Finding the perfect leather sofa is as satisfying as finding your significant other. There is something so down-to-earth and familiar about a leather sofa that will make your house look cozier immediately. Even if you are into modern and contemporary design there is sure to be a model that will fit your home.
Leather sofas are not just comfortable, they are quite a luxury, too. It can be an expensive investment, but buying a good leather sofa is almost a guarantee that you will have that piece of furniture for decades to come. Leather resists wear and tear, spills, stains, scratches, and it is like wine, better with age. It will become softer and suppler with use, which will, in turn, make it more comfortable.
Cleaning a leather sofa is also an easy task. Use a damp cloth to remove spills, and a vacuum cleaner or a duster to get rid of dust and pet hairs that accumulate in the crevices. There are products specially made for leather upholstery, so make sure to use them when you want to do an in-depth cleaning, and stay away from silicone or wax polishes.
Are you worried about the price? If so, the best advice is to think of it as an investment and to remember that a leather sofa will last for a long time, even as long as what four fabric sofas would, if you take good care of it.
Is the brand important when choosing a leather sofa?
“What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” There is no denying that we implicitly trust brand names as more reliable, a higher quality. If there were two exact versions of the same sofa, one of them under a known brand name and the other a generic one, and if they had the same price on the tag, chances are we would buy the brand name.
On the other hand, in the years after the financial crisis of 2008 the average person has become more conscious of spending habits, and now it is normal to think about spending less without sacrificing quality.
The same principle applies to leather sofas. While there are amazing brands out there; if you dig deep enough you can find perfectly adequate leather sofas, usually manufactured by small shops, but with a level of craftsmanship that rivals even the most renowned brands.
Our advice is to think about a leather sofa as you would think about a piece of clothing you intend to use for a long time: get the best quality, no matter the name.
Can I still expect quality from an unknown brand?
Absolutely! As we mentioned before, there are small manufacturers that can come up with incredibly beautiful and high-quality leather sofas that will satisfy even the most obnoxious snob out there. They are usually artisans dedicated to working with leather and work with a team of people to make unique leather sofas only. Unfortunately, the work of leather smiths is falling out of practice, so it’s not an easy task to find them.
Our selection of the best 10 Leather Sofas of 2017
If comfort is what you seek, you shall get it. A brand that proudly manufactures all its products in America, they are high on this list for their attention to service and the high quality of their furniture, which will become a part of your family’s legacy. Hardwood frames of the finest wood, spring feather down cushions, eight-way hand tied suspension and the best top grain leather combined to long lasting pieces that will provide comfort without sacrificing looks.
Hardwood plywood frames, spring seats filled with down and eight-way hand tied spring suspension tell you what you need to know about its comfort rate; the beautiful leather upholstery covering the cushions tells you the rest.
With over 30 years in the American market, Bradington-Young has grown as one of the most important brands by following one simple motto, “Build high-quality products at a fair price.” Their manufacturing process is meticulous and careful to ensure the highest quality in their products, which is why they also use premium, selected leathers from resources around the world, as well as the strongest woods and fillings.
Another North American furniture company with an unparalleled dedication to their craft, Presidential Leather uses corner blocked hardwood plywood frames, spring suspensions, fully padded frames and feather or fiber fillings. Encased in over 130 different leathers available in a myriad of colors to suit even the most exclusive tastes. The impeccable finishes make this brand a favorite among leather sofa enthusiasts.
This brand is a great favorite in North America, especially if you have a limited budget. A family owned business, their goal is to provide high-quality furniture at affordable prices. They offer lovely sofas upholstered in DuraBlend®, a high-quality faux leather that gives you all the perks at a lower cost.
From classic chesterfields to modern daybeds, LexMod has it all. They pride themselves on their product specialization which allows them to offer everything under the sun at the best possible prices, which they can do by using bonded leather to upholster their pieces.
When tracking down items specifically requested by their clients didn’t give any results, they decided to create their own collection. One Kings Lane works with top resources and the best materials to create unique pieces of the highest quality. A mixture of style and craftsmanship in every piece.
Another great option for those who are on a tight budget, Divano Roma Furniture offers delightful designs upholstered with bonded leather, and their sofas are made to withstand long periods of use. Perfect for those who are looking for their first sofa.
A company with a reputation that started back in 1963, Klaussner’s main objective is to satisfy their customers by providing the best furniture. The majority of their production takes place in North Carolina, and 70% of their materials come from the United States. This brand is committed to providing only the best, making it one of the top competitors in the field.
Comfort and design come together in the pieces manufactured by this brand. With over 75 top grain leathers in their catalog1x and a high degree of customization to fit each customer’s tastes, Comfort Design Furniture is also invested in using sustainable materials in their processes, and environmental responsibility is one of their core values.