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The 25 Best Leather Sofas

Best-Leather-Sofas

When you’re on the trail of a new sofa, it’s easy to be seduced by the vast array of leather couches but is the right choice for you?

On the one hand, leather furniture is arguably the most luxurious you can buy. When you enter a room with a leather couch in, you get an irresistible urge to sit down on it immediately.

How about the cleaning and maintenance, though? Maybe you’ve got lots of kids in the house and you’re concerned about how your new investment will last the distance. Think about this in reverse, though…

Fabric sofas might be cheap but they’re also very easily stained. If your children come in with their hands covered in chocolate and put those hands on a fabric couch, good luck removing it!

You’ll have no such issues with leather furniture. Leather is remarkably easy to clean. Many models allow you to use a vacuum on it without causing any damage. You can also wipe down leather and buff it up easily.

Resistant to moisture and, in many case waterproof, a leather sofa will stand up to a spilled drink a lot more easily than a fabric alternative.

The smooth surface is highly elastic which translates to impressive lifespan. While you might dig deeper initially for a leather sofa, you’ll be rewarded with exceptional durability and an investment that will return years of happy use.

We’ve got a colossal 25 different models for you to choose from today if you’re tempted by the elegance, luxuriousness and comfort of a leather couch. We’ve aimed to provide as much choice as possible in terms of layout and sizing so there really is something for everyone.

We’ll launch right in now with our reviews. Once we’re done, we’ll round out with some helpful hints so you can determine which type of leather would work best for you and what to look for when you’re in buying mode.


I. Top 25 Best Leather Sofas

1. Our #1 Pick: Homelegance Laertes Reclining Leather Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 109.5 x 36.75 x 39.5 inches
  • Weight: 211 pounds
  • Material: Top-grain leather
  • Colors: Cream
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Reclining

Our overall pick and best top grain leather sofa comes from Homelegance. We’ve got multiple models from this powerhouse brand for you today but what makes it so good?

Power recliners give you the ability to relax when it’s movie time at the push of a button so you’re completely kicked back.

The top grain leather is soft and supple. There’s a gray leather fabric to add a bit of durability and a contrasting cover in a darker gray. The overall effect is a subtle yet striking aesthetic.

Measuring up at 109 ½ x 36 ¾ x 39 ½ inches, this is a sizeable sofa so make sure you’ve got the room to accommodate. You’ll also need some minor assembly but this is straightforward.

You can also choose from a number of other configurations to personalize your seating to your living space.

Homelegance has been in business for over 30 years and you’ll get a classic, design-driven leather sofa from a brand you can trust. Perhaps the best thing, it’s also remarkably reasonably priced for such a substantial piece of furniture.

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2. Stone & Beam Charles Classic Oversized Leather Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 92 x 38 x 39 inches
  • Weight: 170 pounds
  • Material: Leather
  • Colors: 6 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Perfect for a drawing room or formal living room, this leather sectional from Stone & Beam is a modern classic in the making.

Finished in a range of colors, our personal favorite is the walnut giving a real injection of sophistication to your living space.

100% cowhide leather is draped over a rugged hardwood frame so you’ll get all the comfort you need without sacrificing build quality or lifespan. Properly cared for, this couch will last a lifetime.

If you’re concerned about tasky maintenance and upkeep with leather furniture, you needn’t be. You can vacuum your couch without damaging the leather or simply wipe it down with a soft, dry cloth.

The rolled arms and turned legs add a dose of class to the leather surrounding it. From more traditional living rooms to a minimalist condo, the Stone & Beam slots neatly in just about anywhere.

Assembly couldn’t be easier and you’ll be ready to lounge back and watch a movie in 15 minutes or less.


3. Best Leather Reclining Sofa: Homelegance Pecos Double Reclining Leather Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 88 x 40 x 39 inches
  • Weight: 212 pounds
  • Material: Leather
  • Colors: 3 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Power reclining

Next up we’ve got another entry from Homelegance, a double power recliner. This couch gets our vote for best reclining sofa in a crowded market.

The couch is covered with a comfy gel leather. Be aware that this does not qualify as genuine leather so you should be sure about what you’re buying here.

That said, you’ll be rewarded with a snug and plush sofa you won’t want to get up from.

You can build this set out with a complementary reclining chair and reclining double love seat so the whole family can lie back and watch a movie without anyone feeling cramped or left out.

As with most sofas, you’ll need a little assembly but you’ll be up and running in no time with no need to call in a professional.

Simple to wipe down and keep clean, this is a low-maintenance couch that should give you plenty of years of service at a reasonable price-point. What’s not to love?


4. Homelegance Power Reclining Sectional Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 119.5 x 135.5 x 139 inches
  • Weight: 426 pounds
  • Material: Leather gel
  • Colors: Dark brown
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Power reclining

It’s no accident we’ve got several great sofas from Homelegance and if you’re looking for a couch that doubles up as a makeshift bed, this model is your best bet.

As before, this is made from gel leather so it’s not the real thing. That doesn’t detract from either the aesthetics or the performance, though. The faux leather is composed of 90% polyester along with 10% polyurethane.

Both ends of the sofa recline as does one of the armless chairs.

A much-appreciated storage console onboard lets you keep everything you need for movie night close at hands. You’ll also get a pair of USB charging ports so you can give your phone a burst of juice without needing to get up.

Tool-free assembly completes another winning package from an industry heavyweight.

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5. Stone & Beam Bradbury Chesterfield Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 92.9 x 39 x 33 inches
  • Weight: 119.5 pounds
  • Material: Leather
  • Colors: 3 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Another superb sofa from Stone & Beam up next in either black, brown or cognac, choose from a 79-inch or 93-incher depending on the size of your living space.

If you want more seating, there’s a matching leather ottoman and chair to widen your scope.

100% genuine leather is draped over a long-lasting solid wood frame. This sofa doesn’t just look the part, it’s built to stay the distance, too.

The elevated back and high arms of this classic Chesterfield come together to give you a perfect combination of comfort and support.

You can return the sofa no questions asked during the first month of purchase. From that point forth, you’ll benefit from a dependable 3-year limited warranty. This gives you complete peace of mind while showing how the manufacturer stands behind their product.


6. Best Faux Leather Sofa: Ashley Furniture Signature Design Couch

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Features

  • Size: 89 x 39 x 38 inches
  • Weight: 145 pounds
  • Material: Leather
  • Colors: Earth, steel
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Not everyone wants a genuine leather couch so we’ve got the best faux leather alternative for you in the form of this striking and sleek couch from Ashley Furniture Design.

As well as the sofa, you can also opt to invest in a love seat, a queen sofa ideal for sleeping and a rocker recliner combo to complete a superb set.

Along with the couch, you’ll get a couple of elegant cushions thrown in as a finishing touch. This company really has your interests at heart and they’re not just out for a quick buck.

This is further evidenced with build quality robust enough to return many years of faithful service as long as you look after it. Cleaning the couch is a cinch and you should just wipe it down with a soft and dry cloth.


7. Crafters and Weavers Vintage Leather Chesterfield Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 95 x 38 x 27.5 inches
  • Weight: 100 pounds
  • Material: Italian leather
  • Colors: Brown
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Fashioned from impressive top grain Italian leather, this is another contemporary-styled Chesterfield ideal for both formal living rooms and a more relaxed setting. The aesthetic is remarkably versatile and chameleon-like.

One of the key selling points of this couch is that it comes completely assembled and ready to roll. Whether you live alone or you’re simply not practically inclined, this is a real incentive.

Despite design coming uppermost, you won’t be stiffed in terms of comfort. The couch is fairly upright so offers all the support you need as well.

The couch measures up at 95 x 38 x 27 ½ inches so you’ll have ample room to seat the whole family without needing an excess of space to accommodate the sofa.

For a cost-effective and classy addition to your living room, this sofa makes a wise buy.


8. Poundex F7609 Upholstered Sofas – Espresso Bonded Leather

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Features

  • Size: 84 x 35 x 34 inches
  • Weight: 241 pounds
  • Material: Bonded leather
  • Colors: Espresso
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

If you frequently move your furniture around, you’ll appreciate the fluidity of this sectional from Poundex. With a patented reversible design, you can position the chaise at either end to suit.

Along with the sofa comes an armchair and an ottoman. You can have them all laid out together as one unit or take advantage of the modular set-up to spread out more.

The bonded leather is finished in a dark espresso with plywood used for the supporting frame. Solid wood sourced from China adds up to a sofa that’s built to last at a surprisingly reasonable price-point.

The chaise comes in at 84 x 34 x 35 inches while the 3-seater sofa measures 78 x 34 x 35 inches. If you’ve got a medium to large living room and you want a commanding piece of furniture as its centerpiece, this sectional is a must.


9. Ashley Furniture Signature Design Bladen Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 90 x 36 x 38 inches
  • Weight: 123 pounds
  • Material: Faux-leather
  • Colors: Coffee, slate
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Ashley Furniture Design specializes in faux leather that looks just like the real thing without quite so much hassle on the care front.

Design-wise, this is stripped-down simplicity at its best. The low-slung cushions are stuffed with foam and the polyester/polyurethane mix covering them gives you durability without compromising appearance or lifespan.

The exposed feet are a nice touch. This couch makes a neat fit with practically any kind of design scheme giving you complete freedom from a brand you can trust.

At 90 x 36 x 38 inches, you’ll have ample space for entertaining or chilling with the family.

The armrests are beautifully padded and the cushions are full enough to completely support your back while extending a huge degree of comfort.

Pre-assembled upon arrival, all you need to be sure of is having a door at least 32 inches wide so it can come through ready to relax in.


10. Ashley Furniture Signature Design Damacio Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 91 x 41 x 41 inches
  • Weight: 265 pounds
  • Material: Leather
  • Colors: Brown
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Power reclining

The Damacio from Ashley Furniture Design is a far more modernist couch than the rest of their more traditional range.

Looking almost shiny in dark brown, this power recliner model gives you the ability to lounge back completely at the push of a button.

Size-wise, it’s larger than average. Measuring 91 x 41 x 41 inches, you’ll have ample room for a larger family to snuggle up cocooned in comfort. Length when fully reclined is an impressive 71 inches so it’s good for large adults who demand complete luxury at all times.

You won’t need to concern yourself with assembly either since it comes already racked up. Due to the oversized nature, you’ll need to have a door at least 34 inches wide for this couch to slip through.

As with all sofas from Ashley Furniture Design, you won’t need to dig too deep for the privilege either so what are you waiting for?


11. Stone & Beam Fischer Sleeper Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 72 x 35 x 34 inches
  • Weight: 168 pounds
  • Material: Leather
  • Colors: 7 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Next in line, we’ve got another sleeper sofa, again from Stone & Beam. This budget-friendly brand manages to straddle the tightrope of producing affordable leather furniture without charging the earth and the Fischer continues that fine tradition.

You can choose from a staggering array of palettes so there’s no excuse for not getting something to fit precisely with your exisiting décor and furniture.

If the full-sized sleeper seems a little large at 72 x 35 x 34 inches, opt for the queen-sized variant instead. There’s also a sleeper chair so you can cater for all the family in style.

As with all Stone & Beam furniture, you’ll benefit from a 30-day return period and a rock-solid 3-year limited warranty. Since the furniture is made to order, you can get a touch of individuality without needing to pay bespoke prices.


12. Stone & Beam Andover Studio Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 78 x 38 x 33 inches
  • Weight: 143 pounds
  • Material: Leather
  • Colors: 3 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

If you’re looking for something subtle but striking, this studio sofa from the stellar Stone & Beam is very easy on the wallet and equally easy on the eye.

Coming in at 78 x 38 x 33 inches, this couch works well in smaller spaces.

Assembly couldn’t be much easier and you shouldn’t need more than 10 or 15 minutes to be up and running. Or down and sitting!

As with all furniture from Stone & Beam, you’ll get that trademark month-long grace period for returns if you’re not entirely satisfied with you purchase. We’re pretty confident you will be, though. The class-leading 3-year warranty gives you total peace of mind.

The reversible cushions are a welcome touch and give you the ability to set the couch up just the way you want it.


13. Homelegance Croydon Two-Tone Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 86 x 37.5 x 46 inches
  • Weight: 160 pounds
  • Material: PU leather
  • Colors: Brown
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

The penultimate Homelegance couch on our list, the Croydon is a two-tone beauty that’s sure to make a real conversation piece.

Looking like something from a Game of Thrones set, the elaborate design works best with more chintzy and eclectic décor. That said, a real statement piece like this could also work with a minimalist design scheme by injecting an element of complete surprise.

The wooden frame is sturdy enough to bear a whopping 900 pounds so you’ve got more than enough support for the whole family on movie night.

The PU leather is decorated with fabric for contrast and the molding adds another layer of texture.

Due to the extreme weight, this couch ships in 2 boxes and you will need to make provision for a little assembly.


14. Homelegance Two-Piece Sectional Sofa Set

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Features

  • Size: 108 x 69 x 40 inches
  • Weight: 114 pounds
  • Material: Bonded leather
  • Colors: Dark brown and chocolate brown
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Last but definitely not least in our bumper curation of the best leather sofas on the market, we’ve got yet another Homelegance offering for you.

A two-piece sectional, the chaise faces to the right and is not reversible.

Upholstered in bonded leather, the oversized pillow arms provide you with the perfect resting place for your supplies while still leaving ample space to stretch your arms out.

At 108 x 69 x 40 inches, this sofa is substantial so make sure your living room is large enough for it not to dominate completely.

Don’t be fooled by the picture with an ottoman pictured. This is available but you’ll need to buy it separately.


15. POLY & BARK Sectional Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 104.5 x 67 x 34.5 inches
  • Weight: 163 pounds
  • Material: Full-grain leather
  • Colors: 3 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

POLY & BARK is an Illinois-based company famous for their hand-crafted furniture and home décor.

If you’re looking for a sofa with minimal contemporary flair, the Poly & Bark sectional sofa will add modern style to any room.

Made with genuine full-grain leather in multiple colorways, this sofa will integrate perfectly in any room. For comfort, the couch has duck feathers incorporated into the high-density foam and polyester cushions.

This is quite a long sofa and designed for a slightly bigger room. Its L-shape can used to divide a room and create a corner into a cozy haven.

Elegant and comfortable, the POLY & BARK sectional sofa will comfortably fit at least 3 people. Or, if you’re lounging with a movie, it should easily fit two of you.

Its style is industrial yet sophisticated, your visitors will be welcomed in comfort and style. Style it up with some cozy cushions in muted shade. If you’re more adventurous, team it up with some bright bohemian textiles.

The frame is crafted from kiln-dried solid wood which complements the supple leather. Even when the leather wears, it will add timeless rustic elegance to your living room. As it’s leather, it’s super-simple to clean. Just wipe down with a damp cloth.

This sofa is made from high-quality materials by highly skilled craftsmen. It’s so comfy, you can relax, recline or even sleep on it.


16. Rivet Aiden Tufted Leather Bench

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Features

  • Size: 74 x 36.2 x 30.3 inches
  • Weight: 84 pounds
  • Material: Top-grain leather
  • Colors: 8 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

This nish leather sofa comes in a clean minimalist design with stylish tapered hardwood legs. Add a modern classic feel to any living room. Measuring 74” long, it’s a decent size without overcrowding your room.

Professionally upholstered in soft-top grain leather, it’s extremely softer without sacrificing durability. The tufted leather bench is easy to keep clean, too. Just wipe it over with a damp cloth.

It’s easy to hoover as well. It has a single long bench cushion with two back cushions and it’s styled with two bolster type cushions at either end for added comfort.

This Rivet sofa is designed with high-end style in mind but at a more affordable price-point. The style of this sofa is versatile to fit in any lounge. It can turn a dull lifeless room into a comfortable stylish living space.

This sofa is a pretty good investment considering you’re getting up-to-the-minute design at such a competitive price.

This sofa gets our vote for its sleek classic Mid-century aesthetic. The wooden tapered legs add an elegant designer touch. It’s not bulky, but doesn’t stiff you on the comfort front either.

With a seat height of 17.7 inches, you get a perfect position for lounging and watching movies as well as providing your family and guests with great comfort.

This sofa is for someone who enjoys living in a modern styled home.


17. Serta Convertible Sofa with Storage

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Features

  • Size: 85.4 x 34.8 x 33.7 inches
  • Weight: 172 pounds
  • Material: Bonded leather
  • Colors: Ebony and java
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

If you’re looking for a traditional style sofa that can transform into a comfortable bed, this ticks both of those boxes.

This sofa can easily convert into a sofa in a matter of seconds and you can choose from three positions. Have it upright or recline the back slightly so you can lounge. If you’re lay it completely flat, you get a comfy and serviceable makeshift bed.

Upholstered with bonded leather, you get the look and feel of real leather at a very competitive price. It’s so easy to clean and maintain. Just give it a wipe with a damp cloth in the event of any spillages.

For comfort, the sofa is sprung with coils and also filled with memory foam so it will stay comfortable and keep its shape.

This sofa has a rounded cozy design. Ideal for snuggling up in front of the TV by the fire.

It’s pretty easy to put together and is quite sturdy once assembled.

Whether you’re after a comfy sofa for the living room, or you’re turning another room into a living space/guest room, this sofa will certainly add a traditional touch.

For its price you’re getting a comfortable, versatile 3-in-1 sofa that the family can lounge on in comfort and accommodate any guests who stay over.


18. Hydeline Aliso Sectional Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 100 x 100 x 31 inches
  • Weight: 103 pounds
  • Material: Split-grain leather
  • Colors: 4 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

The Hydeline Aliso Sectional sofa has the glamour of a Chesterfield sofa and serves up generous seating for your guests.

Professionally upholstered in soft top-grain leather on the seats and arm rests. This sofa is skillfully built by craftsmen. Built from kiln-dried wood the sofa frame consists of a Uniframe design.

For added comfort, the seats are made with pocket-sprung coils encased in 2.25lb high density foam. The back cushions are also filled with goose feather down for plump cozy comfort.

With deep-button tufting and luxurious soft leather, the Aliso sectional sofa will add luxury to your lounge and wow your guests. Another vintage touch is the hand-nailed bronze nail-head trim for that classic antique look. It’s also available in pewter.

If you’re going for vintage and quintessential English style, this sofa will add grandeur to your lounge. Recline back with your loved ones and crack open a bottle of Bordeaux or perhaps a bottle of fizz.

The seat cushions are fully removable so you can easily hoover under them.

The Aliso sectional sofa comes in four colors: cognac brown, ivory, gray, and brown.

You can be reassured that Hydeline offer a 10 warranty on the frame, 5 years on the springs, and 1 year on the padding, foam and leather.


19. HONBAY Convertible Sectional Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 78.5 x 30.3 x 35 inches
  • Weight: 105 pounds
  • Material: Faux-leather
  • Colors: Black
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Next up is the sleek, modern and very comfortable, HONBAY convertible sectional sofa. This compact sofa is great for smaller abodes like apartments or condos.

It’s ideal for a compact apartment as it’s space saving and versatile. You can build up this convertible sofa whichever way you want as it consists of a sofa with a reversible chaise longue and an ottoman.

It might be smaller than your average sofa but it’s super comfy with soft but firm cushions. The seat cushions on this sofa become more comfortable the more you sit on them, making this a smart long-term purchase. With high-resilient foam cushions, pocket coils and premium sinuous springs, we rate this sofa highly for its comfort factor.

Aesthetically, this sofa would look great in a modern bijou apartment as it’s designed in mid-century style. Covered in black faux-leather, it looks sleek and contemporary.

It’s probably the easiest sofa to keep clean, too. Just wipe it over with a damp cloth. No need for expensive cleaners. It’s constructed with a high quality hardwood frame, and has durable legs capable of holding 660lbs.

The great thing about a sectional sofa is that you can use it to divide a room, or maximize the space of the corner of a room.

It’s simple to set up too and you don’t need any tools. Just follow the straightforward instructions.


20. Container Furniture Direct Orion Mid-Century Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 70 x 33 x 31.7 inches
  • Weight: 170 pounds
  • Material: Faux-leather
  • Colors: White
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Retro lovers rejoice! You have the option of either the 2-piece sofa set or the love seat. Both are made in a sleek mid-century design. This style would suit a retro-designed home.

Featuring a button-tufted seat with squared arms, we rate highly this sofa for its aesthetic value alone.

Comfortable and luxurious, the sofa and love seat both have generously padded back cushions with matching bolster pillows.

This sofa features elegant touches such as corded edges and a button tufted seat for a smart tailored look.

The white PU leather and round tapered legs with a pecan finish will make a sophisticated feature in any home. It’s easy to clean, and is comfortable thanks to a firm foam seat and web suspension. However, it does need assembling.

That said, it’s worth the effort. You’ll have a smart retro piece of furniture to lounge on with your family or recline on alone watching a movie.

It’s modern, solid and contemporary. You’ll get high-end aesthetics here at a high-street price.

If you’re worried about getting it up some stairs or through a door, don’t fret. It breaks down into pieces for yoru convenience. The cushions are removable, too.

Stylish and durable, this sofa and love seat will survive your kids, friends, and even any pets you have in the house.

You’ll wow every visitor that comes to your home when they walk in and see your stylish sofa matching your fabulous retro taste.


21. Colston Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 89 x 37 x 40 inches
  • Weight: 129 pounds
  • Material: PU leather
  • Colors: Brown
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

This elegant and tasteful sofa represents stellar value for money. It comes in a gorgeous brown shade and the material has an attractive sheen.

This scores highly for comfort, with plump seat and back cushions and low wide arm rests.

Finished with nail-head trim, this sofa is for perfect if you love that traditional country house look. It has sturdy brown finish legs and deep seating.

Professionally upholstered with bonded leather, this sofa is easy to clean with a dry soft cloth. The cushions are a cinch to remove so you can hoover under them.

The cushions are sturdy enough to prevent you from sinking into them making it easy for you to get up off the couch.

The back cushions are held in place with Velcro so you don’t have to worry about them shifting around. They’re also great for people who suffer with back problems as they provide good support as they are firm and sturdy.

In fact, it’s so comfortable you’ll find your family preferring to sit on it than other sofas.

It’s a good size, too. If you’re tall, you can comfortably lie down on it, no problem. So expect some cozy nights in binge watching Netflix series on the TV.

Considering the quality and price of this sofa, this is a perfect choice for a formal living area.


22. Lifestyle Furniture 3-Piece Leather Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 105 x 76 x 33 inches
  • Weight: 220 pounds
  • Material: Faux-leather
  • Colors: Black
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

If your favorite pastime is lounging with your loved ones, the Lifestyle Furniture 3-piece faux leather sofa is a must-have in your lounge. This set, which is all-inclusive, offers plenty of space for you and your family to relax. It also comes with an ottoman, perfect for storing extra blankets, throws, board games, and anything that you might want to store out of sight.

Sleek and sophisticated, this furniture set is perfect for today’s home. With chic lines, this chaise sectional has a contemporary low profile.

You can build up this furniture set anyhow you like. You could arrange in a V shape, L shape, or break it apart completely.

So, the set consists of a 4-seat sofa, arm chaise and an ottoman. Some assembly is required, but your purchase will include everything you need to build it.

This contemporary sofa set is professionally upholstered with black faux-leather making it an excellent choice if you have pets or children. Simply wipe it over with a damp or soft dry cloth.

This fabulous sofa set comes in 7 different options: dark chocolate faux-leather, dark brown faux-leather with microfiber, dark chocolate faux-leather with microfiber, and black faux-leather.

It’s well-made and has a solid hardwood frame and sturdy legs. You’ll love lounging with your family or loved ones on this comfy and modern sectional sofa.


23. Flash Furniture Hercules Imperial Series LeatherSoft Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 72.8 x 29 x 29 inches
  • Weight: 88 pounds
  • Material: LeatherSoft
  • Colors: 5 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

This smart and contemporary sofa is ideal for a living room but would also make a fantastic conversational area in a waiting room or reception area.

This sophisticated and stylish sofa has elegant sloping arms and smooth lines. Its plush seat cushions are firm but soft for added comfort.

Made from a durable hardwood construction, this sofa will withstand frequent use.

Elegant in design, it is professionally upholstered in a delicious deep brown color. Covered in brown leather and polyurethane it is soft, durable and easy to clean and maintain. Simply wipe over with a damp or dry soft cloth.

The seat cushions are fixed so you don’t have to worry about them shifting.

It will look great in any modern apartment, living room, waiting room or reception area. Accessorize it with some interesting fabrics or throws in muted shades.

This sofa has plentiful dimensions and can accommodate 3 people.

Due to its clean lines and contemporary look, this sofa can add panache to any room. And there’s no need for any assembly, it comes ready made for you to place in your room.

This sofa has attractive details such as streamlined stitching and sturdy cherry red wood feet.

You can choose from a selection of 5 colors, white, black, cognac, gray and white.

Just relax and enjoy!


24. Rivet Andrews Top-Grain Leather Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 82 x 37 x 36.2 inches
  • Weight: 130 pounds
  • Material: Top-grain leather
  • Colors: 6 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Next up is this stylish, modern and comfortable sofa which will provide you and your family and loved ones with years of use and comfort.

We love the durable frame which is well made from solid wood.

Leather furniture always makes an impact. For style and comfort this sofa is covered in soft top-grain leather making it soft and supple. You and your loved ones will be comfortable and well supported when you sit together to watch movies.

Now if you’re looking for a sofa that is not only practical but looks stylish and contemporary too, this is the one. The timeless design means it will never go out of date, so you won’t have to worry about replacing it in five years. This is a worthwhile investment.

This sofa features fine attention to detail with streamlined stitching and piped edging. This sofa would be ideal for someone with an eye for contemporary design.

The sofa also stands on 4 sturdy feet, so it stands solid and strong. This is a sofa that can withstand a lot of action from children, visitors and pets.

Smooth clean lines, firm and solid cushions, this is sofa is for someone who prefers the relaxed contemporary look. Available in 6 colors, cognac, white, black, gray, wathet blue, and dark grey.

As it’s covered in leather, it’s easy to maintain and keep clean. This is a great choice for busy lively families.


25. Modway Loft Tufted Button Faux-Leather Sofa

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Features

  • Size: 91 x 32 x 31 inches
  • Weight: 178 pounds
  • Material: Vegan leather
  • Colors: 5 colors
  • Reclining or non-reclining: Non-reclining

Last one up is for the retro style lovers. This elegant, modern three-seater is the epitome of mid-century cool.

Straight edges and lines are reminiscent of Bauhaus design greats such as Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe the father of minimalism who coined the term, “less is more.”

This sofa embodies the mid-century aesthetic, which is defined by clean lines and minimal fuss. Continuing the minimalist theme, the sofa features details such as piped edges and classic button-tufted cushions.

One major feature that many will love is that it is completely animal-cruelty free as it is beautifully upholstered with tan vegan leather. So you can enjoy a stylish living area with a clear conscience.

Create a revolution in your living room by transforming it into stylish and contemporary haven. Relax on the comfortable tufted back and seat cushions while you watch TV, read a book or chat.

This sofa will transform and uplift the look and feel of any room.

This is a high-quality item at a very reasonable price. It requires minimal assembly, so you can enjoy your new sofa with its polished steel legs and neat clean lines.

Your family, your friends and loved ones will all love hanging out on the sofa. Enjoy reclining back into this design classic.

This is truly the epitome of great form mixed with function, the ideal of modern contemporary design.

OK…

Now we’ve given you a sprawling choice of the very best leather sofas money can buy, it’s time to tail off with our usual handy hints. We’re here to make your life easier every step of the way.


II. Types of Leather Used in Sofas

First thing’s first, you should familiarize yourself with the different types of leather you can choose from. It’s not a case of all leather being created equal.

We’ll give you a quick summary now of 7 of the most commonly used leathers in furniture:

  • Bi-Cast Leather
  • Bonded Leather
  • Faux Leather
  • Full Grain Leather
  • Nubuck Leather
  • Split Leather
  • Top Grain Leather

Bi-Cast Leather

This is a type of split grain leather – see below – that’s coated with colored polyurethane. This gives it the appearance of the more expensive full-grain leather (also discussed below) but this cheaper option comes with some drawbacks…

You’ll need to treat this type of leather with care or it’ll end up cracking and peeling. You might end up with a bargain but you’ll need to be prepared to care for it properly or your couch will be tattered in no time.

Bonded Leather

Bonded leather is made using the scraps and offcuts from other projects. This is then rolled up with an adhesive material.

On the downside, bonded leather contains not much more than 15% genuine leather so you need to be clear about what you’re buying. We’ve made the type of leather clear in all our reviews for this very reason.

Despite a relatively low count of real leather, you’ll still get the look, smell and feel of the genuine article and you won’t need to outlay too much either. For bargain hunters, bonded leather is the ideal choice.

Faux Leather

Maybe you’re looking for a more durable alternative that doesn’t actually use any real animal hides? If so, faux leather is the obvious solution.

While technology continues to improve, faux leather still doesn’t look or feel quite like the real thing.

For many animal lovers, though, faux leather is the preferred option since it’s completely humane and you can buy with a clear conscience.

Full Grain Leather

Arguably the most authentic type of leather money can buy, full grain leather is correspondingly expensive.

After the hair is removed from the hide and it’s soaked in a vegetable dye, full grain leather undergoes no further treatment. Thanks to this natural process, the finished article retains much of the look and feel of the original animal hide.

When you first buy a sofa made from full grain leather, it might feel a little stiff and tough. It will soon break in as you use it, though. Sofas made from this material simply get better with age and could last a generation or more if properly cared for.

For purists with deeper pockets, there’s no substitute for full grain leather.

Nubuck Leather

Nubuck leather only makes use of the rawhide. This material is then sanded down so it ends up looking and feeling much like suede.

Unfortunately, this material has a well-deserved reputation for being less than durable. You’ll also need to think seriously about waterproofing much like you would with suede shoes.

Split Grain Leather

When the top layer of leather is removed from a hide, what’s left is used for split grain projects.

You’ll pick up this type of leather more cheaply but it’s a pain to look after and it also tends to be much harder and tougher than more premium leather.

Top Grain Leather

Buffed and polished a little more thoroughly than full grain leather, you’ll nevertheless still enjoy a fairly natural look.

This additional treatment leads to a leather that’s softer without sacrificing durability to achieve that extra layer of comfort.

When you’re deciding between different types of leather, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.

Take your budget into account and think about how your sofa will be used. Someone with a house full of kids and a tight budget will have wildly different needs to a young, affluent couple or a single.

Be sure to take your time studying all your different options and, once you’ve decided which would make the best fit, it’s time to think about a few other key factors…


III. Things You Should Know Before Buying Leather Sofa

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Perhaps the most crucial element to dial in is the type of leather you want as outlined above.

Once you’ve got that decided, though, there are still plenty of other areas to focus on if you want the best leather sofa.

  • Frame Design
  • Legs, Arms and Back
  • To Recline or Not To Recline?
  • Cushions and Filling
  • Support and Suspension
  • Maintenance
  • Think About The Brand

Frame Design

While you should take plenty of time making sure the quality of the leather is up to scratch, you shouldn’t overlook the quality of the wood, either.

Hardwoods that have been kiln-dried make a superb choice for leather sofa frames. With practically all moisture removed from the wood, you won’t suffer from any cracking or warping. If you’re being particularly fussy, look for wood that’s had all knots removed.

While oak, walnut, maple and ash frames are all pretty pricey, you’ll be rewarded in terms of longevity and the amount of punishment these woods can withstand.

Engineered plywood is becoming increasingly popular. This can be strong and reliable. You should avoid the weaker composite boards as they’ll be too soft.

As well as the type of wood used, you should also consider how strong the joints are. Corner blocks are often used for reinforcement.

With the leather and frame in place, how about the rest of the build?

Legs, Arms and Back

If they don’t form part of the frame, hardwood legs are a great choice. Any lesser type of wood is likely to break under stress.

Look for the back and arms of the sofa you’re buying being integrated into the frame proper. This will give you some much-needed extra strength.

Additional reinforcement comes in the form of metal brackets. You might find other support pieces used as well depending on the design of the furniture.

To Recline or Not To Recline?

Only you know whether you’ll make use of a recliner or not. If you place a premium on comfort and enjoy relaxing laid back with your feet up, a recliner makes perfect sense.

Also, if you suffer from back problems, the change in position at your disposal can provide some welcome relief.

With any type of motion furniture, more moving parts means more chance something could go wrong. If you’re considering a powered recliner, it’s well worth doubling down on user reviews so you can get some genuine feedback on the expected lifespan of the mechanics. After all, it’s senseless spending all that money on low-maintenance and eye-catching furniture if it’s going to let you down in a matter of months.

Cushions and Filling

You’ll need to make sure the arms and backrests are adequately padded. Not only does this give you the comfort you’re looking for, it will also safeguard the leather from the sharp edges of the frame.

When it comes to the seating area, you should check that the cushions have more than enough filling so you don’t end up with a hard and uncomfy couch.

Filling comes in 4 main varieties:

  • Foam: Usually polyurethane, foam filling is sometimes used alone and sometimes in tandem with other fillings. High-resilience foam recovers quicker and has a lot more bounce in it
  • Foam and Filling: If you’re looking for the ultimate in comfort, foam can be used with feathers or down for a truly luxurious finish. These type of cushions will last longer, too
  • Down Plush: A down only cushion gives you even more comfort but you’ll need to spend quite a lot of time plumping them up so they still feel good
  • Innerspring: Innerspring coils in the cushions are outstanding in terms of support and durability. They retain their shape well, too

Support and Suspension

The suspension system of the sofa is responsible for holding your weight so this is again a crucial area to get right.

The quality of the suspension will play just as important a role in the way the sofa feels as the material and the cushions.

  • Hand-Tied Springs: 8-way coiled springs that have been hand-tied are the gold standard. You’ll generally only find this type of suspension on very upscale leather furniture
  • Drop-In Springs: Much more affordable, drop-in springs are inserted into the frame where it best suits. Although you’ll get a great overall feel, some of these springs can have a tendency to sag
  • Sinuous Springs: These zig-zag style springs work well and combine durability with affordability
  • Webbing: The cheapest effective suspension is made from interlaced webbing. Attached to the frame, this webbing is self-supporting. Quality and durability is impacted to achieve this lower price

Maintenance

Look closely at the type of leather you’ll be buying with regard to maintenance.

Some kinds of leather require very little user input while others are labor-intensive.

Get this part right or you could end up regretting you rushed into your buying decision.

Think About The Brand

There’s a good reason we included so many leather sofas from the same brand. There are plenty of companies out there selling subpar leather furniture that you should avoid. We’re not going to name and shame them but stick with tried and tested brands so you know exactly what you’re buying into.

We’ll round out now with 5 of the most commonly asked questions about leather sofas…


IV. Leather Sofa FAQs

1) What is real leather?

Real leather is a natural product and as such you can expect to see imperfections and a lack of uniformity. Leather comes in many types, though. Refer to the section above for a detailed breakdown on the key differences between different varieties of leather.

2) What’s pigmented leather?

The most durable kind of leather used for sofas, a polymer surface coating is the part that contains pigments. You’ll end up with a sofa that won’t scratch easily and comes highly stain-resistant.

3) Are leather sofas durable?

Absolutely. Depending on the type of leather you choose, lifespan will vary. It’s also essential that you care for your sofa properly. Do this and there’s no reason at all your leather couch won’t last you a lifetime.

4) What does the grain of leather mean?

Grain refers to the upper layer of leather. From full grain and top grain to split grain and corrected grain, the sort of grain used in your leather sofa will influence durability, comfort and maintenance. Refer to the various type of leather broken down above.

5) What is aniline leather?

Aniline leather looks very natural with the character of the original hide giving it a unique and weathered appearance. Pure aniline leather is colored only with dye rather than polymer.


V. Conclusion

Well, we hope that after this bumper guide, you’re in the position to buy the very best leather sofa for your needs.

As with any major buying decision for your home, it’s well worth taking your time to familiarize yourself with all aspects of buying a leather couch. After all, choosing a frying pan is a quick, easy and cheap bet. When you’re looking to spend a great deal of money on something that could be with you for years, that decision deserves a little more time and trouble.

If you’ve got any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to help you in any way we can which is why we always accompany our reviews with detailed tips to make your life easier.

So, bookmark The Prince LA and come back soon. We’re already deep into testing our next batch of products and we’ll have the results for you later this week. See you soon!

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