Leather Furniture – Pros And Cons

For years, leather has been the material that is a status symbol. Everyone wants leather interior in their cars. They also want leather furniture in their homes. Leather is the key to looking and feeling expensive and pampered. But are you POSITIVE that leather is what you really want?

So many people want to own traditional leather furniture, yet they have no clue what they’re getting into. There are several things to consider before you invest in a roomful of leather furniture. To begin with, if you have small children and indoor pets, leather furniture is usually not a great idea. Do you really want to have to spend all that money on leather furniture only to have to cover it up with blankets or plastic in order to ensure it is safe? You have to decide if you want leather furniture or if you want to enjoy the company of pets and children. This type of furniture doesn’t co-exist peacefully with either.

Leather Furniture

Leather Furniture

Leather furniture still seems to be a high seller with lots of people because they’re still the most popular items in retail furniture stores. One wildly popular brand of leather furniture is that of Thomas Lloyd. This is well made and high quality leather furniture. But even as beautiful as it is, you’ll still need to consider whether your home is the best place for it. Children and pets simply cannot be around leather furniture for very long at a time. While it may seem easier to clean up spills from leather, how will you protect your leather furniture from the claws of your adorable little pet dogs and cats?

Granted, there are ways to protect your leather furniture from being harmed. But why have furniture that you’re going to have a nervous breakdown over anytime a child or animal goes near it? Furniture should be enjoyed rather than keeping you a wreck all the time. Also, consider that in cold weather, your leather furniture will look beautiful but be very cold to sit upon. In the summer, you’re going to stick to the leather and sweat.

The main rule of thumb is to not buy leather furniture unless you’re positive that it’s going to be maintained and well-loved.

Aug 17th, 2011 | Posted in Furniture 101
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