Leather and Fabric Sofa: Which One to Choose?

2 pc Dorothea collection two tone dark brown bonded leather and fabric sofa and love seat set

2 pc Dorothea collection two tone dark brown bonded leather and fabric sofa and love seat set

A sofa is a must-have piece in any home decor. When choosing a sofa, make sure it is not only beautiful, but also functional and comfortable. A sofa can be covered by leather or fabric. Leather and fabric sofa are both available in many styles.

Deciding the one to buy seems to be a daunting task. To help you choose the best one, you should know the strengths and downsides of each option. Let’s start with fabric sofa. Compared to leather, fabric is cheaper. The main advantage of fabric sofa is that it is easy to clean.

Sofab Angel Sofa, Pewter

Sofab Angel Sofa, Pewter

Most of them can be steam steam-cleaned. For deeper cleaning, you can just remove the cushion covers. Fabric comes with a variety of fiber combinations. As a result, you can find fabric sofas in numerous colors and prints so you can match the sofas with the particular style and decor of your room.

Both leather and fabric sofa have drawbacks as well. What are the downsides of fabric sofas? Some fabrics, especially those with high natural fiber content may pill when exposed to sun.

Furthermore, fabrics can be easily scratched. That is why a home with pets like cat and dog tend to use leather sofas. Fabric sofas are not really recommended for those having cats or dogs. These tame animals like to lie and play on fabric sofas and their claws can damage the fiber.

Serta CR-43534PB Santa Cruz Collection 73inch Sofa, Platinum Fabric

Serta CR-43534PB Santa Cruz Collection 73inch Sofa, Platinum Fabric

Now let’s move to leather sofas. These sofas are much more durable than fabric sofas. Therefore, the price is more expensive. But they worth it as leather sofas can last for more than 15 years.

Can you imagine that? Cats and dogs don’t really like leather so the sofa is safe from their claws. In addition, leather is not easy to tear and rip. Unlike fabric, leather does not hold pollen or dust.

Coaster Samuel Collection Cream Leather Sofa

Coaster Samuel Collection Cream Leather Sofa

That is why leather sofas are recommended for allergy sufferers. Moreover, they resist sun fading. However, just like fabric sofas, leather sofas also have some drawbacks.

First, they tend to be cool especially in the winter.

Second, heavy stains can damage the leather dye.

Now after you know the good and bad sides of leather and fabric sofa, it is hoped that you can decide which sofa to buy. Whether you choose leather or fabric sofas make sure that you pick the high quality ones. Buy them from reputable dealers to ensure the quality.

Flash Furniture 111-3-BN-GG Hercules Imperial Series Leather Sofa, Brown/Cherry

Flash Furniture 111-3-BN-GG Hercules Imperial Series Leather Sofa, Brown/Cherry