A leather sofa is a timeless solution for any space, take in rich colors like amber, tan, brown, black or creamy, it can totally modify the look of the room. It can be easily incorporated into many decor styles, from farmhouse to Scandinavian, and into many color schemes, from moody to light ones. But at the same time a leather sofa can be a stylish and functional accent or a big nuisance in your home, so before buying one you should consider all the pros and cons to decide. Let’s take a look at them.
What Are Pros Of Leather Sofas?
Besides being stylish, timeless and beautiful, a leather sofa can last very long, and it’s not as high maintenance as it may seem. All you need to do is to take some soap and water and wipe the piece down, and also use leather cream every few months to keep the leather at top quality. The majority of leather sofas don’t have detachable sofa cushions, so a quick hoover in the crevices and a wipe down every now and again goes a long way. Any scratches can be obscured with some leather polish and leather doesn’t fray. If you spill something, all you have to do is wipe it down. A leather sofa doesn’t absorb smells as a fabric sofa does, which is perfect if you have pets or if you smoke, for example. Easy to wipe off pet fur as it doesn’t cling to the sofa. Just needs to be brushed off.
What Are Cons Of Leather Sofas?
One of the biggest disadvantages of a leather sofa is its price but remember that it will last long, so it’s worth it.
A leather sofa is less forgiving for jumping and playing on it, so if you have pets and kids, that may be a bad idea. If sitting on a leather sofa will make you feel cold in the winter and sweaty in the summer, or if you just don’t like the feel of leather, then it’s not worth it. Some genuine leather will scratch and scuff with little effort, but high end genuine leather is far more durable. It can be difficult to tell the difference without the help of an unbiased expert, so it might be a gamble.
There’s less variety in terms of colors and patterns and of course in texture, while a fabric sofa can be extremely different.