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!
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.
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
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