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Three Reasons Why A Leather Sofa Is So Practical


If you’re going through the process of shopping for a new sofa, it’s highly likely you’ll have pulled together a list of attributes you’d like your sofa to have, as well as considering the space it is going into and the current décor in your living room.

Sofas tend to be a real focal point within a room, and a good quality sofa tends to be a real investment, so this is not a decision to take lightly.

One of the factors it’s worth spending some time pondering is the practicality of your potential new sofa. It's durability, how easy it is to care for, coupled of course, with how it looks.

If you’re currently unsure whether to go for a leather sofa or a fabric sofa, here’s three reasons why a leather sofa is so practical, which may sway your decision-making process!

1.    Leather Sofa Durability

A good quality leather sofa is a real investment, and with that level of investment comes the knowledge that a leather sofa is built to stand the test of time. They tend to keep their shape for longer than a fabric sofa and if looked after properly, there’s no reason your leather sofa won’t last for several decades.

Sloane Sofa in Crystal Tan

There are several different types of leather to choose from, from natural to stressed and semi-protected to protected, so you aren’t restricted to just one type.

2.    Maintenance of a Leather Sofa

If you’re planning on keeping your sofa for a long time, then it’s good to know that a leather sofa is one of the easiest sofas to look after.

milano corner sofa

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly sofa, a leather sofa could be the solution – leather doesn’t absorb dust the same way fabric does, so it’s the most hypoallergenic sofa material. And if you’re trying to work out what the best child-friendly sofa is, again a leather sofa ticks a lot of boxes! It’s easy to clean any spills with a quick wipe down with a damp cloth, and it’s more resistant to any scuffs and scratches.


But even if it does pick up any scratches, it adds to the look, giving it character – the good news is a leather sofa is one of the few things that looks better with age!

3.    Style and Comfort

While many styles have been and gone, leather sofas have proved timeless, fitting seamlessly into any look with the right accessories.

They’re not restrictive when it comes to size either, there’s a whole range of leather corner sofas available for those who are looking for a bigger sofa, as well as three-seater and two-seater sofas.

There is also a real depth of choice when it comes to the number of different styles available, from leather Chesterfield sofas to leather recliner sofas and leather sofa beds – so if you decide a leather sofa is for you, you’ll have plenty to choose from, and whether it’s a contemporary, traditional or more rustic style you’re looking for, there’s a leather sofa to match it.

The final factor is comfort – while it’s important for your sofa to be aesthetically pleasing, it’s even more important that it’s comfortable. Known for keeping their shape, a leather sofa offers a real level of comfort but it’s worth bearing in mind that it can feel cold against the skin in the winter and warm in the summer.

This can easily be rectified with throws, cushions and the right level of heating – but it’s advisable to sit on the sofa and see if it’s for you before committing to a purchase.