When you think of leather furniture, what word comes to mind first?
Luxury perhaps? Long-lasting?
Most people fall into one of two categories; you are either a leather-lover, or you think that this material is not for you. If you fall into the latter, you may very well be missing out on arguably the best home interior investment that you could ever make, and here is why:
Leather is as Strong as Old Boots
Ok, maybe not the best analogy, but there is a reason why people buy leather boots; they practically last forever. In fact, leather is four times more durable than fabric, meaning a leather sofa or chair will last you significantly longer than a fabric one.
Do you have children? Or pets? Or even both?
As much as you love them, both kids and pets do not go well with fabric; think stains galore and little tiny claws ripping into your beloved two-piece.
Of course, a leather sofa is not immune to feisty pets, but it is indefinitely hardier than a fabric one.
Leather Improves Over Time.
Just like a fine wine, leather only gets better with age, unlike fabric furniture, which will start to look rundown and frayed. As leather is made from a natural source, it ages as all natural elements do, and as it gets older, it gets not only more attractive in appearance, but actually more valuable as well.
Who doesn’t love a classic and vintage piece of furniture in their home?
Wellington’s Fine Leather Furniture sell American-made, high-quality leather furniture that will definitely improve with age and become a treasured investment piece in your home.
Leather is Not Out of Your Price Range
There is a misconception that leather is extortionately expensive, when in fact, it is incredibly good value for money. Yes, the initial outlay may be a bit more costly than that of a fabric sofa or chair, but not preventability so, and in the long run, leather furniture will actually cost you less per year, as it will last so much longer than its fabric counterpart.
Not to mention the fact that it will not start to deteriorate like other materials.
Leather is Low Maintenance
You may be under the false impression that leather is hard to care for; needing regular cleaning and buffing to be kept in optimal condition. However, the opposite is true.
A fabric sofa can become a home and a breeding ground for any dirt, dust, and fluid that comes its way, but leather can be cleaned so easily; all you need to do is use a vacuum cleaner every few days to remove any dirt or dust, and simply wipe with a cloth if any spillages occur.
Of course, as leather furniture is an investment piece, you will want to take care of its natural material; preventing cracks and splits by having it conditioned by a professional twice a year.
Leather Will Keep You Warm
Some people worry that a leather sofa will be too cold in the winter months, and too hot and sticky in the summer ones. However, although initially cold to the touch if your home is not heated, a leather sofa or chair will quickly adjust to your body temperature once you sit down in it, and it will keep consistently warm.
In the summer, as long as your home is climate controlled, you should have no problem sitting or reclining in your leather furniture.
So, if you are planning to revamp your living room, or if your current sofa has seen better days, why not consider leather for your next home furnishing purchase?
*This article was contributed.