How To Choose A Sofa That Will Suit The Decor Of Your Home

When you are looking to buy a new sofa, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the number of designs, materials and styles that are available, and the aggressive patter of commission seeking salespersons. With online furniture retailers like rising in popularity amongst consumers, it is possible to browse fantastic furniture designs from the comfort of your own home, with accurate specifications available so you know the sofa you order will fit the space you have to fill perfectly.

Leather sofas are a consistently popular choice and have been for years. Ever-stylish and long lasting as well, this material even improves with age, providing they are maintained well and cared for. A leather sofa from may be a lot more expensive than a model with a fabric cover, but it is a good investment as leather furniture will continue to be functional well after a fabric sofa has become threadbare and uncomfortable.

Leather is a flexible and breathable material, so it will retain heat during winter and be refreshingly cool during summer. Leather is also easy to clean; a damp cloth or sponge is all you need to remove marks and stains, making it the perfect material for families with your children. It is also a fire resistant material that will not let off toxic fumes if exposed to heat.

If cared for and well maintained, a leather sofa can be long lasting, retaining its value for years after it is bought. This is not the case for sofa upholstered with fabric. Over the course of a year or two, repeated use will render a fabric sofa threadbare, and if located near a window, faded. While dyed leather furniture does fade over time, if kept out of direct sunlight the effects can be lessened considerably. Natural colours will not fade.

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