms that extend out from the legs, providing additional support for extended periods of time.

History of  Tuxedo

A true work of art, the Tuxedo sofa exhibits the origins of modern style with its clean simple lines where the arms are the same height as the back. The style emerged in sophisticated Manhattan apartments and soirées in the 1900s.

A perfect addition to your family room, living room, or den, it is available in fabric, leather, and a pared-down Italian leather option, with metal nailhead trim accents adding the perfect finishing touch.

How much (give a range)

The Priscille 85'' Velvet Tuxedo Arm Sofa by Everly Quinn from Wayfair.

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Tuxedo Sofa’s can range anywhere between $800 to $2000.

Where to buy

If you are brave enough, you can buy your Tuxedo Sofa from There are plenty of brands and furniture stores to choose from. Also, there is Crate and Barrel, and Ashley Furniture is popular options to buy Tuxedo Sofa.

Alternative Sofa Option

Chesterfield Sofa

This is a man sitting on a brown leather chesterfield sofa.

A Chesterfield sofa is a type of sofa that is known for its rich and expensive appearance. It features tufted upholstery that is made with finely spun, woolen yarns over high-quality cotton batting. This tufted style is what gives a Chesterfield sofa its signature look. In addition, a Chesterfield sofa often features rolled arms and wood legs in highlighter tones.

Chesterfield sofas were designed by Lord Phillip Stanhope in the 18th century. He was Earl of Chesterfield at the time, and he commissioned the first-ever sofa design resembling what we would now call a “Chesterfield.

Bridgewater Sofa

The Bridgewater 3 Piece Sleeper Living Room Set by Rosdorf Park from Wayfair.

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Bridgewater sofa offers a classic design with a casual, relaxed feel. The formal arms and back make for a chic look, while the loose seat and back cushions provide comfort for lounging. It’s made for entertaining guests because the low backs won’t obscure their line of sight when seated.

The objective of a Bridgewater Sofa is to create an area where people can spend quality time with the furniture, enjoying each other’s company and the environment. This type of furniture is often created for use in living rooms, bedrooms, and especially study areas where the primary focus is on visual comfort without sacrificing functionality or functionality that may be needed at some future time.

Camelback Sofa

Jennifer Taylor Home Legacy Camelback Sofa Nail head Accents, Grey

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A camelback is a long, elegant sofa with a curvy back. It’s named after the animal because, well, they both have humps! Don’t worry it’s a bit chicer than you’re probably imagining right now.

A camelback goes best in a living room with high ceilings and big windows. Not sure if this is the right style for you? Check out the picture below and see if this style suits your fancy!

Sink into the refined lines and streamlined comfort of our camelback sofa. It’s designed for timeless style with a slim silhouette and a dramatically arched back that turns heads wherever it goes. Our camelback sofa features classic rolled arms, which balance the dramatic curves of the body and showcase a decorator-friendly tufted back cushion.

Lawson Sofa

Jennifer Taylor Home Alana Lawson Sofa, Silver Grey

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The Lawson couch is a comfortable place to catch up on your favorite Netflix show, or you can nap on the couch in between yoga class and the gym. The Lawson will look stylish in your living room for many years to come.

The Lawson sofa is one of the most traditional styles of sofa. It’s distinguished by its loose back pillows and its three cushion seat design. It has setback arms that can be seen in rolled or squared designs with the ideal height for napping.

Knole Sofa

The Tiplady Knole Sofa from George Smith.

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While the Knole sofa design was probably French in origin, we know it was made in London in workshops that supplied the Great Wardrobe.

A Knole is a small rectangular area that forms the base of your seat. It is typically made of wood or metal and will often have arms that extend from the legs or even be carved out of solid wood. Many people buy their first sofas online from sites such as Overstock or Amazon where they can pick one up in any size at affordable prices.

Before making the purchase, though, it is best to know what a Knole is since it’s not as broadly well-known as some other options.

Cabriole Sofa

Inspired by French 18th-century neoclassical furniture, the interior design layout of a cabriole sofa is more exclusive and subtle than a “fluffy” chaise longue. The Cabriole sofa has a decorative carved wooden frame; it has an equal height back and arms, and it has legs with a curved upper portion and a curved lower portion.

The Cabriole is a high-end designer sofa from the designer Harry Rosen. It has an eye-catching look and is available in a variety of colors and fabrics. The cushions are made from a combination of wool and satin. Fabric choices range from burgundy and coral to black and tan.

There is also a matching set of pillows that come in different sizes. The large size for a large seating area in your living room. The couch does offer support due to its shape, but it’s not so thick that you feel like you’re going to sink into it.

That means it’s great for relaxing while watching a movie or listening to music.

Mid-Century Modern Sofa

This is a look at the living room with a blue Mid-Century modern sofa set with a wooden coffee table.

Mid-Century sofas are iconic for their minimalist, modern look. The tapered legs are often a great focal point in a room and a complement to the sleek wooden frame. The sleek design of Mid-Century sofas is only completed when they are upholstered in rich leather and soft fabrics.

What are Mid-century sofas? It is a style of furniture that blends the timelessness of the past with the modernity of the present. In design and concept, these pieces exude an air of refinement and quality, while still remaining distinctly modern.

When it comes to purchasing a mid-century sofa it is important to pay attention to its material, design, and color combination. Each piece has its own personality which adds to its overall appeal.