When it comes to picking out the right sofa for your home, it’s more than just about finding one that looks good in your home. Whether you’re catching up on a Netflix series, reading a book or stealing a quick power nap, the sofa is where you will be spending most of your time at home. That is why finding the right-sized sofa that is comfortable, yet enhances the look of your home is important.
With the multitude of sofas available online, choosing the right one can be tricky. There are many considerations to make when looking for the right sofa, one of which is the material. If you find yourself being torn between a fabric or leather sofa, read on to find out the advantages of getting a leather sofa:
Leather has been known as a valuable material for its durability since ancient times. Modern tanning procedures ensure that quality leather sofas are resistant to cracking, sagging, and peeling. Because of this, they are able to survive longer than traditional fabric sofas. On top of that, leather is tough and flexible, making it resistant to tears and punctures. Leather sofas are generally more durable than fabric sofas by nature and will last at least five years longer on average.
When it comes to furniture material, leather sofas are amongst the popular pet-proof choices these days. Leather sofas are especially great for those with pets at home because fur and hair will not stick to them. You can simply get rid of their fur by vacuuming it away in order to keep the leather supple. However, leather sofas do scratch, so if you have a cat at home, it would be best to keep their nails trimmed as sharp claws can puncture the leather, eventually leaving small holes on them. In addition to that, you can opt to have a protective finish applied to your leather furniture for extra peace of mind.
2. Easy to maintain
Leather sofas are notable for their versatility. Its smooth surface makes cleaning up relatively easy. However, if you have pets, they may leave scratch marks on your leather sofa but you can tackle this by getting a scratch-repair solution. Leather sofas are generally easier to clean as compared to fabric sofas, as they are resistant to stains and spills which makes it a sensible choice of sofa upholstery if you have little ones at home! With a leather sofa at home, all you need to do is give it a quick treatment with a leather conditioner once or twice a year to effectively remove dirt, oils, and nourish the leather from cracking. Apart from that, you’ll want to wipe down the leather with a damp cloth every few weeks or so, and if you want to give it a bit of extra shine, try applying a polishing agent to it.
Dust mites thrive in Singapore's humid atmosphere. You'll be relieved to learn that leather sofas don't harbour dust mites or pet fur, which is great news for those who suffer from allergies. It's also easy to keep leather clean because it repels dust. This is why many people who are allergic to common allergens prefer leather sofas over fabric ones as fabric sofas tend to “seal in” allergenic materials, making it tough to create a comfortable environment for people with allergies.
4. Comfortable and timeless
The aesthetic nature of leather is classic, making leather sofas a timeless piece. The gentle gleam of leather makes it look immaculate. The natural fibres in leather sofas enable the furniture to retain its shape and appearance for long periods of time without seeming worn. Rather, the leather sofa eventually becomes more supple and soft over time, remaining cosy with frequent use. Quality leather sofas can dissipate heat and cold fast, adapting to the temperature of the room they're in. With fans and air-conditioners keeping the heat at bay in sunny Singapore, this makes them especially comfortable and cooling to lounge on.
Finding The Right Leather Sofa Online
A leather sofa may be just what you need if you’re looking for something that’s timeless-looking, durable, hypoallergenic and easy to maintain. However, high-quality leather sofas are typically more costly than fabric sofas. At Star Living Furniture Store, we are committed to delivering premium quality and tasteful designs at reasonable prices.
Whether you’re furnishing your first home or sprucing up an old sofa, you no longer need to compromise on cost, quality or style. Our range of timeless furniture has been carefully curated to meet the needs of today’s homes. Shop our range of leather sofas here.