The Best English Roll Arm Sofas You Can Buy Right Now

updated Jul 31, 2023
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When it comes to designing your living space, the sofa you choose might just be the most important decor element of them all. From trendy velvet picks to cozy deep models, sofas have the power to be the statement-making piece that pulls the whole room together.

For a couch that combines extreme comfort with a unique, eye-catching design, may we suggest the English arm roll sofa? Characterized by deep seating, statement legs, and low-profile sloped arms, these sofas offer a classic look that seamlessly blends into modern design. We scoured the web on our hunt to find the best of the best and came up with 11 options you’re sure to love. So turn on your electric tea kettle (or pour yourself a pint, we won’t judge), and get ready to transform your living room with one of the best English arm roll sofas out there. You’ll be living it up in the London-style flat of your dreams in no time.

Do you have an English arm roll sofa you love? Let us know in the comments below!

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To say this sofa from Anthropologie is a stunner would be an understatement. Available in an array of bold colors (in both velvet and linen finishes), this sofa's channel-tufted back and walnut, turned legs immediately draw the eye for a look that is both refined and relaxed.

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West Elm
was $1899.00

Made with a solid, kiln-dried wood frame, this modern take on the classic sofa is an absolute dream. Available in an 86-inch width, it features a cozy foam/down cushion blend for plush comfort, while webbed cushion support gives you a couch that never loses its integrity. On sale now in classy white upholstery, the Ives sofa also features modern tapered legs, which is a perfect touch for the mid-century modern devotee.

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For a budget- and small-space-friendly option, check out Ashley's Renly sofa, which looks positively dashing in blue-gray upholstery. Its icy finish will stand out from your typical whites and beiges, while deep seats provide plenty of lounging space. What's more, your couch purchase comes with two matching accent pillows.

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We love a good button-tufted sofa. Combine those details with modern English armrests, and we're sold! The Batholo Sofa by Alcott Hill is the best of both worlds, mixing both old-fashioned styles with a sleek welt trim and combination caster/tapered legs for a truly unique update to the English arm roll sofa.

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One Kings Lane

If there's one trend we hope doesn't go away anytime soon, it's the velvet sofa. For a velvet take on the English arm roll sofa, the Hayes Sofa from One Kings Lane is a beautiful choice. Elegant and down-filled for superior comfort, this sofa also features two caster front legs for easy mobility, giving your floors the break they deserve.

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Birch Lane

Looking for an uber-customizable English arm roll sofa? Available in more than 60 color options, the Walters sofa is perfect for anyone looking to curate a space to their specific color palette. Top it off with a hardwood frame, blended down-filled cushions, and turned legs, and you'll find this an exceptionally elegant pick.

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The five-star reviews of the Jenner sofa speak for themselves, and one thing is very clear: This is one comfortable sofa. With a premium spring system that provides a deeper and more comfortable seat and "Wow Seating" cushions that offer the right amount of softness and sink, this solid-wood-framed sofa is a pillowy dream.

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Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn's Sanford sofa comes in three widths, the smallest of which looks almost more like a loveseat. What really impressed us, though, is the sofa's high back and ultra-plush cushions. Suffice to say, once you have a seat, you'll never want to leave. Want to spice up your living room seating even more? Grab the Sanford in a unique upholstery color such as this burnt orange, which is literally called spice.

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Williams Sonoma

There's something incredibly timeless about the look of a crisp, white sofa. Handcrafted in the USA, the Bedford sofa features an eco-friendly cushion core, down cushions, and turned front legs set on a pair of stylish casters. And if white's not your speed, don't worry; it comes in a variety of colors in a selection of fabrics and premium leathers.

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was $949.99

A little classic and a little rock n' roll, this Kelly Clarkson Home pick is everything we want in a modern English arm roll sofa. With recessed arms, piped cushioning, and gorgeous nailhead trim, this sofa really does hit the, ahem, nail on the head. And at 79" wide, it's neither too wide nor too tight for the average-sized living room.

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Raymour & Flanigan
was $1499.95

Raymour & Flanigan is the place to go for traditional-style seating, and their roll arm sofa selection does not disappoint. Of all their online picks, we were most taken with the Tifton sofa, which is available in either light brown or dark blue upholstery. One small but eye-catching detail that sets this couch apart are its three front-facing bun feet. Those, combined with the sofa's curved lines, make it an old-world masterpiece.

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Pottery Barn
was $2849.00

If your budget has a little more wiggle room, the Carlisle Sofa is another customizable pick that we adore from Pottery Barn. Coming in three width sizes and an array of colors and fabrics, this sofa is as classic as it comes. One of our favorite features? You can select multi-cushion or bench seating for a look that's all your own.

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One Kings Lane

For those in the market for a sectional, we loved this pick from One Kings Lane. Perched on exposed wood legs (in a gorgeous chestnut finish), this velvet sofa is made with extreme comfort in mind. The back cushions are filled with a feather/down blend, while the seat cushions remain sturdy and supportive thanks to individually pocketed coils encased in foam (which are then wrapped in that same feather/down blend).