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Why Getting a Leather Sofa is a Good Idea

Castlery   |   Apr 13, 2020

Leather might not appear to be the most practical fabric for a sofa on first glance, but you’re in for a surprise.

Leather sofas remain to be a popular choice among homeowners and for good reason. While many are instinctively drawn to the classy looks of leather sofas, you’ll also find yourself falling in love with the many practical advantages and benefits of leather.

If you’re still on the fence on getting one, this article will help make your mind up! Here are 4 benefits that come with leather sofas:

1. A Classy Appearance

Be it a two-seater, three-seater, corner or sectional, leather sofas often elevate the interior and add a sense of sophistication and luxury to the space.

living room furniture with brown leather sofa, coffee table and rug Todd Sofa Collection

Leather can be dyed in a variety of rich hues and tones ranging from deep, dark shades to beautifully vibrant hues. These influence the mood and look of the sofa, and the ambience it brings to your interior.

A dark leather sofa is perfect for a refined and indulgent interior whilst a vibrant shade can set the tone for an expressive and eclectic look. Clean silhouettes and minimal details exude a contemporary vibe while tufted sofas add an old-world charm.

dark brown leather sofa Hanford Sofa Collection

Those who want to inject character into their space will especially appreciate the beautiful grain and patterns of leather. Many Castlery leather sofas are aniline or semi-aniline-dyed, which produces a gorgeous sheen and allows the animal’s natural markings to be admired.

brown leather sofa Each of our leather sofa is unique due to the wide variation of natural tones, grains and markings of leather

2. Durable & Easy to Clean

Since time immemorial, leather has been regarded as a valuable material for its durability.

Quality leather sofas undergo stringent modern tanning processes that make them resistant to cracking, sagging, or peeling. This allows them to last longer than conventional fabric sofas.

black leather sofa and armchair in living room William Leather Collection

In addition, leather is a flexible and strong material, making it resistant to tears and punctures. Castlery leather sofas and armchairs are made of either full-grain or top-grain leather, so they are not only durable but also age well.

brown leather armchair in mid-modern century style Desmond Armchair

Finally, leather sofas are resistant to stains and spills. No more wine spill scares! This winning quality makes cleaning and maintenance a breeze, especially for families with young children.

3. Lasting Comfort

Leather sofas have unique natural fibres that allow them to retain its shape and appearance for a long time without looking worn. Instead, it becomes supple and soft, remaining comfortable with frequent use.

brown sectional leather sofa in living room with ottoman, rug and lamp Adams Chaise Sectional Leather Sofa

The breathability of genuine leather also allows both heat and cold to dissipate quickly, hence leather couches easily adapt to the temperature of the room they’re in.

With fans and air-conditioners chasing the heat away in sunny Singapore, this makes them especially cooling to lounge on.

4. Hypoallergenic

Singapore’s humid climate exacerbates the presence of dust mites. For those who are easily prone to allergies, you’ll be glad to know that leather sofas do not harbour dust mites or pet fur!

Leather also repels dust, so it’s easy to keep it spick and span. This is why leather couches are so popular among those sensitive to common allergens.

sectional chaise modular leather sofa with coffee table, rug and lamp in living room Todd Collection

To Sum Up…

If you’re looking for a luxurious-looking sofa that is durable, hypoallergenic, and easy-to-clean, a leather couch may just be what you need.

However, premium leather sofas often come with a hefty price tag. At Castlery, we strive to deliver quality and chic designs without leaving a heavy dent in your wallet.

Staying true to our ethos of making great design accessible for all, our products are made with the needs of modern homes in mind. Whether you’re furnishing your first nest or replacing an old sofa, you no longer need to compromise on cost, quality or style.

Shop our range of leather sofas here.