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Deciding what type of leather furniture that suits your lifestyle and your home decor best requires thoughtful consideration and planning. Who will use it and what room will it go in? Will it have to stand up to constant use from kids and pets, or will it be a rarely used showpiece? What style is your home decor? Considering these questions will give you a pretty good idea of what you are looking for before you start shopping.
Color plays an important role in your home decor and can influence the tone of your space. A red leather sofa can evoke love, joy, leadership, and courage. A blue one can relay a sense of power, faith, health, and knowledge. Typically, yellows and oranges give off a sense of caution, so they may not be the best color for your furniture pieces. Grey, black, or white leather couches convey elegance, mystery, power, and cleanliness. Although not the only factor, the color of your leather sofa can influence the emotional vibe of a room.
You want your leather sofa to be the focal point of your living room, but for the right reasons. Your leather furniture should merge with the existing interior design, creating a cohesive look rather than sitting in the space with no connection to the rest of your pieces.
This doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t stand out, just that it should go well with the other pieces in the room. The Oyster Bay Ashton Quickship Sofa by Lexington gives this space a breezy, casual vibe without overpowering the other furniture pieces. The stylishly flared arms and nail head trim add elegant detail.
Consider the color on the walls, the curtains, and the textures in your room when choosing leather furniture. If your style is minimalistic with a color scheme of mainly black and white, then a gray leather sofa will blend nicely into the space. Alternatively, if you want your leather couch to stand out, go for a dark red one. Just make sure there are subtle hints of red throughout the room so that the sofa won’t seem disconnected from the decor.
In addition to choosing the perfect color, also look for design details that work with the rest of your furniture pieces. This can also help build continuity between the pieces, so that nothing looks out of place. If you are going for a modern look, even if the leather is the perfect color, excessive studs won’t do. The Shadow Play Delshire Chair from Lexington makes contemporary furniture a part of cozy decor with its plush seat and square wood arm panels. This sleek, modern piece sets the bar high for comfort and style.
On the other hand, if you have traditional or transitional furniture and want to keep that style going, the refined appearance of the Traditional Club Chair from Hooker Furniture with its nail head trim and rolled arms will fit right in. The tapered legs in a Natchez Brown finish add a contemporary element, solidifying the sophisticated look.
Whether you choose a blue, yellow, black, or neon pink leather sofa or chair, it has to be comfortable. Leather is durable and long-lasting – one of its benefits – so you will be enjoying it for years to come. If it looks great but is uncomfortable, you’ll soon be dissatisfied with it. Choose something that fits your style and is comfortable, and your leather furniture pieces will become the centerpiece of your home.
Visit the Baer’s Furniture showroom near you to find leather furniture from Natuzzi, Hooker Furniture, Tommy Bahama, American Leather, and more.
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