Leather is Better: Why You Need It in Your Room

This leather furniture post was updated in August 2022.

Leather furniture often gets a bad reputation and we’re on a mission to fix that. This luxurious texture is perfect to mix in with modern or traditional pieces and adds just the right touch of masculinity. If you’re struggling with adding leather into your home, there are plenty of ways to incorporate it into your space. From leather sofas, chairs, ottomans, and even benches, this material is not just for man caves and bachelor pads. Need some more convincing? Here are some of our favorite things we love about leather furniture.

Durable Material

As we always stress, buying new furniture for your home is an investment. You want to pick a piece that not only you will love for years to come, but one that will hold up through messes, moves, and everything in between. What’s great about leather is that it’s extremely durable and will be able to withstand whatever life throws at it, while still maintaining a buttery-soft feel and luxurious look.

Walker Hayes and family partnered with Ballard Designs

Country music star Walker Hayes and his family

Easily Wipeable

Unlike many upholstered pieces, there’s no need to worry about spills and messes when you have leather in your room. The texture of leather furniture is very easy to clean and usually requires a little dish soap and water. Just ask country music star, Walker Hayes. He and his wife Laney can rest easy knowing they have this durable material around their busy family. You can view the leather pieces they selected for their home here.

Adds Texture

Having a mix of textures is important in any room. To keep your room from feeling stagnant, incorporating a leather furniture piece creates dimension and adds a neutral color that you might be lacking. Leather also helps add a touch of masculinity to a room, creating a well balanced feel.

Leather furniture ages wellAges Well

Leather furniture is like a fine wine, it gets better with age. Not only is the texture extremely durable, the longer it’s lived in the better it looks and feels. Do you remember your dad’s old leather recliner? While it may not have been the most beautiful piece in the room, you know it was the spot everyone wanted to sit in. Luckily now, there are beautiful leather chairs that provide just as much comfort, so you can have it all.

A leather furniture bench sitting underneath a wood console tableAre you ready to add leather to your room? Browse leather furniture and find more inspiration from these posts:

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Abbey Nolte

Abbey is a homegrown Georgia peach who loves a fresh take on Southern design. When she’s not working behind the scenes of the How to Decorate blog and podcast, you can find her cheering on the Appalachian State Mountaineers and spending time with her wheaten terrier, Charlie.