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March 31, 2021 4 min read

A good piece of leather furniture oozes class, luxury and great taste. No matter if you are after a classic brown leather couch or a modern white leather sofa.
A leather couch might not seem to be the most practical choice, but we are here to tell you why you should consider buying a leather couch rather than a generic fabric couch.
Leather coucheshave always been a popular choice amongst home owners. While many homeowners are instantly drawn by the classy look that a leather couch offers, you may just fall in love with the many practical advantages of a leather couch.
Before we get into the reasons behind why you should buy genuine leather furniture, let’s take a step back to examine what genuine leatherreally is. The difference between genuine leatherand its faux leather counterpart may be obvious to some.

If you are still on the fence, here are 4 reasons you should buy a leather couch.

A classy apperance

Whether it is a one, two or three-seater, a sofa suite, corner or sectional couch, leather couches often elevate your interior space and add a timeless sense of sophistication and luxury to the space. A leather couchhas many benefits, especially if your home is filled with kids and pets. Leather couches handle wear and tear a lot better than fabric couches.
 Leather does not snag as easily as a fabric couch would as there are no fabric strands or threads that your pets nails could hook onto. When it comes to furniture, leather couchesare often associated with premium quality.

Durable and easy to clean

Leather has for many years been regarded as a valuable material for its durability. Our leather couchesgo through stringent quality checks to ensure that the product you receive is of the highest possible quality. If properly maintained and looked after, a Leather Gallery leather couchwill last longer than a fabric couch.  
The prize-winning characteristic of a leather couch is that they are resistant to stains and spills, this makes maintaining your leather coucha dream. At Leather Gallery we have a range of maintenance products available to ensure that your leather couch is kept in pristine condition for years to come. Leather couches can last an extremely long time, a genuine leather couch may last up to 4 times longer than a couch covered in fabric upholstery.

Lasting comfort

Leather coucheshave unique fibres which allow them to retain their shape and appearance for a long time without looking warn in and old. Instead, leather couchesbecome soft and subtle and will remain comfortable even with frequent use.
As fabric sofas, loveseats and occasional chairs age, they tend to become faded. They often lose their shape and look tired and worn. Because of its unique natural fibers and qualities, as leather furniture ages, it gets softer and more supple.
Instead of looking worn out, it tends to look even more inviting. As the years pass by your leather couch will age beautifully and gracefully. As your leather couch is exposed to the elements, a soft sheen develops on the surface of your leather couch, this adds character and personality to your leather couch.

Unlike many synthetic imitations, leather breathes. That means it dissipates heat and cold quickly, so no matter the weather, it is quickly comfortable for sitting. It also absorbs and releases moisture, so it feels less sticky and clammy than fabric upholsteries.


If you suffer from allergies you will be pleased to hear that leather couchesdo not harbour dust mites or pet fur – leather couches actually repel dust. So, keeping your leather couchlooking spick and span will be a breeze. Leather coucheshave a smooth finish unlike the effect of interlocking fibers from a fabric couch, this means that there aren’t many nooks and crannies where dirt and dust can accumulate.
Overall, if you’re looking for a luxurious couch that is durable, hypoallergenic, and easy-to-clean, a leather couch may just be what you need.
There definitely is a lot to love about a genuine leather couch.

Leather isn’t always brown

Many people might think that a leather only available in tan or brown, you’re in for an eye-opening surprise! Of course, we have just about any shade of brown you could want along with black and white. However, it doesn’t stop there. Our furniture stores around South Africa carries leather furniture in an array of luxurious colors such as Czar Ruby, Flux Blu, Urban White and Czar Ox Blood.

Some useful styling tips from our team of interior designers:

The inevitable has happened, you have spilt something on your leather couch – now what? Depending on what the stain is composed of, you have a few different options.
Ink Stains – Rub the area of the stain with a cotton ball dampened with rubbing alcohol. This can also help remove mold/mildew.
Liquid Stains – Stains from wine, soda, or juice should be blotted up as quickly as possible with a damp cloth. For tough, stuck-on stains, consult your furniture manufacturer or have your leather furniture professionally cleaned.
While other upholsteries may be cheaper, with more variety in patterns and colors, there’s nothing that beats the luxury and sophistication of genuine leather furniture. From its durability and stain-resistance to its ability to assume the temperature of the room it’s in, genuine leatherwill last you for generations and keep up with your individual lifestyle. Choosing genuine leather furniture has all the benefits you need to maintain a happy and healthy relationship with your home decor.
At Leather Gallerywe offer a wide range of leather furniture, no matter what you are after, we have all the bases covered. Leather sofa suites, leather corner couches, leather ottomans as well as leather recliners.