Leather Sofa

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Our edit of the best out there includes two that are seriously cheap, two that are good value and two that are a little more expensive but well worth the investment without breaking the bank, we promise.

You’re probably on the hunt for a leather sofa because they’re stylish, wear well (so get better with age) and, if you’ve got kids, are easy to clean.

Although price will be the driving factor behind your choice, you need to decide what type of leather sofa you want, so we’ve broken it down into the key things to consider before you hit the shops.

This can be anything from a loveseat (a snug fit for two people), two-, three- and four-seaters and corner sofas.

The first thing to note is that some leather sofas will be listed as two-, three- or four-seaters but won’t necessarily have that number of seats; those terms simply refer to how many people can fit comfortably on them.

Corner sofas are available as left-hand or right-hand facing. Left-hand facing simply means the longer part of the sofa as you look at it from the front is on the left, and vice versa.

There are also chaise-end corner sofas, which have a fixed footstool-type extension at one end that does not have arms.

Lounger sofas are the same as chaise-end designs, except the footstool can be detached and moved to the other end.

Curved or tub designs are perfect for a retro look, while a boxier shape with clean lines is better suited to contemporary schemes.

For a classic feel that won’t date, pick something between the two – think gently curving edges in a neutral shade and you won’t go far wrong.

Chesterfield sofas are almost in a category of their own, with their scrolled arms, deep seats and tufted backrests.

Those with brass tacks are at the traditional end of the scale, while armless designs with sharper lines are among a swathe of modern Chesterfields on the market.

Don’t forget to look at the legs – retro-style designs often have longer, tapered legs to give a fair amount of clearance from the floor, which will help to make your space feel less cluttered.

Those with lower, block-style legs and much less ground clearance are best for larger rooms and have a much sturdier feel.

But the beauty of a leather sofa is that they’re super easy to clean, so this is the perfect opportunity to go for that cream sofa you’ve always pined for but were worried about it getting grubby too quickly.

Leather sofas come in all colours nowadays, so if you’re feeling brave, why not go for a daring oxblood or yellow shade to really make an impact.

Colours in the middle of the colour spectrum, like tan, brown and grey are warmer than black and you’ll see the patina develop much more quickly.

This modern take on a classic Chesterfield is yours for less than £700 but looks much more expensive thanks to its thick-grain leather and large size – it can comfortably seat three.

We get it, price is the driving factor behind your leather sofa choice, so check out this squishy two-seater design in dark-brown leather for less than £400. And with an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 for customers who have bought this very sofa, you’re on to a winner.

We’re loving the retro good looks of this compact two-seater leather sofa, and at less than £900 and the quality you’d expect from John Lewis, that’s a pretty good price, too.

Big enough to fit three people with some extra wiggle room to spare, this classic sofa will complement almost any type of decor and comes in a wide range of colours, including this classy oxblood-red shade.

We could easily sink into this sofa and never get up. Okay, it’s more pricey than the others, but you can pay in instalments – £183.25 per month for a year, to be exact.

As it’s a chaise sofa, you can expect to pay a bit more than a regular one, but can you really put a price on kicking back and putting your feet up after a long day? We think not.

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Post time: Jun-18-2019


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