Are you thinking of investing in a new sofa? There’s a huge range of styles, designs and upholstered finishes available, but one popular choice is to opt for leather. Here are five great reasons why a leather sofa could be the perfect buy for your home.
1. Luxury style and finish
There’s something luxurious about leather. It’s soft to touch, smooth to sit on and oozes style and sophistication.
A 100% leather sofa is the ultimate in comfort. It may seem expensive, but it’s a great investment to make and one you’re sure to love and enjoy for many years to come. Whether you’re fond of ultra modern sofa designs or classic contemporary styles, there’s likely to be a leather sofa out there that would look right at home in your living room.
If you’re concerned about durability, then leather as a sofa finish works perfectly. Leather is naturally a tough and durable fabric. It can withstand wear and tear, spills and scratches well (as long as you do wipe off spills etc, of course). In fact, it can be a good and durable choice for a family home.
A good quality leather sofa that is loved and well cared for can last a long time. The colour of the leather shouldn’t fade, but it will evolve. The more you sit on and use the sofa, the softer the leather will become.
Comfort is of course a top priority with a sofa. The soft nature of leather adds an extra element of comfort to a sofa that makes it appealing to sit back and relax on.
Leather is a natural fabric too and as such it absorbs oils from your skin and softens even more over time. In the winter, sitting on a leather sofa is cosy and warm, yet in the summer it can be cooling against your skin – so it’s perfect all year round.
As with buying any sofa, it’s a good idea to check out various options before you buy – try them out for size and comfort and see which one suits your needs the most.
5. Easy to care for
If you thought that buying a leather sofa would entail a lot of delicate upkeep, then think again. A leather sofa is relatively easy to maintain.
If it becomes the victim of accidental spills and stains, gently wipe them off with a damp cloth. Pet hair and dust can be removed by regular cleaning with a duster, vacuum cleaner or soft brush.
To keep the leather in tip-top condition, avoid using any silicone based polishes or wax on the fabric. Specialist leather cleaning products are available – be guided by the product care information that comes with the sofa you buy.
(Image credit: Newport large leather Chesterfield sofa from Furniture Village)
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