A leather armchair is a commanding and elegant presence in any living room or reading nook. This versatile and durable material only looks better with age too, adding an element of luxury in any style.
Leather and suede are natural fabrics, treated to be smooth, luxuriant to the touch and very hard wearing. One of the best things about leather is that it looks great when new but ages even better, giving it a timeless quality and making a leather armchair a great investment for any living space. Leather can also come in a variety of colours and tones, including dark brown and tan, and can work in almost any colour scheme. The leather itself does need some care and attention over time but this will only add to its appeal and protect the surface from wear and tear.
Style choices for leather armchairs
Leather’s timeless charm means it is just as at home in a modern and chic design as it is a classic armchair shape. Leather can bring both retro good looks and modern clean lines, which is why it is such a popular choice for both sofas and armchairs. Leather can add a touch of class and elegance to your living space, even when it’s used in smaller amounts, such as on footstools or poufs. You can either choose a whole leather suite or simply pick and choose individual items to add some luxury. Team your leather armchair with colourful cushions and throws to add more fabric layers to your palette.
Storage and accessories
Leather works well with a huge range of other fabrics, which means you can go big on your accessories. Add throws and cushions to build your colour scheme and add more layers of fabric and comfort to your living room. Leather armchairs are also ideal for reading nooks or snugs, the perfect place to settle in for a good book or a movie. Classic leather colours such as dark brown and tan will also look at home in almost any space.
How to clean a leather armchair?
Wipe down with a slightly damp cloth and avoid using any cleaning products. You can then dry off with a towel or dry cloth. Once a year or so, you can rub down the leather surfaces with a special leather conditioner which will keep it soft and supple and extend the lifespan of any leather product.
Why is leather good for armchairs?
Leather is so good for armchairs because it has a tough and durable quality that gives it timeless charm. Leather also ages well, even when heavily used, which means an investment in leather can outlast other fabrics.
How long does a leather armchair last?
There is no set timescale but with the right care and attention, a leather armchair could easily last decades without looking old or tired. The beauty of leather is that with the right care and conditioning, it will even look better the older it gets.
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