Looking for the perfect leather sofa to add to your living room? There are many different kinds perfect for every taste and budget. Maybe you prefer something soft and comfortable, or ultra-stylish mid-century modern? Perhaps buttery, golden fabric is your thing, or maybe you prefer a deep burgundy hue? No matter what your preference is there’s a perfect couch out there to suit you.
Read our tips below on finding the perfect leather sofa to suit you and your home.
Find a suite that fits your existing style
A leather sofa will make an impressive addition to your home and it will also be one of the first things guests see as they enter your living room. That is why it’s important to choose one that fits in with your existing décor. A mismatched couch, no matter how luxurious the material, will only make your home seem poorly put-together. Find something that suits your style and the layout of your living room. A modular comfortable couch, for example, might be an excellent option for a contemporary, small living space. If you are leaning heavily on a look, such as Hampton’s style, then you might prefer to seek out a white leather sofa or something that will suit the aesthetic.
Large furniture items can be a significant investment so it’s important to consider you’re space before purchasing. If you’re not sure you’re making the right choice, then take photos, or ask if the furniture store has a trial policy. If they sell furniture items off the store floor then they might be open to you taking the item home to check on how it fits into your space.
No matter what you choose to do, you can be assured that a leather sofa will add an air of sophistication to your home.
Consider your needs
One of the best things about leather sofas is that they are comparatively very low maintenance compared to fabric couches. They are much more durable and resistant to stains or damage than fabric sofas. The material, made out of animal hides will hold up against humidity, spills, dirt and sticky hands – especially if treated with a protective coating. Your couch will only need a gentle wipe down with some water to keep it looking clean, unlike a fabric couch. Fabric, especially lighter fabrics, will absorb stains, odours and dirt much more easily. Fabric will require semi-regular dry cleaning and weekly spot cleaning to keep it looking good.
When looking to buy a leather sofa you should consider your lifestyle and maintenance needs. If you have children at home, or simply don’t have the time to regularly care for fabrics then perhaps a more durable material is a better fit for your lifestyle.
Consider your budget
The reality is that purchasing a leather sofa is a considerable investment. When you consider the longevity of a decent couch, which could last you ten or more years, it is a very good investment to make but the upfront expense can be hard to swallow. When looking to purchase ensure you balance budget considerations with quality. Some additional spend on a higher grade material may get you a much more durable, timeless piece of furniture.
So there you have it – some important points to consider before adding a wonderful, new piece of furniture to your home. Leather sofas are an excellent addition to any home, they are timeless, will last a long time and hold up over the years no matter what life throws at them. You can’t go wrong with this purchase!