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Considering a Leather Sofa? 6 Things You Should Take Note Of

Castlery   |   Feb 17, 2023

Leather is a wonderfully warm material. More durable and more stain resistant than most other fabrics, it is ideal for households with both kids and pets. Leather furniture is easy to care for and requires less cleaning time than other types of upholstery. In fact, most spills can be wiped away in seconds and leather sofas only need to be conditioned twice a year to keep them looking good.

Our leather sofa collection uses top grain leather with pigmented finish. The top layer is sanded to reduce imperfections then sprayed with pigments to create a uniform appearance and greater resistance to stains. This creates a beautiful, timeless look that will work perfectly with all types of interiors.

If you’re thinking of investing in a brown, black, cream, red or even a faux leather sofa, here are a few things you need to take note of before you buy.

Aging of leather

One of the most important things to consider when buying a leather sofa is that leather is a natural material. This means its appearance will gradually change over time as it ages and wears. You might see a patina, or slight sheen, develop on the surface of the leather, especially in the areas where you like to sit the most.

This aging adds to the character and look of the sofa and, for many people, is one of the best things about having a sofa made from a natural material. What’s more - no two sofas will age in exactly the same way, so your furnishing will become more and more unique as the years go by.

Leather Is breathable

Leather is a very breathable material. This means that it adapts to its environment and can help to regulate your body temperature. If you often find yourself feeling hot or cold when lying on the sofa watching your favorite shows, a leather sofa could help you get more comfortable.

Easy to maintain

Another major benefit of leather is that it’s very easy to maintain. Its durable surface is naturally resistant to stains and spills. Simply wipe away that drip of coffee, dollop of pasta or smudge of chocolate and your sofa will look as good as new.

To keep your leather sofa in great condition long term, you’ll need to treat it with a specialist product every 6 months. This will help to keep the leather soft and supple, repair and restore the surface and prevent it drying out and cracking. Use a brush to remove any dust from the sofa and, if spills do happen, clear them up as quickly as possible.

A brown leather sofa with a throw and cushion sits against a gray and white wall @laurenashleyhansen decorates the Jonathan Leather Sofa with a cushion, throw, and art work.

If you’re looking for a sofa that’s easy to look after, the Jonathan Leather Sofa is the perfect choice. Its generous seat depth makes it ideal for lounging, while its fixed upholstery means it’s incredibly easy to clean.

Leather can be styled to suit all interiors

Leather, like most natural materials, can be styled to work with all types of interiors and colour palettes. Whether you’ve got clean, contemporary décor or have opted for a vintage, mid-century modern feel, you can accessorise and customise your sofa so it fits in perfectly.

One of the easiest ways to style a leather sofa is to add cushions. If your sofa has a natural caramel, camel or brown finish, go for cushions in bright, bold colours like yellow, blue, green or red. The leather upholstery will act as a neutral backdrop, allowing your specially selected scatter cushions to really pop. Choose cushions that complement the colours and patterns in your existing décor. Finding fabrics that echo the tones of your room will help to tie your interior together.

Black leather sofas can also be styled using bright colours. However, you may want to choose a slightly more limited colour palette so you don’t detract too much from the dark, rich look of your sofa.

Leather sofas are versatile

These days, leather sofas come in a fantastic variety of shapes and sizes. This makes it easy to find the perfect furnishing for your space.

An L-shaped leather chaise sectional sofa is decorated with a fur throw and potted plants. @the.nkunims opted for the Madison Leather Chaise Sectional Sofa for the ultimate lounging experience.

If you have a large living room, or want to fill your lounge with a generous, welcoming seating area, an L-shaped sofa is the ideal choice. Giving you and your family plenty of space to stretch out and relax, L-shaped sofas often come in sectional or modular sets. Simply choose as many - or as few - modules as you need to create the perfect sofa for your living area.

Leather looks great with other furnishings

Leather sofas look fantastic paired with a range of other furnishings. Enhance the look of your retro sofa with a mid-century modern style coffee table. Give your living room a pop of colour with an accent armchair or recliner, or add an ottoman to your living room layout to create some versatile seating and interesting aesthetics.

Because leather is a natural material, it works well with other products made by Mother Nature like wood and stone. Leather sofas can also look great when teamed up with metal furnishings, especially if they have a similar design style.

Durable, timeless and attractive, leather sofas are a great choice for families, people with pets and households who want a sofa that will really impress their guests. To find out more about our beautiful collection of high quality leather sofas, find the piece that’s perfect for you, or get more interior design ideas, take a look around today.

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