Leather vs. fabric – which should you go with to complete your living room design? It’s an age-old question that comes without a definitive answer. Having either a leather or fabric sofa is a huge investment, so a lot of thought needs to go into it to ensure that you will be happy for years. Some of the things you have to consider when looking for a leather or fabric sofa are your style, needs, and whether or not you have kids or pets.
Fabric vs. Leather
Fabric sofas are a huge staple in the home because they tend to be cheaper than other upholstery. Along with that, fabric sofas come in all different colors, weaves, and patterns that can fit into any style. Fabric sofas have a lot of benefits, but most of all, it’s soft and cozy, which makes it look more inviting.
Leather is a luxurious fabric that looks attractive in any home. It’s extremely durable and able to withstand high-traffic areas, kids, and pets, making it a highly popular choice for homeowners. Leather is also very appealing because, instead of it getting dingy, it distresses uniquely over the years to create a beautiful piece of furniture. Another huge benefit to having a leather couch is that when you do have noticeable spills or dirt, you can simply wipe it away, and additionally, pet fur won’t cling to it. In fact, most cleanup is achieved with a simple damp cloth.
This or That?
Deciding between a leather or fabric sofa can feel like a huge decision, but doesn’t have to be. Many of our sofas come in both fabric and leather options, so if you like a particular style, you don’t have to sacrifice your style based on your upholstery preference. Below are some side-by-side comparisons of our most popular sofas that come in both a fabric and leather option so you can decide which is right for you and your home. Check them out below!
The Hughes sofa is one of our best-selling furniture pieces in both its fabric and leather options. It’s easy to see why – both are comfortable, large, comfortable, and can fit into your living room’s design seamlessly.
The Liam sofa series is the definition of luxury. With its curved arms and dramatic tufting, it certainly packs a punch and makes a statement. We recommend getting this piece in either the leather or in our soft, velvet-like fabric to really up the luxury factor.
The Briar sofa collection is the epitome of mid-century modern. It has clean, sleek lines, it’s functional, and it’s stylish. Both the fabric and leather versions of this piece are designed with comfort and longevity in mind, so once it enters your home, you won’t know how you ever lived without it.
So, which would you prefer – a leather or fabric sofa? Let us know by tagging us @joybird in a photo of your living room on Instagram!