Tips on Selecting a Leather Sofa

Leather sofa is very durable and will also be used for many years. So the price is relatively high. Here are some tips for you to shop the leather sofa.

Consider size first. If you have a bigger living room, you’ll need to decide exactly how much of the living room you want your couch to fill. Do you want to include other couches or chairs? Do you want a coffee table? If so, a simple leather sofa, or one with a slight L-shape is probably the best fit. If you’re looking for a sofa that will be the focal point of your living room, look for rounder couch shapes that take up a bit more room and provide a lot of seating.

Decide on a dye process for your leather furniture. Choose a dye process that suits your needs. There are three basic methods: aniline, semi-aniline and pigmented. While there are more categories and grades within these main methods, the best hides are usually dyed in the aniline process, followed by semi-aniline, which is the second-best choice and generally more affordable. Pigmented leather is usually made up of several coats of sealer and color.

You can determine the quality of leather by the feel of the leather. A higher grade leather is softer and more smooth. However, a finer grade of leather will tear and stain quite easier than a lower grade.

Match your sofa to your decor. The color and style of your sofa, and even the quality of leather you choose, will vary depending on where it’s used. A sofa for an outdoor living room will be different from what you choose for a playroom or a family room. Leather sofas come in the same styles as other types of couches; standard sofas, sectionals, love seats, sleeper sofas and chaise lounges.

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