How to make sure it fits, without having a fit!

How exciting! You’ve decided on your new sofa or sectional and now to be sure it will fit beautifully in your home.

Determine the ‘path’ the furniture will take from the delivery truck to its final destination inside of your home, condo or apartment. Measure the height and width of every doorway, wall opening, hallway, staircase, stairwell overhang/ceiling height and elevator opening, interior height and opposite wall distance.

With over 7 decades of experience in delivering sofas, we can tell you that most of our pieces should fit in any place where we can stand it on its end.

Here’s a simple formula you can use to figure out whether or not there is sufficient diagonal clearance to do so:

  1. Multiply the length in inches, by itself. for example, 84” x 84”
  2. Multiply depth or height (whichever is greater) by itself. for example, 34” x 34”
  3. Add these 2 numbers together and then find the square root by the pressing the square root symbol ( √ ) on your calculator. Round this off to a whole number.
  4. Now add 2” to this number, this is the minimum number of inches in ceiling, height, needed to stand your sofa on end.

Therefore, 93” is the minimum ceiling height needed to stand your sofa on end and fit it into your home.

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Prioritizing wellness, comfort and health during the holidays

As the crisp air of the holiday season sets in, the quest for relaxation and wellness takes centre stage in our homes. The Chesterfield Shop, Ontario's premier seating specialist, offers a range of recliners that blend comfort with health benefits, perfect for festive relaxation.

Join Us in Celebrating Wellness This Holiday Season
As we embrace the holiday spirit, The Chesterfield Shop invites you to experience the wellness and joy of owning a recliner that offers more than just a place to sit.

It’s a haven for relaxation, a retreat for rejuvenation, and proof of our unwavering commitment to your comfort and health. Visit our showrooms or explore our offerings online, and let us help you find the perfect recliner to make your festive season both relaxing and healthful.

Zero Gravity and Massage: The Ultimate Relaxation Duo
At the heart of our wellness-focused collection are recliners featuring Zero Gravity and massage functions. The Zero Gravity recliners, a marvel in ergonomic design, allow you to recline in a position where your feet are elevated above your heart.

This unique position significantly reduces stress on the back and enhances circulation, offering a sanctuary of comfort for those with back or joint pain. Imagine unwinding after a long day, with your body perfectly aligned in a state of weightlessness, as the recliner's massage function gently eases away the tensions of the day.

Performance Fabrics: Style Meets Functionality
While our recliners are about unparalleled comfort, they are also about enduring style and practicality. Upholstered in high-quality performance fabrics, these chairs resist stains and spills, ensuring they retain their aesthetic appeal through the rigours of everyday life.

Whether you opt for the sleekness of sumptuous leathers or the warmth of plush fabrics, these recliners promise to be a focal point in your living space.

Beyond Comfort: Lift Chairs for Enhanced Support
Recognizing the diverse needs of our customers, The Chesterfield Shop offers lift chairs that provide maximum comfort and ease of use, particularly beneficial for individuals requiring extra support.

With electronic lift capabilities, these chairs gently guide the user from a seated to a standing position, making them an essential addition to any home where mobility is a consideration.

Customization at Its Best
True to our commitment to personalization, every recliner in our collection can be customized to suit your individual style and comfort preferences. From manual to power-operated models, with optional add-ons like cup-holders and adjustable headrests and footrests, we ensure that your recliner is not just a piece of furniture, but a reflection of your lifestyle.

Come and see for yourself!
Visit on our showrooms to get a real feel for our recliners. Sit in them, touch them, and experience their comfort firsthand. This in-store experience is what we're all about, offering something beyond what you see online.

See for yourself why our recliners are perfect for your holiday relaxation and health.

How to Decorate for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and it's time to update your living space into a cozy, warm and festive haven. No need to worry about updating your large furniture items, we're focusing on creating a stunning holiday space by focusing on the details. This year, let's explore the art of layering textures through throws, pillows, candles, and accessories to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Throws: Wrap Up in Warmth

One of the easiest ways to add a touch of holiday magic to your living room is through the use of throws. Opt for plush, knitted, or faux fur throws. Even better if its in festive colours like deep reds, greens, or classic whites. If you're familiar with The Hudson's Bay Company you will know their iconic striped blanket which is more than perfect for this season. To get that professional look, drape them over the back of your sofa or lay them across your favorite armchair. The softness and warmth throws provide not only elevate the comfort of your space but also instantly evoke a sense of holiday charm.

Pillows: Pile on the Comfort

Enhance the coziness of your space by incorporating holiday or even winter-themed pillows. Mix and match textures like velvet, wool, and embroidery to create visual interest. Choose pillows in traditional patterns such as plaids and houndstooth, or experiment with festive prints. A combination of solid and patterned pillows can bring balance and sophistication to your existing furniture, making it feel fresh and seasonal.

Candles: Setting the Ambiance

Candles are a timeless addition to any holiday decor. Choose a variety of sizes and styles to create a captivating display. Place them strategically on coffee tables, side tables, or even along on the mantel with stockings. If you're looking to add an extra bit of holiday cheer, you can choose scented candles with pine, cedar, cinnamon, or vanilla. The soft glow of candlelight not only adds a warm ambiance but also contributes to the overall festive atmosphere.

Accessories: Small Details, Big Impact

Elevate the holiday spirit by incorporating small, thoughtful accessories throughout your space. Consider decorative bowls filled with pinecones, ornaments, extra lights, stars or little figurines in the shapes of gnomes, deer or snowflakes. Introduce metallic accents like gold or silver candle holders, vases, or trays to add a touch of glamour. These small added details can make a big impact in turning your living room into a winter wonderland.

Layered Rugs: Ground the Space

Bring additional warmth and texture to your room by layering rugs. Consider placing a plush, soft rug over your existing carpet or hardwood floor. This not only adds a cozy element but also helps define different zones within your space. If you're an expert at decorating or wanting a very jolly space, you can select rugs that are in holiday-inspired colours or patterns to tie the entire look together seamlessly.

Greenery and Wreaths: Nature's Touch

Incorporate the beauty of nature into your holiday decor with greenery and wreaths. Place small potted evergreen plants in corners or use them as a centrepiece on a dining or coffee table. Hang wreaths on main doors or above your fireplace for a classic and timeless touch. The vibrant green hues and earthy elements will complement your existing furniture and infuse a breath of fresh, festive air.

Decorating for the holidays doesn't mean you have to overhaul your entire living space. By focusing on layering textures through throws, pillows, candles, and accessories, you can effortlessly transform your home into a warm and inviting haven. Embrace the season with these simple yet effective additions that will not only enhance the holiday spirit but also leave your existing furniture looking refreshed and ready for celebration.

Top 5 Fall Trends for Home Furniture

The Chesterfield Shop team have just come back from High Point Market, North America's largest home furnishings trade show. If you've never been, High Point Market is a bustling hub of innovation and design trends, styles, inspirations. So, let's dive right into the top 5 trends for fall that were the most prominent at the market.

1. Fall & Earthy Colours
Bright and rich fall colors took center stage at High Point Market, and they're here to stay. Rust orange, fiery reds, mustard yellow, and greens ranging from sage to mossy green. These rich colours offered a striking bold contrast to the sea of whites and creams that we see so often. From sumptuous greens to fiery rust oranges, these tones really captured the essence of autumn and offered a luxe but cozy look.

2. Curves & Round Shapes
Chic and graceful contours were very popular this market. It wasn't just round and curved sofas; curves were seen on lots of arms, legs, and even the backs of chairs and sofas. This trend is redefining elegance and contemporary chic in the world of furniture. I’m sure we’ll see more of these curve lines as interior design shifts toward making living spaces an oasis that benefits our well-being.

3. Rich Luxe Leathers
Rich and luxurious leathers in shades of brown were a standout trend at High Point Market. From dark espresso to whiskey and even bright cognac with a hint of orange, these sumptuous leathers exude exceptional luxury. When paired with textured rugs, pillows, and throws, your space transforms into a sumptuous haven. These classic materials made a striking return, providing timeless elegance for your home.

4. Fall Florals
Florals aren't just for spring anymore. These florals weren't hyper feminine or super vibrant, instead they were toned down, muted colours/patterns that were earthy- bringing a touch of nature's elegance to living spaces. This subtlety added a cool, and delightful visual interest to spaces while offering a soothing and comforting presence, perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere. Embrace the organic and lighter feel of fall with these timeless floral accents.


5. Mixing Natural Accents
Picture the blending of cool, hard stone with grainy, dark woods in accent chairs, lamps and tables. The blend of cool, hard stone with grainy, dark woods offered a captivating contrast that balances nature while grounding your space. There was also a real craze for organic moss/grass wall installations adding a unique and fresh touch of greenery to the interiors. These natural elements simply elevate spaces by creating a harmonious look and feel.

To summarize, High Point Market Fall 2023 brought a refreshing shift to the world of home furnishings and interior design. It's all about comfort and well-being by embracing shapes and colors that make us feel good. I couldn't help but notice the growing preference for cozy, soothing beiges over the cool reign of greys that once dominated showrooms and homes. It's a sign of the times, as homes become places to unwind and re-energize, fusing style and comfort effortlessly.