Leather Lounge
What I love about leather furniture is its elegance, comfort, and durability. It adds a timeless appeal to any space. However, getting the perfect leather lounge for your house can be challenging. There is so much variety in the market, and it's overwhelming.

If this is you, we’d love to make this process easier. Below is a simple checklist to consider when you visit the best leather lounge stores.

Allocate a Budget

Before you start online or offline shopping, you must know how much you’re willing to spend. Leather sofas come in different price ranges, so setting aside a particular amount limits your purchase choices.

Leather furniture is usually more expensive than other types. However, the extra durability and guaranteed comfort compensate for the price difference. Consider the extra cash spent as an investment in a worthwhile asset.

Evaluate Shape and Size

Make sure to get the right measurements for your room size before you buy your sofa. This will help you buy a set that fits the size and shape of your space.

While taking measurements in your room, visualize how the new furniture will fit in. You can use painter's tape to mark where you intend to place your leather sofas. This way, you get an almost accurate visual of how your room will appear after you get the sofas.

Here are some quick additional tips regarding the sizing of your leather lounges
  • A couch shouldn't exceed ⅔ of the wall it sits against - if it does, it overpowers other elements in the room.
  • You must leave enough room for movement in between furniture.
  • The seats must be at most 10 feet apart to allow people to converse while sitting.

Choose Quality Leather

During tanning, hides are split into top-grain and bottom-split leather. The former is always preferred because it's stronger and doesn't stretch. Bottom-split leather is unsuitable for furniture because it lacks grain, making it susceptible to cracking and stretching.

When picking a leather lounge, go for those with any of the three types of top-grain leather. These are:
  • corrected leather
  • full-grain leather
  • semi-corrected leather

If you maintain them well, they will last for many years. One thing to remember is that authentic leather doesn't have a smooth texture. This is the easiest way to tell between genuine and faux leather. Natural leather has a slightly uneven surface with grooves. On the other hand, synthetic leather feels smooth when touched.

Assess Frame Strength

We all know leather lounges don’t come cheap. They are a significant investment, and you want them to last for many years. Thus, buying a set with a strong and sturdy frame is crucial.

Since you can't see what's underneath the upholstery, ask your dealer the type of wood used to make the frames. The most durable is solid hardwood. If not, ask about the product's warranty to ensure you get value for money.

Choose the Right Color

The most popular leather furniture colors are black, beige, and various shades of brown. But if these aren’t what you want, there are other options. You can pick a color that complements your existing d├ęcor elements.

Go for a neutral tone if you can’t seem to make up your mind on a particular color. I have noticed creams and whites bring more light into a room and add a touch of elegance. More importantly, they match most accent colors.

Black, charcoal, and dark tans are ideal for individuals who prefer a bold and rustic feel. These colors work seamlessly in homes with natural elements like natural stone tiles and wooden finishes.

Final Words

When it comes to leather lounges, there is an endless design of options. You can contract an interior designer to help you choose a set that will bring out the best in your home. Quality furniture is timeless and will serve you for many years.