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3 Essential Characteristics of High-End Leather Furniture

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characteristics of high end leather furniture

What should you look for when you shop for high-end leather furniture? Leather sofas, chairs, and ottomans are big-ticket items which offer you the chance to invest in your future comfort, and the choice you make can either provide years of enjoyment or a constant headache. Quality is important, and knowing how to look for that quality is essential to getting what you want out of your purchase. These three essential characteristics are your most important guideposts for identifying quality leather furniture and making sure the high-end label is more than just an empty promise.

 

Leather Type and Quality

Leather quality should be one of your primary concerns as you shop for high-end leather furniture. High-quality leather is durable, colorfast, flexible and long lasting. When you bring home sofas, chairs, and ottomans crafted from the highest quality leathers, you can count on keeping your furniture for years - even decades. The furniture essentially pays for itself in the long run by maintaining a beautiful, polished appearance for longer than less steadfast materials such as fabric.

Imitation leather materials such as vinyl tend to crack and wear down over time. Furniture makers selling items made from imitation leather can often use sneaky terminology to make it seem as if what they’re selling is the genuine article. Make sure you’re buying 100% genuine leather furniture rather than furniture that’s described as being “made with leather” or something similar.

Lower-quality leather can also lose its smooth appearance and become worn and run down even with careful treatment. Though all leather is made from animal hide, different parts of the hide produce different types of leather with different textures and levels of durability. Top-grain and full-grain leathers are the highest quality. Bonded leather is best avoided as it’s made from patched pieces of leather that don’t hold together over time. You are always best to purchase full top grain leather hide.

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4 Colors to Complement Gray Leather Furniture Beautifully

4 Colors to Complement Gray Leather Furniture Beautifully

Transform your decor and give your gray leather furniture a pop of color by adding accents of these gorgeous colors. With its elegant coolness and fresh appeal, gray is the ideal neutral for a chic living space. Gray is a particularly common color in modern decor, but that doesn’t mean it’s limited to a particular style. If you prefer a cooler neutral than brown or tan, gray is the perfect choice. But as with all neutrals, gray is at its best when it’s supporting a brighter hue. If you want to add some color accents to your neutral leather furniture, these colors are a good place to start.

Pink

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4 Leather Chairs Perfect For Reading

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Whether you’re setting up a full home library or a small reading nook in the corner of your bedroom, a leather chair is the perfect accessory. With their classic elegance and soft, comfortable design, leather reading chairs give you the perfect place to relax and dive into a good book. Every reading space and every home have different furnishing needs, and there isn’t a single “best” chair which will work well for everyone. These four leather chairs provide a good range of options to consider based on your space needs and relaxation style.

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DEFINITIVE DIFFERENCES IN LEATHER TYPES

Leather DifferencesNatural untouched leather embellished to perfection. When you purchase leather furniture, make sure it is covered with high quality premium leather for the longest lifespan. Like jewelry leather can be long-lasting and used daily, just be sure to buy the right leather for your lifestyle. Leather will dress up any décor no matter which type you prefer. Top grain leather is sure to be a hit in any home. Keep reading your going to learn a lot!

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What Should You Buy: Sectional or Leather Sofa Set?

Picking the furniture for your new living room can take a long time. Ultimately, it all breaks down to a sectional or a leather sofa set.

There are a lot of aspects which will influence your final decision, such as the size of your room, the paint color, or the style you are going for.

We thought we could help you decide by listing the pros for both furniture pieces.

Let's discover them together.

Why You Should Go for a Leather Sofa Set

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  • You have a large living room. A leather sofa set typically occupies plenty of space. If your living room is spacious, then you should consider a sofa set as the focal point of this room.
  • You'll have extra sitting room. If you have people over quite often and you hang out in the living room, then you need a lot of sitting areas for your guests. You want your sofa to last for a long time, so choosing leather is a good call.
  • You get matching chairs. If a sofa is not enough for you, then a leather sofa set will make the difference. You won't have to waste any more time looking for those perfect chairs to go with your sofa. You'll have a great match right from the beginning.
  • You can use the chairs in a different room. When you're having a party with lots of people over, you probably won't need as much sitting room. You can keep the couch in the living room, but you can move the chairs somewhere else. Just like that, your living room, meaning the dance floor, just got bigger.

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Have a Small Living Room? Leather Chair Arrangement Ideas You Should Try

Who doesn't enjoy a cozy room full of warmth and individuality? We sure do.

But we also know small-scale living rooms can pose decorative challenges. If you find yourself in this situation, fret no more. We have a tip: leather chairs.

That's right, even leather furniture is fit for a small interior. Having qualms about this claim? Read on.

Fireplace Charm

More and more homes are incorporating fireplaces as focal points in the main room. Some even use it as a replacement for the TV set.

After all, fireplaces are evocative of camp fires, where everyone gathered to have a good time.

Coming in all shapes and sizes, fireplaces are a smart investment for tiny homes. The same goes for leather chairs.

If you go for impactful contrasts, even more so. By contrast, we mean both texture and color.

Take  this leather chair and couple it with a white-tile fireplace and glass coffee table.

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Could this be a winning combination for your space?

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  • Manufacturers Sold By Wellington's Fine Leather Furniture

    Wellington's Fine Leather Funiture sells all of the top brands of quality leather furniture.  All of our products come with a full manufacturers warrany and discounted pricing.  Most of our products are American made*.   

    • Classic Leather
    • Leathercraft
    • Palliser*
    • Omnia Leather
    • Palatial*
    • McKinley Leather
    • Bradington Young
    • McNeilly
    • Hooker Upholstery*
    • Lazzaro*

    *Import Collection

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