Five reasons to choose a leather sofa

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When purchasing a new sofa, one of the biggest decisions is whether to go for leather or fabric upholstery.

At La-Z-Boy we’re delighted that you’re reading this blog, because it means you already find our products interesting and attractive and are seriously considering a purchase.

That’s why it’s important that we make so many of our sofas available in a wide range of fabrics and leather colourways – so you really can find a suite that suits you, and personalise it to your individual requirements. 

We also suspect that the vast majority of our customers are already leaning one way or the other. But if you (or your other half) need a little more convincing, why not consider our five reasons to opt for leather over fabric:

1: Comfort all year round

Leather is the ideal choice for comfort, and as a natural material it has excellent temperature adaptation which makes it comfortable in both the heat of summer and the cool of winter. What’s more, leather adapts to your body shape and will become more comfortable the more you use it. Many people say that leather gets better with age, as it becomes more supple.

2: Unique to you

If you choose a La-Z-Boy leather sofa, you can be certain that your product is unique. That’s because each leather hide is unique, and as a result each sofa comes with its own distinctive markings and characteristics, making your purchase one of a kind.

3: Clean easy 

Leather’s tight and strong fibres prevent the penetration of dust, lint, cigarette smoke and animal hair. This makes leather the perfect choice for those of us who are sensitive to dust, highly allergic, smokers or pet owners.

4: Durability 

Leather is incredibly strong, with its elasticity making it extremely difficult to tear. So if you’re concerned about your furniture’s lifespan, or perhaps you have young children or pets which may not show the same level of caution and care that you do, a leather sofa is a fantastic choice.

5: Natural charm

Many of our customers prefer the natural look and feel of leather over fabric and find that it suits their interior décor scheme, with its sheen helping to reflect light in a room.   It can also transform the way a suite looks – giving it a more modern, or more traditional edge, depending on the product in question and the shade of leather.

Check out our individual product pages to view the full range of leather grades and colours each range is available in.

We hope you find our advice useful, but don’t take our word for it – test our sofas out for yourself at your nearest La-Z-Boy stockist.

If your mind’s still not made up, you can also check out our Five Reasons to Choose a Fabric Sofa. But fabric or leather, stop sitting on the fence and sit on one of our sofas!