07th August 2013

Why Choose A Leather Sofa?

There are many considerations to make when choosing a new sofa for your home, one of the toughest decisions can be deciding whether to buy a leather sofa or a fabric sofa.

In a world where man-made materials are dominant, leather remains a natural material that is ideal for sofas. Leather is a versatile, durable material that is resistant to cracking, peeling and any tearing, on top of this it also breathes all year round and never has a sticky texture like similar leather look products.

Traditional leather sofas are available in a wide variety of styles and price ranges, although some leather sofas can be expensive; purchasing this type of furniture is seen as an investment. This is because if you buy a quality leather sofa and care for it properly it can last a very long time, looking even better with age.

The addition of a traditional leather sofa can completely transform your living area, creating a clean, sophisticated and modern look. Even with the emergence of newer styles, traditional leather sofas have maintained their popularity and place within homeowners living areas.

A lot of traditional designs are viewed as timeless, containing outlines that are associated with past eras but still look fantastic in today’s living rooms.

Below are some of the benefits of traditional leather sofas:


Leather is without doubt one of the most durable fabrics available on the market today. Ideal if you have children. For example, if a drink is spilt on the leather, a brief wipe with a damp cloth will remove the spillage and return the leather to its previous condition. Leather is a very strong material and is resistant against any physical trauma that could possibly scratch or tear a fabric sofa. The colour of the leather will not fade as leather is made to last for a long time.


A contemporary leather sofa will add an abundance of elegance and style to your living area. Leather was previously a material that was exclusively available to the wealthy due to the high prices. Leather sofas have evolved over recent years to include a comprehensive range of colours, ranging from a lipstick red to creamy white to antique green; none of these colours are associated with the animal in which the hide originates from.


Leather furniture boasts levels of versatility that would put any fabric furniture to shame. Leather sofas can generally be incorporated into any kind of interior design. Traditional leather sofas look great inside pretty much any home and offer the perfect focus which to be able to bottom the particular furnishings from the remainder of your living space.

Whether you live in an apartment or a mansion, a leather sofa can add a completely new dimension of style to your home. If you are going for a classic, more traditional look, choose a brown Chesterfield sofa or a black leather sofa. Alternatively, you can create a minimalist look by incorporating a tan leather sofa into your living room, or even adding a bold pop of colour with a red leather Chesterfield.


Because leather is a natural fabric, it adjusts to the temperature changes from the weather outside. The leather breathes, keeping it cool in the summer and warm during the winter. Leather also absorbs any natural oils from your skin and gradually becomes softer as it ages, removing any stiffness that you may encounter at first.


With concerns for the environment constantly growing, the search for an eco friendly and green fabric to use in the home continues, leather meets both of these requirements as leather comes from a renewable source (the hides of cows) and is a natural fabric type.

Easy to maintain

Ideal if you have children traditional leather sofas are easy to maintain, all that is required is a regular vacuum and a wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any pet hair or surface dirt from the leather. There is no other sofa like a leather sofa in that it is so easy to maintain and clean. Providing your leather sofa is looked after and regularly cleaned there is no reason why it shouldn’t last for years.


If you do decide to opt for a traditional leather sofa over a fabric one, then you will be making a purchase that will last a considerable amount of time.

A traditional leather sofa from Thomas Lloyd is a great investment, whereas other kinds of sofas depreciate in the long run, our leather sofas are built to last.



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