Leather- or Fabric-Upholstered Designer Sofas: Which One is Right for You? 

Are you not sure whether to choose leather or fabric? As a prominent piece of furniture that has the power to complement, complete and transform the interior design of any space, your sofa needs to be more than just functional and comfortable, it should also be striking and attention grabbing.

As one of the most expensive pieces of furniture in the home, fêted as the heart and soul of a living room and family room, a designer sofa has the command to dictate the style and image of any contemporary interior that it graces. Yes, your sofa represents your personal style and lifestyle, which is why you really need to get your choice right – starting with the upholstery. If you’re stuck on whether your sofa should be covered in leather, or a gorgeous plain or colourful art-deco print, here’s what you need to know about both leather and fabric.

Leather is Timeless and Durable

A fabric born of class, beauty and luxury – leather is natural, looks expensive and smells heavenly. Leather is a popular upholstery and lifelong investment. It is resistant to spillages and is easy to look after in terms of general day-to-day living. Did you know that a designer sofa made from good-quality grade leather can easily last up to 30 years, or longer, if looked after properly?

Yes, timeless and durable – just like a fine bottle of Merlot – a good-quality designer leather sofa is able to withstand the tests of time, and only gets better with age. It offers luxury, and a sense of simplicity and warmness to any room that it graces. There is only one drawback to leather designer sofas, and that is the price. Leather designer sofas are not cheap, but when you take into consideration that a leather sofa lasts for up to 30 years or longer – a leather designer sofa is a sizeable investment that will actually save you money in the long run. 

Plain or Colourful Art-Deco Upholstered Sofas

While there is no doubt that leather sofas are a brilliant investment, contemporary art-deco upholstered sofas are just as impressive. In fact, one of the greatest benefits of choosing art-deco upholstered sofas over leather is the variety of prints that they come in. However, as much as we love art-deco upholstered sofas, they also come with drawbacks.

Fabric gets dirty and can be a nightmare to keep clean, especially for those who have young children, pets or lots of traffic in the home. If you’re a big family or a business that sees constant traffic, dirty feet and paws, it would be in your best interests to choose a darker colour print with removable covers.

When it comes to choosing between leather and art-deco upholstered designer sofas, it’s really important to consider your lifestyle, your design style, and the amount of traffic that your sofa is going to endure. But when all is said and done, what it really comes down to is personal preference. Whatever your tastes – leather or fabric – we have a wide range of leather and art-deco upholstered designer sofas to meet budgets, lifestyles and tastes

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