6 of the best modern leather sofa styles for 2022

Luscious. Leather. Sofas. We simply can’t get enough of them.


If you happen to be in the market for a new leather sofa, we’re pleased to inform you there’s plenty of choice. Leather sofas may be more of a classic sofa style, but in our opinion this means even more time to come up with even more leather sofa styles to suit every need and every interior design vision.

Our guide to contemporary leather sofas is coming right up. But before we share it with you, we’d just like to spend a minute focusing on the history of the great leather sofa.


The history of leather and leather sofas – at a glance

The early years

Classed as being a sign of privilege, power and wealth, leather featured on many a throne. At the time of the Roman Empire, leather was a real status symbol and owned by the wealthiest and most powerful people.


476 AD to the 18th century

The use of leather became increasingly widespread, extending to furniture. New varieties of leather were also created. At the same time, it was still considered to be a luxury material. 


18th to 20th century

The Industrial Revolution enabled leather and leather upholstery to be produced more efficiently and cost effectively. Production rapidly became more streamlined. By the 19th century, leather furniture was a common feature in most middle class homes.


20th century to the present day 

Leather furniture is present in most homes and, thanks to continued production advances, the choice of leather sofa options available to customers is greater than ever before, as you will now see from our product picks below.


Our pick of the best contemporary leather sofas


The SiSi Italia Raphael sofa collection is a timeless addition to any home, combining sleek leather designs with classic button back and quilted arm detailing.


With a range of leather colour options to choose from, each piece features luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard, providing maximum support and comfort.


Two sofa sizes, a range of chair styles and two coordinating footstools are available in the collection.


Special features:

  • Luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard
  • 100% genuine leather on seats, armrests and back cushions (swivel chair only)
  • 20-year frame guarantee


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


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 



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


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


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


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. 


Shop our full range of leather sofas


In the meantime, for more sofa insight read, ‘Will your sofa fit your space?


Published: 4th March 2022