Let’s all admit, that the first decision to take while buying a sofa is to choose between Leather and Fabric. Being a brand that deals with sofas, we have seen many customers being confused on this aspect. With this blog, we wish to cover some of the essential elements, and the pros & cons of both Leather and fabric.
Sofas are the most integral part of our lives. From the moment we wake up, till the moment we sleep, (not to mention sleeping on the sofa) we tend to use them all day. For such important furniture, there should be a valid screening process before making the bill, which is why we’re here to help.
Let’s jump into the Pros & Cons of Leather sofas.
LEATHER SOFA- Pros & Cons
- The easy maintain type-
Our busy lives do snatch away our time to maintain our belongings. If you’re looking for something easier to maintain, leather sofas are your go-to pieces. They can be brought back to their original grandeur with a little moisturising and wipe. City life can be dusty, and if you stay in a neighbourhood with lots of dust, a Leather Sofa is what you should consider. With regular moisturising, the leather remains young forever.
- The Live-Long type-
Leather sofas are specifically known for their lifespan. Compared to fabric sofas, Leather sofas keep their shape and tone to be the same for many years. Their natural ageing process might make them look a little different. But they get better with time. The average life of a good quality Leather sofa is rounded to atleast a decade. In furniture years, that’s pretty long. Talking about the quality, we provide Sofas or Couches with top-quality leather. Once bought, you don’t need to look back for decades.
- Stains aren’t a problem-
If you have kids at home, the choice between leather and fabric becomes one-sided. Comparatively, leather is more stain-proof and resistant than a fabric sofa. So, you can let your kids take over the Sofa.
- The Healthy type-
One of the most significant advantages of Leather is that it is hypoallergenic. Meaning, it is relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Leather sofas won’t hold on to pet dander and hair either.
- Pets could be a problem-
Relax, we only meant for unruly pets. But, if your pet is trained, you can opt for a Leather sofa. One disadvantage is that any scratch on leather could hamper it. Genuine leather, however, can withstand harshness. But if it does get a big scratch or tear, you’ll need to replace the whole thing.
- Cold in winter and hot in summer-
Leather will always reflect the temperature of the room. So, if the room is cold, the sofa feels cold to touch. One can counter it by throwing a blanket to keep it warm. On a sunny day, the surface gets heated up causing you to sweat.
FABRIC SOFA- Pros & Cons
- Vast options-
Fabric Sofas come in vast options of colours and patterns, which makes it easier to fit a specific lifestyle and atmosphere.
- Easy repair-
It sure comes as an advantage, especially when the household has kids or pets. If the fabric gets scratched or torn, fabric sofas give us the chance of getting them repaired, while leather sofas do not.
- High maintenance-
If you’ve decided to buy a fabric sofa, you might need to plan your time for its maintenance. Unlike leather sofas, the fabric absorbs any liquid right in and leaves a stain over the surface. If there are kids around, you might need to be a bit careful.
- Life expectancy-
Fabric sofas have lower life than Leather sofas. If considered with pets and kids around, it’s challenging to maintain. They quickly catch hair and need a rigorous vacuum to remove them.
When it comes to styling the ambience, both sofas have their advantages. While the fabric sofas come in vast varieties and patterns, it is relatively easier to match it to the room’s décor.
The patterns on fabric sofa might be out of the trend, but there’s nothing classier than a textured fabric sofa, coupled with patterned cushions. While the texture of the fabric gives volume to space, the colourful, patterned cushions give it a chic, yet elegant style.
Coming to leather, do not think they come in just 3-4 basic shades. These days, leather sofascome in all sorts of colours, so you can select the colour that compliments the walls.The thing with a leather sofa is that whether it’s your bedroom, the lounge, or the living room, it adds elegance and sophistication.
In the end, it always comes down to the look and purpose of the sofa. Picking the right furniture that adds comfort and elegance to our lifestyle is of utmost priority. If you need to browse our collection, click here.
We hope this blog post helps you decide on choosing between a Fabric and Leather sofa. If you still can’t make up a decision, feel free to visit our store for a realistic feel where we present you different setups of customizable spaces.