Chenille Sofa

Let’s talk “Chenille” today, sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Are you looking for a sofa that will manage and withstand heavy use? Chenille could be the best contender in that section. Made from a variety of materials ranging from cotton to polyester, silk and rayon wool, for upholstery it tends to be durable.

The yarn for Chenille upholstery has a raised textured surface, and so the tighter it is woven the stronger and more durable it will be. If you need something that will last you long, even after heavy usage the Chenille sofas are the way to go. Besides being strong they come in different shapes sizes and colors as well allowing you to get the best for your home interior as well as the strongest. 

blue chenille yarn

Chenille and Microfiber can be described in almost the same way although with Chenille upholstery it’s more likely to hold a stain as compared to a Microfiber upholstery which actually repels liquids. However on the plus side, unlike Microfiber, Chenille has a softer touch giving the couch a more luxurious and comfortable feel. 

With time, Chenille upholstery has become one of the most popular upholstery out there. Not only is it soft, but it’s also practical for a busy house and is visually appealing because of the fabric’s nature. The tufted material has fuzzy hairs from all angles, this gives it an indecent sheen and creates a variety of shades on your couch. With that being said, let’s get busy in getting you the best Chenille sofa out there.

We’re all aware of the stress that comes with having to buy a couch for your house. It’s always the things we take for an advantage that put us through the most. Buying a couch is just one thing you want to be done and over with. We’re here to help you with exactly that. Let us walk you through our guide, we’ll show you a few brand names with different designs and at the end of it all, you’ll be filled with knowledge on these Chenille sofas and you can decide which one would be best for you interior. Without wasting much time, let’s get to it!

TOP PICK

This sofa comes with a modular design. It’s L-Shaped but since it’s modular you may as well change its settings. With its shape and modular features, it qualifies to be a space-saving sofa for your living room, basement or any other room you may find fit to have it in. It allows you to use your imagination to create a living room of your choice. With this couch, you’re adding to your home comfort cosiness and softness to your interior. Allowing you to have more people over, whilst saving much space because of its design, it definitely deserves an award, but since it’s impossible to hand out trophies to sofas, soot as the top pick was more reasonable. 

Our Reviews

SURE FIT Ultimate Stretch Chenille

This is a box cushion sofa that comes in a half dark blue shade. It’s a casual sofa made from chenille that will definitely rejuvenate the looks in your home. It has a classical design that comes out as perfect for simple settings in any home decor, be it in a reading room, bedroom, hallway or entryway. The teal blue gives it a beautiful and elegant yet sophisticated appeal, which to the aesthete may be one of the most beautiful sites in any house. 

Just by looking at it you can tell of the softness that the texture brings. From top to bottom except for its legs, the sofa has a uniform and unified look with everything from the seat cushions, backrests and armrests all in one color. The chenille upholstery is stretchy, soft and textured so you’re guaranteed an extra warm welcoming when you sit on it, and you will feel very much at home and cozy with this one. 

Like we said before the individual cover design is almost a custom-like fit. It’s unlike any done before. Made from 96% polyester and 4% spandex, the fabric will not tear, unless overstretched. If you’re looking to add a touch of soft, easy on the eyes and easy in the touch feel, then this Surefit Ultimate sofa is definitely the way to go. With this couch, you’re adding to your home comfort, coziness and softness to your interior. It will make you happy, and help you relax in the hardest of times.

Pros

  • Is soft and comfortable
  • Chenille has a soft look that complements other furniture
  • It has a classical design to suit any interior

CONS

  • Is not waterproof and is prone to stains

Esofastore Living Room Furniture Modern Modular 6pc Sectional Sofa Set Tan Color Chenille Fabric

This is a modern and modular sic piece sectional sofa. It’s L-shaped in this case and comes with a wedge ottoman, perfect for lounging, sitting and sleeping. With this sofa you will enhance your interior design, accentuating each and every corner in the room being reflected on this couch.

Your visitors will feel right at home with no intimidation whatsoever. If you enjoy lounging with friends over a glass of wine then this sofa is the right one for you. It is a  chenille piece, so you already know that you will be provided with softness and warmth when you relax and sit.

For those pet snugglers, this could be what you and your pet have been looking for. With this couch, your ket will always be on their best behavior just so it can get to sit with you on the couch and rest in utter luxury. With its brown/green look, this will definitely have everyone at ease and cheery. 

This sofa comes with a modular design. It’s L-Shaped but since it’s modular you may as well change its settings. With its shape and modular features, it qualifies to be a space-saving sofa for your living room, basement or any other room you may find fit to have it in.

Though it’s a six-piece, it’s big enough to allow more than 6 people to sit. The ottoman is multi-functional and may neither service you as an extra seat, as a lounging spread or as a coffee table. 

Allowing you to nap, sleep, lounge and sit. Upholstered in Chenille, this piece allows you to use your imagination to create a living room of your choice. You may as well play around with the different possible settings until you find one that will suit your living room and preference perfectly. 

It comes with the following:

2 ottomans, 2 armless chairs and 2 corner wedges. 

You’re encouraged to use your imagination and make the best sitting you can.

Pros

  • It has 2 reversible ottomans
  • It is comfortable and soft
  • Has a modular design and can be repositioned to any seating
  • Has a generous amount of space for more than 6 people

CONS

  • Is not a waterproof couch
  • Is not stain-resistant

F&F Furniture Group 62" Espresso Chenille and Cowgirl Brown Vinyl Exterior Loveseat

This is a contemporary chenille sofa that comes with decorative toss pillows just to add to that spicy look that you want in your house. It features a brown object Espresso Chenille seating and comes with it’s back and seat cushions loosely fit for adjustability. The brown tone it has brings livelihood to any home with any interior and will be sure to comfort you before you even take a seat. 

This loveseat is clearly set apart with the use of two different upholstery material. It’s modern design can awaken the decor of any house or any living room. The toss pillows are soft and very comfortable, especially if you are a napper. The seat cushions are loosely put so that you can adjust your sitting to your preference until the comfort becomes unbearable. All in all the sofa is brown and neutral hence will work with any interior setting.

Pros

  • Has different upholstery material as unique design
  • The back and back cushion are loosely set
  • It is a very comfortable sofa

CONS

  • It is not waterproof and is not stain-resistant

Steve Silver Allendale Tan Chenille 3-Piece Sectional

This polyester tan chenille sofa had a unique look and feel that will definitely have you astounded. The design has contrasting pillows that give the whole couch a new look. The earth tone it has brings home closer and shows the essence of what family is. With this sofa, you may as well bring out the glory of a home giving a warm welcome to everyone and anyone who comes to visit and sit on that sofa.

The contrasting pillow design brings out the brightness and aesthetic feel to the living room. It will have you already feeling welcoming before you even sit on it. Buying this couch is a good investment as it is durable and strong and will definitely give your home long-lasting years of style. 

This sectional sofa comes in three pieces with a left arm sofa and a right arm sofa both being of equal dimensions. Made from tan chenille fabric, the upholstery is bright and resistant to weak tears or scratches for that matter.

The chenille is very easy to clean and will hold on fluids for a while, at least long enough for you to run to the kitchen and get swabs and wipe it before it seeps through. The whole couch has a sinuous spring support system with the cushions being gel-infused to provide you with optimal comfort. The legs are solid wood and are strong enough to give your sofa a very sturdy set so it doesn’t shift and move unnecessarily. 

Its dimensions for the 2 arm sofas are set the following:

Left arm sofa: 71″L*42″D*38″H

Right arm sofa: 71″L*42″D*38″H

With all that it can carry a weight capacity of 318lbs.

Pros

  • It is very soft and comfortable
  • The cushions are gel-infused with a spring support system
  • Fabric can hold liquids for a while longer than other fabric

CONS

  • Is not waterproof
  • Is not stain-resistant

Grey Chenille 4-seat Recliner Sofa with Power Storage Consoles

“Welcome to the future” that’s probably the first thing that pops in your mind when you read its name. Coming to you at this moment is a four-seat recliner that has power storage consoles. It’s a grey sofa that comes with transitional polyester manual recliners and is perfect for any living room, home theatre rooms, or just a regular tv room. When you look at it, you’ll first notice the warm grey chenille upholstery, then secondly you will notice the theater chair design that it bears.

After each seat comes an armrest which may hold one’s food and drink. If you’re going for that modern trendy look with a cabin ring to it, I believe this sofa could be exactly that for you. It’s perfect for those boring days when all you want to do is relax and breathe, or Sundays when you want to watch a game with the boys, and even more, those Friday evenings having a chat with the girls, this sofa is it.

As recliners, their weight capacity is apparently limited to 300lbs, just to avoid you toppling over or breaking it. The frame is limiGenapped hardwood that is covered in durable, easy to clean 100% polyester chenille fabric. The cushions come filled with high-density foam polyester fiber and sinuous spring to keep you from sinking through. Unlike other recliners, this one has a steel reclining mechanism, with insulated spring clips, to avoid and prevent that loud noise that’s made when reclining. 

In case you want to recline, make sure there’s at least a 4″ wall allowance to avoid accidents and to allow this sofa to fully recline. In full this sofa sits at 40.5″H, 127.6″W and 37″D. The arms are at 24.25″ height. All in all this sofa would be perfect for living rooms, dens and media rooms, so go ahead and buy it for those moments you’ve been longing for.

Pros

  • It is a reclining four-seat sofa
  • It has insulated spring clips to reduce loud noise when reclining
  • Each seat has its own armrest
  • It's very comfortable and soft

CONS

  • The upholstery is not waterproof or stain-resistant

BONUS Pick: CHELSEA COLLECTION RECLINER LOVESEAT

Check this recliner loveseat, it comes with 2 power outlets, a storage compartment and even has cup holders. Perfect for those Friday night movie dates and afternoon nap sessions. With Chenille Fabric, it’s sure to bring comfort to your home. 

Buyer's Guide

IS CHENILLE FABRIC HARD WEARING? 

Chenille is made from a variety of materials, from cotton to polyester, it’s very strong and durable. Also known as the caterpillar fabric it has a fuzzy feeling and appealing look. And yes it’s hard-wearing. 

HOW DO YOU CLEAN A CHENILLE SOFA? 

Depending on the care label of that chenille sofa the general use would be to use dye-free liquid soap or any laundry soap/detergent suitable for soft and delicate materials. Just add it in water and use it to scrub, wipe or brush off stains. Take care not to use hard or tough tools as that could pull out the yarn. 

IS CHENILLE GOOD FOR PETS? 

Chenille is strong, soft and durable that tends to hide dirt quite well. However, the piled fabric can easily get caught in a pet’s claws. Unlike humans, some pets don’t reason well and will just pull with the material on their claws leading to a tear in the fabric. So though cozy and fuzzy enough for your pet to be comfortable it’s best to avoid such in all cases. 

IS CHENILLE MICROFIBER? 

Though they may have some similarities in that they are both durable enough to use as upholstery. They do have slight differences. Microfibers are soft smooth but unlike Chenille they will repel liquids. Chenille, on the other hand, is more likely to hold and absorb a stain. Though both are soft to touch, unlike microfiber, chenille fabric is bunched and has a pile so will mostly likely be more luxurious. 

IS A CHENILLE SOFA A GOOD IDEA? 

For a couch, Chenille fabric has many desirable qualities in that it is strong and durable. It’s also warm, soft and fuzzy giving it a luxurious feel. To make it better because it is strong and durable, it is perfect for heavy use sofas so If you have a busy family, and you like to host gatherings meaning your sofas will always be in use, a Chenille sofa is the best way to go. 

WHAT KIND OF FABRIC IS CHENILLE? 

Chenille fabric is made from yarn and it has a raised tufted feel. It resembles a fuzzy feel with tufted fabrics raised from all angles. It can be made from silk, rayon wool, cotton and other fabrics. But the way in which it’s woven makes it strong and durable hence perfect for heavily used sofas. With Chenille, it can be used on other things such as sweaters, jerseys or basic embroidery for cushions and the likes. 

IS CHENILLE THE SAME AS VELVET? 

Chenille is extremely short and bunchy giving it that fluffy feel. Made from yarn and other bunchy fibers it’s often used to make sweaters. On the other hand, velvet is closely woven from silk and cotton and it has a short thick pile on the other hand. 

Final Thoughts

I think I need to visit one of these stores and get myself a Chenille couch ASAP!! It’s like investing in a lifetime of style and comfort. I definitely wouldn’t mind and I know you wouldn’t as well. We are probably thinking the same thing right now, like who invented these things. How did they even come up with the idea or the name, wow? Human minds will always be a mystery to me. 

Sadly, this is where we part ways, it was fun while it lasted but it’s now time to let you go and get that sofa on your own. I can’t tell you which sofa to get obviously, I already have a few ideas of what I’m getting for myself. I’m sure or at least I hope you have an idea of what you’re getting. I wish you the best, and may that “heavy use” sofa be used heavily for sure. HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

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