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Guide: Choosing A Material For Your Sofa

Written By: admin Published In: ROOT Date: 2019-12-16

Are you having trouble deciding which materials will suit your needs and your living space? Check out the differences between leather, fabric, suede and velvet. 

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Deciding Which Material For Your Sofa 

Homes are usually consisting of furniture and fixture, making homeowners ensure their home is equipped with furniture that suits their personality and their home. The living room sofa is crucial as it is where more than one person can sit and relax. This creates a bonding experience for the family. Sofas are luxurious cushioned seats that provide functionality and serve as the centrepiece of your home. Therefore, it is important to understand what type of sofa can suit the needs of house, whether it be leather, fabric, velvet or suede. 

Knowing how to pick the right furniture can transform a classy and elegant home. 

Leather Sofas 

Nothing can add instant elegance, sophistication and luxury as compared to a leather sofa. This elegance is hard to duplicate with other materials. Chesterfield-style sofas are seen as traditional, but in general, leather sofas are trendier as compared to other types of materials. Leather sofas create a luxurious ambience within the room that can create a statement, as the living room is often the first sight within the home. Choosing the right quality of leather is essential, we highly recommend, top grain cow hide leather, this type of leather is real leather not synthetic and typically why sofas which have this leather are more expensive as this provides an extra notch of comfort and durability. Therefore, top grain cow hide leather provides elegance and sophistication, while not sacrificing on comfort.  

U Shaped Leather Lounge

Fabric Sofas 

The comfort of fabric is unbeatable due to a softer, and warmer material. The fabric sofa often creates a casual ambience with the use of neutral colours. The styles, colours and designs may be luxurious, but requires more care and attention. While quality fabric and framing is an expense, the same sofa will cost more, due to its luxurious and elegant appearance. Fabric sofas are produced by weaving of textile fibres and can provide different sophistication to the ambience of the rom. A keynote to remember when comparing leather and fabric, is fabric is more susceptible to spills and stains than leather as fabric is more absorbent. 

Cream and Brown Fabric Sofa

Suede Sofas 

Suede sofas are an extension of leather, but is a much softer and supple leather, created from the underside of an animal. They create warm and fuzzy ambience with a timeless elegance to homes. They are nice to look at, are comfortable and can be a large investment. It is a type of unfinished leather that is long lasting and provides a luxurious feeling. Suede sofas can complement the house in any design and style with an understated appearance. It is less shiny and therefore grandeur as compared to leather and thinner. 

Suede and Leather 3 Seater Sofa

Velvet Sofas 

Velvet sofas can immediately inspire the home interior with elegance and an ambience of style. It is known for its luxurious texture and quality. Velvet furniture can range from bright and bold tones as well as neutral tones. They are a timeless addition to a house with a range of classy and contemporary. These high-style lounge looks intimidating and extravagant, with a lustrous sheen that can be contrasted against modern or neutral features of the home. They provide relaxed spaces which reflect light rather than absorb it. Velvet is predominantly made from silk, which is rare for lounges. However, they can also be created through the use of linen, mohair, wool and cotton. 

Oak Flower A Velvet Sofa

At Desired Living, we sell a wide range of different sofas in different high end materials at affordable prices. If you have any questions regarding any of the materials please feel free to call or email us and one of our professional consultants will contact you as soon as possible. 

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