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Leather Sofa Buying Guide

A leather sofa under $2500? Yes, it is possible. A while ago I set myself to the challenge of creating a roundup of attractive sofas for less than 5000 dollars, and was pleasantly surprised by number of appealing options I found. So this time I thought I’d up the ante a bit, and drop the price even lower. Check out what I found.

1) Abbyson Barclay Hand Rubbed Leather Loveseat | 2) Abbyson Palaza Leather Sofa | 3) Abbyson Westwood Top Grain Leather Sofa | 4) American Eagle Furniture Valencia Collection Sofa | 5) Ashley Valeton U7350047 86″ Sofa | 6) Ashley Yancy 2920287 91″ Reclining Power Sofa | 7) Baxton Studio Callidora Sectional Sofa | 8) Baxton Studio Dakota Leather Sofa | 9) Baxton Studio Orland Leather Sofa Set | 10) Flash Furniture HERCULES Leather Sectional | 11) Homelegance Nail Head Accent Sofa | 12) Homelegance 9668BRW-3 Double Reclining Sofa | 13) Homelegance Nicasio Reclining Sofa | 14) Homelegance Olympia Reclining Sofa | 15) Kardiel Florence Sectional Sofa | 16) Kardiel Woodrow Midcentury Modern Sofa | 17) Lazzaro Genesis Sofa | 18) Mark Leather Sofa | 19) Modway Engage Bonded Leather Sofa | 20) Simon Li Furniture Macco Leather Sofa |

There are many great reasons to choose a leather sofa. Not only are they easy to clean and pet friendly, they can even reduce allergy symptoms. Here’s our fuss-free guide to understanding your choices and their benefits, to help narrow down your sofa search.

Why Choose a Leather Sofa?


Leather sofas have a reputation for quality because they wear and age so well, making them great value for money. Leather is tough but flexible, thanks to its natural properties, and will resist dirt and spills to look good for longer.


Because leather releases rather than retains heat and cold, leather sofas are comfortable all year round. And there’s nothing quite like sinking into a soft, buttery leather sofa after a long day.


Leather doesn’t hold dust and allergens like fabric sofas, so it’s a perfect choice for anyone who suffers from allergies. They’re also a smart buy for households with pets, thanks to being wipe clean and tough enough to withstand Fluffy’s claws.

Which Colour Leather Sofa is Best?

Cream, grey, brown and of course black are all popular colour choices for leather sofas. While which you choose will depend on the rest of your home décor and furnishings, bear in mind that darker colours tend to stand the test of time best. Or if you want to make your living room really pop, try a red or white sofa and keep the rest of your décor simple.

Which Type of Leather Should I Buy?

Protected or pigmented leather

In a nutshell: The most durable type of leather, thanks to a coating that adds resistance against scuffing and fading.

What this means: Protected or pigmented leather sofas will be much easier to maintain than aniline leather. If you’re a young family and need a sofa that can withstand a lot of use, this is probably a good place to start your shopping.

Faux leather

In a nutshell: The least expensive way to get the leather effect, faux leather sofas use man-made plastic- or rubber-coated fabric instead of animal hide.

What this means: Faux leather is more comfortable than it used to be, and it’s often difficult to tell it apart from the real thing. However, it can lack the quality in texture of real leather. If you want the appearance of a leather sofa in your living room on a budget, this is a good option.

How Can I Look After My Leather Sofa?

Although it will grow old gracefully with very little maintenance, your leather sofa will still need some TLC from time to time. Crinkles and character are one thing, but to avoid holes and damage, give your sofa a gentle clean and a vacuum every few months.

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