Choosing a new lounge can be a difficult task because there are so many design options and materials available today. Having said that, one of the most popular types still remains the leather lounge. Here are some of the top reasons why leather lounges continue to be a favourite.
There is an elegance in a leather lounge that just cannot be duplicated by a fabric. A good leather lounge exudes luxury, good taste and class. And even as they age, these lounges keep their rich and bright colours because they are dyed using a special process that makes the leather absorb the dye.
This means that as leather lounges age, they actually end up looking even better than they did when you bought them – if you have cared for them properly. An old leather lounge has this glow that just cannot be replicated by any other material.
And the best part is that you can find such lounges in various designs, ranging from the traditional Chesterfields to the modern contemporary lounges.
Not only does leather look good, it also lasts a very long time. Leather lounges last as much as four times longer than their fabric counterparts. Leather as a material is tough. It is resistant to tears and punctures, and because it is a natural product, it stays strong even at the seams.
Leather is resistant to spills as well as dirt, which, when you have children in your house, is a blessing.
When you have children and fabric lounges, be prepared for stains, tears in the fabric, and a lot of cleaning. You will also need to change the fabric regularly. With leather lounges, you won’t have to worry about any of these problems.
The most attractive feature for leather lounges is that they are easy to maintain. The only major maintenance work that is required is to have your lounge conditioned regularly so that the leather doesn’t crack. But, besides that, all you need to do is wipe the dust and dirt clean and vacuum your lounge.
So, if you have children in the house, leather lounges work much better than fabric once, since maintenance is minimal. With regular cleaning and the proper maintenance, leather lounges can last decades, if not a lifetime.
The biggest advantage of having leather furniture in your home is that it works really well for those with allergies or asthma.
Fabric lounges catch dirt, dust, pet dander, mites, and other allergens, and you need the help of professional cleaners to keep them from becoming dirt traps that will trigger allergies and asthma.
With leather furniture, you don’t really need to worry about these issues. Yes, leather lounges also need to be cleaned regularly, but the cleaning process is simple, and does not require much money or effort.
The biggest objection people have to buying leather lounges is their cost. However, do you know that a good quality fabric lounge will cost as much? If you invest in a really good quality, stain resistant fabric lounge, you can actually end up paying more than you would for a good quality leather lounge.
Added long term maintenance costs to the initial investment, and you will realise that it is actually cheaper to buy a good quality leather lounge than it is to buy a fabric one.
The One Downside of Leather Lounges
The only point where fabric lounges have a bigger advantage compared to leather ones is comfort. Leather tends to absorb heat much faster than fabric does, so on hot summer days, it may be uncomfortably warm and sticky sitting on a leather lounge, especially if it is humid.