6 of the best leather sofas that will never go out of fashion

Got your eye on a leather sofa? A staple sofa choice, leather sofas are one of those pieces of furniture you can depend on to do what it needs to for several years. Plus the fact, there’s no bobbling, pet hair or major stain issues to contend with either. 

Used to make many a sofa for many years, leather has a long and illustrious history that hails back to Medieval times. A sign of wealth and privilege back then, leather furniture tended to only be found in the homes of royal families and noblemen. 


But with the Industrial Revolution came the ability to produce products, including leather furniture, using equipment rather than just by hand. And this opened up the opportunity to produce leather objects more efficiently and affordably.


This meant that from the 19th century onwards, leather sofas became an increasingly common feature in everyday homes. They were no longer reserved for royalty or privileged families. In the 1960s in particular, leather sofas were a major trend, and produced in the widest variety of styles, not to mention, shades.


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

As you may have gathered from the plotted history above, leather sofas have evolved over the years. As a result, it’s now possible to buy sofas that are made from different types of leather, 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.


If you want your sofa to be made from leather and nothing but leather, make sure you check that the label states, 100% leather has been used.


6 of the best leather sofas

Classic leather sofas 

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
  • 20-year frame guarantee
  • Manufactured exclusively for ScS


£ 2599.99
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Now £ 2,599 .99

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2. SiSi Italia Sicily Sofa Range


This sofa collection combines sleek leather designs and high backed comfort, creating a modern statement wherever you place it.


Each piece comes complete with luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard, offering maximum support and comfort, as well as sleek dark wood feet. There are a range of leather colours to choose from. Three sofa sizes and two styles of chairs and coordinating footstools, are available in this range.


 

Special features:

  • All sofas and chairs feature an optional extra to add side arm pop-out cup holders
  • Luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard
  • Split sofa available for easy delivery
£ 1349.0

Only £ 1,349

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3. 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:

  • 20-year frame guarantee
  • High-backed design
  • Leather and fabric options available 
£ 1599.0

Only £ 1,599

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4. Rafa Sofa Range


The Rafa leather sofa collection combines contemporary two-tone designs and a range of manual and power reclining units, adding a stylish touch to any home.

With a number of two-tone leather colour options to choose from, each piece combines a supportive high back design, and luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard. Three sizes of static, manual or power recliner sofas and chairs, as well as a coordinating footstool, are available in the collection.

Special features:

  • 100% genuine leather on seats, armrests and back cushions
  • Foam seat interiors, as standard
  • Recliners come in sections for easy delivery


£ 1099.99

Only £ 1,099 .99

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5. Oscar Sofa Range


This modern leather sofa collection features sleek, compact designs and a range of colour options.


High backed designs and luxurious foam seat interiors provide maximum support and comfort. A three seater sofa, two seater sofa, snuggler chair and three styles of coordinating footstools make up the range.

Special features:

  • Full leather throughout
  • Luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard
  • 20-year frame guarantee
£ 699.0

Only £ 699

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6. Arc Sofa Range


The Arc modern leather sofa collection is characterised by contemporary classic designs and a selection of manual and power reclining units.


There’s a wide range of leather colours to choose from, with each piece featuring high backs and luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard. Three sizes of static, manual or power recliner sofas and chairs, as well as two styles of coordinating footstools are available in the collection.

Special features:

  • 100% genuine leather on seats, armrests and back cushions
  • Foam seat interiors, as standard
  • 20-year frame guarantee
£ 1189.0
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From £ 24.56 a month over 4 years 0% APR

Have any of these modern leather sofa ranges caught your eye? We thought so. 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. 


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Published: 28th January 2022