There are loads of reasons to purchase a leather sofa, and although they are often priced higher than fabric alternatives, we really feel that you are making an investment rather than simply buying an item of furniture.
This is because leather sofas can last up to 4x longer than their fabric counterparts, and can even stay looking great for a lifetime if they are cared for correctly.
Leather sofa benefits
Maintaining your leather sofa is way easier than you might imagine, and this is mostly due to the fact that leather is a very durable and hard-wearing material. You’ll find that this strong material resists tears and punctures, and you can quickly fix pet scratches with a little leather polish.
To clean, simply wipe it with a damp cloth and vacuum any dust and debris off of it from time to time, there’s no need to remove and wash covers like with a fabric sofa.
Another great leather sofa benefit is that it doesn’t absorb odours. This means that if you have a kitchen/living area you won’t need to worry about cooking smells penetrating the leather, you’ll be able to avoid any lingering pet smells, and smokers can be rest-assured that their sofa won’t be affected.
Leather sofa trends
2019 is all about those natural materials and vintage designs that may have unique markings or quirky imperfections that make them one of a kind, and leather sofas certainly fit into this category.
Think classic leather sofas and armchairs with low backs, scroll arms, and dark wood legs, just like the Camford Leather Sofa & Armchair, and you’re sure to find the piece perfect for your home.
Alternatively, if you love a modern look you might prefer to follow the Scandi trend and opt for a traditional black sofa that makes an impact without being imposing. This trend promotes clean lines and simplicity, and a black leather sofa is guaranteed to be a great centrepiece that is eye-catching but in a cool and subtle way.
If you are hoping to add something new to a room but are happy with your existing furniture, opt for a leather accent chair that will give your room a different feel. As leather is such a complementary material, you won’t need to worry about whether it works with your current furniture – it definitely will!
For something classic and comfortable, take a look at Halo Little Professor Armchairs & Sofas, you won’t be disappointed.
Leather sofa designs
Leather sofas come in all shapes and sizes, so you are sure to find one that fits your room and provides a fabulous seating option for you and your friends and family.
For example, the Bailey Leather Sofas are available in a range of sizes, including everything from armchairs to wide sofas with a chaise end for extra comfort.
Fancy adding a pop of colour to your room? You may be surprised to know that you can get leather sofas in a range of colours, so you don’t have to stick to traditional black or brown if you don’t want to.
For a bit of inspiration, take a look at the Brook Premium Leather Range which comes in classic black, or the choice of on-trend grey or striking blue.
If you are shopping for a leather sofa on a budget, look for an option that uses faux leather for the sides and backs and real leather for the parts that get the most wear, such as the cushions and armrests. You could also opt for a fully faux leather sofa which will be cheaper, but be aware that this is unlikely to last as long.
Tips for buying a leather sofa
When you decide that a leather sofa is the best option for you, there are a few tips that can help you to find the right one for your home.
- Choose a leather sofa with a hardwood frame if possible as these will be the most durable options.
- For peace of mind, try to find a leather sofa with a guarantee. Although they are likely to last for years, it’s always reassuring to have a backup option.
- Pay attention to delivery times as you may have to wait longer if you purchase from some suppliers, or want something a little different. It is worth keeping in mind that if you are waiting for weeks for furniture you may want to buy it from a well-known company, such as M&S or John Lewis, to avoid the worry of them going bust before your new leather sofa or armchair arrives.
With so many advantages to buying a leather sofa, don’t delay in finding the perfect match for your home today.