The Pros and Cons of Fabric and Leather Couches 

Are you stuck trying to decide whether to purchase a fabric or leather couch? We don’t blame you. From fabric design, texture, style, and comfort, to durability, with so many aspects to consider, it can be a difficult choice. So, here’s the thing, as one of the top furniture trendsetters in South Africa, we’re going to help you make the right decision that works best for your lifestyle with our quick guide to the pros and cons of fabric and leather couches.

Leather Couches are Timeless and Durable 

Are you looking for a stylish, comfortable couch that actually improves with age, then leather couches win hands down. Considered as the heart and soul of the living room, and also one of the most expensive pieces of furniture in the home, the couch needs to be more than just eye-catching. A couch should also be comfortable and durable. Recognised as a lifelong investment, a good-quality leather couch can easily last up to 30 years or more, if looked after properly. A leather couch is stain resistant, durable, and an investment that ages well over time, and can even be passed down as an heirloom. Leather couches do, however, come with a much higher price tag than fabric couches.

Fabric Couches Offer Endless Colour and Pattern Options 

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about fabric couches is pets, mess, and longevity. While leather couches can handle just about any type of mess that comes their way, other textiles have always had a reputation of attracting dirt and stains. Interestingly, there are many who would argue that a couch should last a lifetime, but if truth be told, you never hear stories about grandkids arguing about who’s getting the corner couch? While it’s true that fabric couches fall short with both traffic and age, what makes fabric couches so attractive is the multitude of colours, patterns, and textures they can be found in.

Fabric couches have come a long way since the ‘90s. You can now find an endless array of colours, patterns, and textures that boast aesthetics, comfort, and resilience. If you’re someone who appreciates contemporary patterns and subtle pastel florals, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing a fabric couch. Unlike leather couches, the endless colour and pattern options make it easy to find a couch that will fit your own personal taste and colour scheme.

Whether you’re looking to purchase a red vinyl L-section with a recliner, an art-deco floral mid-century love seat with a high back and big cushions, a monochrome leather couch, or a Chesterfield, take a look at the fabric and leather couches at Riverwalk Furniture before you make a decision. Constructed from modern lightweight materials, and superior quality fabrics and leathers, make your choice from an array of geometric designs and sizes that include L-shaped corner couches, curved modular sectional couches, Chesterfields, and mid-century couch designs.

Contact us today, and we will be happy to assist you.

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