Should I buy leather couches?
When shopping for a new sofa, the first question many people wonder is whether to choose leather or fabric.
The sofa is such an important part of our home life, the place where we lounge after a long day’s work or where we gather in the evenings to entertain guests. So it makes sense that we spend some time weighing the positives and negatives of leather and fabric sofas.
A sofa is a great investment; a good quality couch will last you for years, so it’s important that you choose one that is suited to your home and your way of living.
Find out the pros and cons of leather vs fabric sofas with this helpful guide and figure out which option will suit your living room best.
Leather sofas are able to last through tough conditions and can often last longer than your average fabric sofa. A quality leather sofa will keep their shape and looks for years to come.
With a leather sofa, you won’t have to worry about messy kids or clumsy adults. Cleaning leather is simple, with a quick wipe and a little dusting.
Lighter leather sofas are less stain resistant but still easier to clean than a white fabric sofa. However, you will still need to practice some occasional maintenance to keep it looking great. You will need to regularly moisturise the leather to keep it soft and in good nick.
Leather sofas are hypoallergenic. However, even though leather sofas won’t hold on to pet particles and hair, leather sofas are not recommended for owners of angry and disobedient pets. Scratches from loud and aggressive dogs and cats will be very hard to fix.
If your dog is well-trained and isn’t one to jump on the sofa, a leather sofa can be a good option for dog owners.
Are Leather Sofas Cold in Winter?
A common question is whether leather sofas are cold or warmer to sit in than fabric couches. The answer isn’t easy to provide. A leather sofa will reflect the room temperature or your body temperature.
On a cold day, a leather sofa can be cold to the touch, but under a warm throw blanket it will warm up to a comfortable temperature.
On a hot day, with no air conditioning, your leather sofa might heat up, causing you to sweat and stick to the leather. But if your house is climate-controlled you will find yourself perfectly comfortable.
How to Style a Leather Sofa to Your Room.
Leather comes in all kinds of colours these days, but a neutral leather palette will go with most decors. A leather sofa offers rich beauty and sophistication to a living room. In fact, it’s a smooth and shiny and stylish addition to any room, whether it’s your bedroom, your dining room, or your lounge room.
In the end, the right decision depends on you, your household and your way of living. Van Den Berghs has a huge range of sofas available in beautiful leather. Have a look at our impressive designer furniture range online at https://www.vandenberghs.com