Leather is still synonymous with luxury when it comes to a sofa in a living room. From the smell to the tactile material, there’s just something about leather sofas that we can’t get enough of. Traditionally, people have often thought that such sofas were way out of their budget and that they couldn’t afford one – not so. Now that cheap leather settees are widely available, everyone can afford the luxury of leather. But why buy leather anyway? And what are the advantages over a traditional settee? Here are five great reasons…
The briefest but most important reason: leather is a beautiful natural material, and has always exuded luxury. They add a touch of class and style to your home. A great sofa will be the envy of all who sit on it… which is a great feeling if it belongs to you!
Leather, being a natural material, is of course made from hides – and no two are the same, so each sofa has individual character. Unlike mass produced products, each sofa is distinctive and unique, so you know you’re not just following the crowd and will give your living room a unique touch. The shades and nuances of leather are also natural variations, so you can buy the exact shade to suit your home and your style.
There’s nothing quite like sinking into a luxurious leather corner suite or settee, but there are advantages to owning a sofa made of a natural product that you may not have thought of. Leather stays cool in the summer and retains warmth in the winter. Being a natural product made of hide, it shapes around your contours as you sit – this is evident on older leather suites that have literally moulded themselves to their owner’s preferred relaxing position – the ultimate in comfort.
Leather lasts an awful long time – as it ages, it gets more supple and even more luxurious, rather than looking tatty and old. It tends not to fade with age, and can take lots of abuse – if your toddler jumps around on a leather sofa, it can stand it and it might even improve it! It’s also spill resistant and easy to maintain, so you know that even if you have a cheap leather settee, it will improve with age and not depreciate so that you have to buy a new one after a few years.
Yes, if you saw a sign saying “cheap leather sofas for sale” it wouldn’t be a hoax or a myth – there’s some right here in front of you on our site. Whereas many people still think leather is out of their price range, new manufacturing techniques and sites such as ours who ‘cut out the middle man’ and buy from manufacturers in bulk mean that savings can be passed on to customers. If you really want a leather sofa but thought you couldn’t afford it, you’ll be pleased that the final best attribute of leather is its value for money.