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6 of the best leather sofas

Leather sofas are an investment piece. Their durability makes them a practical choice for busy homes, whilst their sophisticated style enhances any room. Read on to find out my leather sofa recommendations.

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Leather is a natural material and is a popular choice for sofas due to its many unique qualities. Its strength and durability allows it to withstand daily wear and tear, whilst maintaining its appearance for years to come.

 

In addition to this, leather sofas offer a luxurious style that enhances the character of any room. The smooth and supple texture of leather contributes to a timeless and elegant appeal. Moreover, leather possesses a remarkable ability to age gracefully, developing a patina that adds charm as it matures.

 

Practicality is another notable aspect of leather sofas. The material is resistant to allergens, making it a suitable choice for households with allergies. Additionally, leather is easy to clean, providing a low-maintenance solution for busy households. With a variety of colours available, leather sofas offer versatility, allowing you to choose a piece that seamlessly integrates with your décor.

 

While there might be a higher initial cost, the investment value of a leather sofa becomes apparent in its longevity and enduring style.


Our in-house stylist, Vicky, says: ‘Leather furniture has continued to rise in popularity with every year that passes. Today it’s very much classed as being a design statement, capable of instantly making living rooms feel more homely. Leather sofas in particular are a popular focal point. Not only are they tactile and practical, they’re available in the widest range of shades, shapes and styles that will never go out of fashion.’


Types of leather sofas

The manufacture of leather sofas has evolved of the centuries and there are now a variety of different materials available, including:


  • Full grain leather – the most genuine form of leather
  • Top grain leather – the second-most popular type of leather used to make furniture. It’s buffed on machines to remove any imperfections and make the leather softer
  • Split grain leather – comes from the underlayers of top grain leather. It tends to be a bit rougher and is easier to scratch and stain
  • Nubuck – a form of top grain leather that has been buffed or sanded down to make it appear almost suede-like
  • Bi-cast leather – a split grain leather that has been injected with colour and isn’t as durable as top or full grain leather
  • Bonded leather – made from combining leather straps and other fibres. It’s easier to maintain and also more affordable than many other types of leather
  • Faux leather – as the name suggests, isn’t really leather. Instead, it’s made from synthetic materials, such as rubber and plastic
  • Royaline leather – a type of natural leather with distinctive natural markings that needs to be taken care of with a protective treatment to maintain its condition. It’s one of the most expensive forms of leather
  • Aniline leather – leather that’s been dyed inside a large drum and contains some natural markings. It’s most commonly made from full-grain leather and is just as expensive as full grain leather

Sofas can be made from 100% leather or a mixture of leather and faux-leather to give a range of styles and price options.

6 of the best leather sofas


Here are my top recommendations for leather sofas, including modular, recliner and integrated technology.

1. La-Z-Boy Staten Sofa Range

The La-Z-Boy Staten leather sofa collection is high-backed and extremely comfortable, with fixed seat and back cushions for easy maintenance.


The range is available in numerous colours and styles, including standard sofas, manual recliner sofas, electrically-powered sofas and corner groups.


Special features:

  • 100% genuine leather
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Lifetime frame guarantee
  • Manufactured exclusively for ScS
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2. SiSi Italia Amalfi Sofa Range


Sleek designs and genuine leather combine to create this contemporary sofa collection. With a range of leather colours to choose from, each piece features high backed designs.


Choose between three sofa sizes, chairs, a choice of sofa beds (2 and 3-seater, and an exciting new chair-bed option for space saving), and a coordinating storage footstool.


Special features:

  • Lifetime frame guarantee
  • High-backed design
  • Leather and fabric options available 



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3. Reuben sofa range


The Reuben leather sofa collection oozes comfort and style with removable arm pads, foam filled seating as standard and high backed designs for ultimate support.


Available in 8 stunning colours, the Reuben sofa collection is available in 2 sizes of static, manual or power recliner sofas, a selection of recliner chairs and coordinating footstools.


Special features:

  • 100% leather options available
  • Foam filled seats and fibre filled back cushions
  • Lifetime frame guarantee
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4. Griffin Sofa Range


The Griffin leather sofa collection boasts sleek and modern designs that will stand the test of time. With high backed designs and foam seating as standard, the Griffin offers no end of support and is available in a range of recliner options for added relaxation.


Available in a huge selection of attractive colours, the Griffin collection includes 2 sizes of static, manual or power recliner sofas, as well as reclining chairs and matching footstools to complete.


Special features:

  • 100% genuine leather
  • Foam seat interiors, as standard
  • Lifetime frame guarantee
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5. Brodie Sofa Range

Adding a contemporary charm to any home, the Brodie range boasts 100% genuine leather, high backed comfort and foam seat interiors as standard, so you can sit back and relax in ultimate luxury.


Available in a fantastic range of colours, the Brodie collection promises to compliment any living space and interior décor.


Available as part of this collection are two sizes of sofa, two styles of chair, including a power recliner option and two coordinating footstool options. All finished with stylish tapered wooden feet.


Special features:

  • Available in a range of 100% genuine leather covers
  • Lifetime frame guarantee
  • Removable backs for ease of delivery
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6. Lucca Sofa Range


Made by Sisi Italia, the Lucca is available in a range of the finest genuine Italian leathers - from bright tans to neutral creams, browns and blacks, take your pick!


Included in the Lucca collection are four sofa sizes, corner sofas, with a split-sofa available for ease of delivery, standard or powered recliner chairs, and matching footstools.


Special features:

  • Genuine Italian leather
  • High cushioned backs
  • Sofas manufactured exclusively for ScS
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Before you start shortlisting the options, don’t forget to check out our entire range of contemporary leather sofas. There’s something for every design taste, room shape and colour scheme. 

Ashleigh Ellis

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Director of Upholstery & Furniture

at ScS

1st February 2023

Having been a part of the ScS family for over two years, Ashleigh is intricately woven into the fabric of the upholstery world, a legacy she inherited from a lineage of Manufacturing Directors within her family. Ashleigh's journey spans manufacturing, upholstery suppliers, and furniture retail across 23 years, and her expertise is only enriched by her lifetime of passion and knowledge. Balancing her professional life in Doncaster, she's a proud mom to two teenagers and two playful mini sausage dogs. To Ashleigh, upholstery holds a special place in her heart which is why she actively advocates for inspiring younger generations to consider the upholstery manufacturing industry. Her dedication and first-hand insights breathe life into every sofa she encounters.