Choosing the right lounge is hard, they are a big ticket item and when chosen correctly will last you for seven to ten years. There is a lot of debate when it comes to leather Vs fabric, and ultimately your choice will have a big impact on your room.
When it comes to leather grades, this depends on what part of the cowhide has been used. If you want a leather lounge that lasts – select a higher grade of leather as it will get softer over time.
Fabrics are tested on a machine that counts the amount of time it’s rubbed before the fibres start to wear. The higher the rub rate, the longer it is going to last.
A fabric lounge will add a casual atmosphere to any space instantly, it’s soft, and by choosing a mid-tone neutral colour your lounge will stand the test of time.
When it comes to creativity – fabric gives you more than leather thanks to the range of styles, colours and textures available.
Leather upholstery lasts at least five years longer than fabric. The hides are stronger than fabric and more stain resistant (in darker colours) and are less likely to fray or tear. Because of this, a good leather lounge is one you are going to keep for half a lifetime. Unlike fabric leather can be easily wiped down to clean up spills when you have pets, kids and babies around.
If you are still not 100% sure which lounge is right for you why not mix and match your room with both leather and fabric to create an eclectic but homely look and feel.