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Since Homo sapiens’ earliest days, leather has been valued for advantageous properties that no other material could provide. The earliest, simplest furniture was most likely a tanned animal skin placed on the ground to provide a warm and comfortable place to sleep or sit.
Fast forward to present day, and we are still in love with leather upholstery for sofas, chairs, and more. Even though there is a wide range of synthetic materials available, leather reigns as a popular choice for furniture. Below are five reasons why leather is the preferred choice for people who want good-looking, high-quality furniture.
Leather furniture just gets better with time. Because of leather’s unique qualities and natural fibers, it gets more supple and softer as it ages. Instead of looking tired and worn out, leather furniture looks even more inviting, like a giant hug waiting for you in your living room. A leather sectional, such as the Grandview Traditional Sectional from Bernhardt lets you create the perfect space to gather with friends and family. Its classic, comfortable design brings cozy comfort to family nights and special gatherings.
Also, unlike many synthetic imitation leathers, genuine leather breathes. This means it cools down quickly, so regardless of the weather, leather is comfortable to sit on. Since it absorbs and releases moisture, it doesn’t feel sticky or clammy like vinyl or plastic-based imitation leathers do.
Leather furniture can last approximately 4 times longer than furniture with fabric upholstery. It is flexible but tough, so it naturally resists tears and punctures. Modern tanning processes create leather that is resistant to peeling, cracking, or sagging. These natural properties make it durable and it will remain strong around the seams. Resistant to dirt and spills, leather is easy to keep clean with a quick wipe with a damp cloth.
When leather is dyed, the color is absorbed and becomes a part of the material. This means that it is less likely to fade, and even scuffed and worn areas will keep their color and strength. And since leather is usually in a natural, neutral color, leather furniture will last throughout numerous interior design changes.
For example, the Ariana Camille Sofa from Lexington, with its stylish button tufting and classic tuxedo-back silhouette, fits into any room. Whether you decide to go lighter or darker, your leather furniture will fit right in. Just toss on a few throw pillows to bring continuity to the space.
Leather is associated with top-quality, premier products. Nothing looks as classy or as classic as a rich, leather sofa. If you’ve ever visited a home where the main furniture pieces are leather, you know the impression it made. Nothing can compare to the rich feel, look, and smell of genuine leather.
On top of everything else, leather is perfect for people with allergies. It does not hold dust and allergens like fabric. If you are looking for the perfect leather furniture for your home, visit the Baer’s Furniture showroom near you.