Leather Lounges vs. Fabric Lounges

Leather Lounges vs. Fabric Lounges

Leather or fabric? One of the biggest dilemmas you may face when it comes to choosing your new lounge is the material. Whether you call it a sofa, couch or lounge, this piece of furniture is an integral part of most homes. It’s a space where you go to relax after a long day, spend time with family, or sit back with a cup of tea on the weekends. Picking the right lounge for you and your family is important.

Leather Lounges

Largely considered as a more durable and stain-resistant option, choosing a quality leather lounge can be perfect for families with young children (or even clumsy adults). While leather is easy to wipe clean, it still needs to be cared for. Regularly moisturising the leather is important to keep it soft and in good shape for years to come.

Leather lounges are great for those concerned about pet hair and animal smells. The great news for allergy sufferers is that leather lounges are considered hypoallergenic. Although, if you have pets that jump on the lounge, you’ll have to watch out for sharp claws damaging the leather, which can be a pain to repair.

Finally, one downside to leather is that it can feel cold to sit on in the winter, and sticky in the summer. Of course, if your home is climate controlled, this isn’t really an issue. Although if you do happen to be worried about this, simply lay down a blanket or throw before you sit down.

Fabric Lounges

Fabric lounges give an inviting feel to the space. One of the greatest benefits of opting for fabric is the increased colour options there are to choose from. While leather tends to only come in limited colours, you’ll generally be able to find a fabric lounge in the exact colour you’re looking for.

Fabric lounges are more prone to staining from spilled drinks, children and pets. While this is something to consider, it shouldn’t deter you if you love the look of a fabric lounge. One of the most important things you can do to ensure the longevity of your fabric lounge is to opt for a high quality piece. Not only will the structural components last longer, the fabric may also be more resistant to staining and damage.

While fabric lounges do take a little more maintenance than leather lounges, they aren’t difficult to look after. Spot cleaning can be done with simple soap and water. Upholstery cleaner or steam cleaning may be used for a deeper clean, which is recommended yearly (or more often if you have children or pets). Stains can be prevented by using a protective fabric guard spray. Fabric can also trap dust and other allergens, so it is important to clean them regularly particularly if you do suffer from allergies.

If you’re still unsure, browse our online furniture store to view the range. Our experienced staff are also here to help. Feel free to contact us by calling, emailing or sending us a message through our live chat. If you’d prefer to view our warehouse items in store, contact us to arrange an appointment.