Leather Upholstery

Many of my clients are families with kids and pets looking to create an elevated home that is both beautiful and functional for everyone. This can feel like a huge challenge to our clients, but knowing the right materials and upholstery options can make it much easier! (Or of course, just hire us!) In this Shop the Look feature I’m going to share my top tips and ideas on how you can incorporate Leather Upholstery into your home to create a fabulous space that is also functional!

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How to Recognize Leather Upholstery

If a piece of furniture has been upholstered in real leather, you may smell it first! Joking aside, whether you’re using real or faux leather for your furniture, they may look extremely similar. Many faux leathers have an extremely realistic appearance so you may struggle to see the difference between the two. Leather upholstery can take many different forms: leather sofas, accent chairs, reclining chairs, dining chairs, bar stools, the list goes on!

Leather Fun Facts:

The first documented use of leather for upholstery were chairs dating from 3100-2686 BC. Back then, cowhides were one of the only materials available to be used in a similar way to modern day fabrics.

Nowadays, leather upholstery is a popular choice for many families because leather is extremely durable. Leather upholstery is also much easier to maintain as they can be wiped clean.

Style Clues

This style often includes:

  • Natural colors: black, tan, many shades of brown
  • Mix of natural wear and tear 
  • Can be used for any upholstered piece of furniture

You may also like… The Magic of Reupholstery and The Importance of Selecting the Right Fabric for New Furniture.

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Deep Leather 2-Piece Sectional Sofa

This deep leather chaise sectional sofa is perfect for a busy family home!

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Faux Leather Swivel Counter Stools

These swivel counter stools are perfect for injecting warmth and texture into any kitchen.

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Leather Accent Chair

A leather accent chair is a timeless addition to any living room or family room space!

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Faux Leather Side Chair

Leather dining chairs are ideal for using in a family home as it makes cleaning spills much easier.

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Leather Sofa

Another great living room sofa option is this leather sofa! The perfect timeless piece of upholstery for a family home.

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Faux Leather Accent Chair

A faux leather accent chair is just as durable as real leather! A stylish accent chair like this one is perfect for using in any home.

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