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Leather sofas: love it or loathe it? 25 January, 2010

Posted by CandidaB in Candida's blog.
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Image credit: John Lewis

According to The Times, more and more people are plumping for leather sofas as they become the hottest thing in interior design. Apparently leather is becoming as commonplace on the high street as it is in high-end bachelor pads.

The paper claims that leather is the material of choice for both the Candy brothers – who kit out some of the most expensive homes in the capital – and the majority of high street shoppers.

Dan Cooper, upholstery buyer for John Lewis, says: “This is a real trend, because these are established sofas; it’s not just because we’ve launched something new. This is a very big increase. Last week leather sofas accounted for 52 per cent of all upholstery sales.”

The trend for leather interiors has been mirrored by the designers behind this year’s Celebrity Big Brother, which features a bordello look – including padded leather walls. Kinky…

What do you think? Is the leather lounge here to stay?



1. Celia SM - 25 January, 2010

Loving the leather but wish they were more afforadable. I find the cheap versions way too shiny. If anyone has any cheaper, more stylish solutions, let me know!

2. Austin Powers - 25 January, 2010

Anyone else find this surprising? We’ve had leather sofas for years and it feels ‘old’! We had ultra modern White – gorgeous but impractical. Brown leather seemed to be everywhere so we went for a coarse almost suede like leather hide this time. Much more practical and they always look good but I’ve never found leather well… Comfy. Next time we’re going for squashy, feathered velvet it chenille I think and never mind the unmade bed look!

3. tomcaggianos - 10 March, 2010

Leather is always a classy choice. This fine material is used from furnishing like brown leather sofa, black leather chairs, to red leather love seats. Though style and look is very important when decorating, durability of leather is also a factor to consider.

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