Leather sofa buying guide
One of the most intimidating and expensive pieces that anyone can buy for their home is the sofa. It’s big, it’s expensive, and not often replaced. Plus, there are (what seems like) a million choices out there. How does one decide? We’ve taken a bit of the guesswork out of the equation by eliminating one category: anything $1000 or more! Check out our favorite leather sofas for under $1000.
1) American Eagle Furniture Leather Sofa | 2) American Furniture Sleeper Sofa | 3) Classic Scroll Bonded Leather 2 Seater Loveseat | 4) Coaster Colton Sofa-Brown | 5) Coaster Samuel Cream Leather Sofa | 6) Global Furniture Leather Matching Sofa | 7) Global Furniture Wyatt Collection Sofa | 8) Homelegance 2 Piece Accent Sectional Sofa | 9) Homelegance Double Reclining Sofa | 10) Homelegance Greeley Reclining Sofa | 11) Modway Empress Leather Sofa | 12) Modway Engage Leather Sofa | 13) Poundex F7609 Bobkona Toffy Leather Sofa | 14) Poundex F7769 Bobkona Leather Sofa | 15) Pulaski Rivera Sofa | 16) Poundex F7859 Bobkona Leather Sofa | 17) Signature Design by Ashley Larkinhurst Sofa | 18) Signature Sleep 2152007 Leather Sofa | 19) Simmons Upholstery 6769-03 Leather Sofa | 20) Simmons Upholstery Phoenix Motion Sofa |
A firm favourite in many homes, the timeless leather sofa is a design icon. Not only does it age with grace but it has a versatile style, place it anywhere and it will make a design statement.
Whether you’re after a sofa, armchair, chaise longue or sofa bed, we have the perfect leather sofa for you. We also have a whole host of ranges of colours and finishes so whatever look you’re after from contemporary to traditional, we are sure to have it.
The icing on the cake? Our leather sofas are easy to look after. Keep them out of direct sunlight and remove dust with a damp cloth, it’s really that simple.
The Right Choice
Choosing a leather sofa is simple with Habitat. First, have a browse on our website to get the look and feel that you would like for your room.
Next, having decided whether you are after a sofa, sofa bed, chaise longue or armchair, be sure to measure the space carefully (including doorways and stairwells). Have a look at our sofa measuring guide to give you a helping hand.
Want a closer look or need some advice? Pop in-store to try before you buy, as well as chatting to our friendly staff if you have any queries or concerns before making your new purchase.
Finally, have a think about the rest of the room, will you need other leather pieces to fit in the room? Or maybe some accessories such as lighting and rugs to show off your new space?
Madras is a corrected pigmented leather –the leather is drum-dyed, with a colour pigment and texture applied to the buffed leather surface to achieve a uniform appearance. This is then treated with a thick transparent polymer layer to make it resistant to every day family wear and tear.
Madras leather is particularly popular due to its uniform texture and solid colours, with an embossed decorative pattern applied to the surface. Any imperfections are buffed and filled out, with a thick wear layer then added to make it less prone to damage.
Rancho leather is a slightly corrected, aniline leather which is dyed throughout the hide to allow natural characteristics of leather to show, whilst retaining an even colour.
The term aniline signifies that no artificial pigment has been applied, which makes it a very natural leather. It is finished with wax finish instead of a covering finish, giving it a soft, silky feel.
It is lightly buffed to remove any imperfections, making it more uniform and more rustic than luxury leather.
Arredo leather is a corrected pigmented leather-this leather is dyed and then a colour pigment and texture is applied to buffed leather to achieve a uniform appearance. The leather is treated with a transparent polymer layer to make it resistant to wear & tear.
With a large selection of colours, this type of leather offers lots of choice, allowing you to integrate your new upholstery into your current look or create a new style if you are having a re-vamp.
Carson City Leather
Carson City leather is a slightly corrected, semi-aniline leather. The leather is also dyed throughout which lends to a more even colouration but the base coat contains a pigment which enhances durability.
In addition, by lightly buffing the surface any natural defects are removed.
Luxury leather is an aniline leather which is dyed throughout to allow the natural characteristics to show whilst retaining an even colour. It has the advantage that the original leather is showcased at its best -natural blemishes or marks only enhance the stylish & sophisticated finish.
The term aniline signifies that no artificial pigment finish has been applied making it a very natural, breathable leather. It is finished with wax finish instead of a covering finish, giving it a soft, natural feel.