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Looking good for the neighbours?
Lucy Waterlow reported recently in Daily Mail article Want your neighbours to know you’ve made it? Buy a hot tub! Jacuzzis named as the ultimate status symbol (read more) that sofas, which were top of the ‘must have’ list of status symbols in the 1950s (or ‘foam sofas’ to be more precise) have long since slipped out of the rankings, making way for hot tubs, US style fridges and walk in wardrobes as the things we ‘must have’ to impress the folks next door.
So what’s led to a fall in popularity for sofas?
From the top 10 lists for both men and women, it could be assumed that technological advancements have led to falling popularity for traditional items like sofas. However, we see this as a huge success for sofas, because it merely means that they are such an essential household item that they have reached ‘taken for granted’ status, along with freezers, washing machines, dishwashers and cars, which are also missing from the list!
Are we becoming a fussy society?
It is interesting to note that people are becoming more specific in their requirements when it comes to status symbols. It seems that TV is no longer enough, yet 3D TV makes it to the list. And a cooker is insufficient, though a ‘range cooker’, features on the top 10 list for both men and women.
Leather sofas still make for luxurious seating
There is a wide range available and prices differ significantly. This is partly due to the type of leather used. When you are looking at leather sofas, it’s a good idea to find out how to maintain the product you want to purchase, because some leathers can be pretty high maintenance. If your budget is tight, but you still want to feel you’re sitting on a luxury product, you could consider faux leather sofas. It might not be the real thing, but it could still give you a more luxurious feel than standard fabric sofas while being kind to your pocket.
Are you fed up with conventional seating and looking to create a cosy, yet luxurious, living room? If this sounds like you, then leather corner sofas could provide you with an ideal solution.
Leather corner sofas are a brilliant furniture choice if you are aiming to add additional seating while cutting down on the footprint of your furniture. The adjustable layout of leather corner sofas has led to them becoming one of the most popular furniture options for homes of all sizes. In smaller spaces, leather corner sofas can be placed against the angle where two walls meet, making them very functional where rooms are somewhat compact. Another advantage is that placing leather corner sofas against the walls of a room gives a sense of space in the middle of the room, where it might otherwise have looked cramped.
Leather corner sofas are also known as sectional, because each section can be shifted about to find the most appropriate position and fit for whatever space may be available. It is most likely that there will be between two and four sections in total.
This video demonstrates very well the many different layouts you can have with sectional sofas.
Larger rooms can benefit just as much from leather corner sofas as spaces that are more restricted in size. For example, they are perfect for defining different spaces within the same room. You would do this by placing the sections to divide the room into each area that you wish to create, with a view to the areas being utilised in different ways, e.g., a room could be split up into a lounge area and a dining area. Alternatively, leather corner sofas can be a great focal point in a larger room, often appearing cosier than other seating options.
Leather corner sofas these days are available in a wide range of designs and sizes, so you it will be simple to source a seating option that will blend in with your existing decor. For those with limited budgets, faux leather corner sofas could provide a solution at a lower price.
Before deciding what you are going to buy, it is hugely important to think about how many people may want to sit on your new furniture at any time. You will also need to take accurate measurements of your room to ensure that your purchase is the right size. To avoid over-sizing, it is important to remember that leather corner sofas are often larger than other, more conventional furniture choices.
Who needs a leather sofa?
Leather sofas fit in very well with either a traditionally designed home or one that takes a more modern approach to things. Ã‚Â They are extremely functional and a quick way to add style and class to any room, making them a great choice for either your home or office.
Yes, leather sofas and sectionals add an elegant touch to your modern or traditional living room space, with the added benefit that they are undeniably much more durable than many other furniture options.Moreover, you can easily find leather sofas made in classic old fashioned styles as well as the new age, edgy and contemporary ones that reek of modernism and have that classy chic quality.
A more mature choice…
Leather sofas improve as they age: Ã‚Â With traditional upholstery, usage will ultimately fray the material, which means that you need to re-upholster just about every few years. Ã‚Â However, leather sofas use good quality leather and advancements in production methods ensure you are now able to locate high quality full grain leather sofas for a realistic price tag, as well as in a variety of shades.
What sort of leather?
Full grain natural leather sofas will build up a patina after a while, absorbing stains so they really aren’t particularly apparent. In fact, wear and tear essentially enhances the look of high quality leather sofas, providing them with that beautiful distressed appearance.
Distressed leather sofas are manufactured from distressed leather, which means that the covering has been aniline dyed and synthetically aged. This option is perfect for people who like the look of the marks, scratches, and creases that arise naturally with this type of upholstery. Ã‚Â Aniline leather sofas tend to are more appropriate for those homes where there are no children playing around. Ã‚Â Alternatively, if cash is a problem, it may be advisable to consider the many benefits of faux leather sofas .
Leather sofas are incredibly simple to preserve. Also, they are a piece of cake to clean up. On the other hand, you should be aware that some of the more high-end couches are minimally treated, which means that it may not be safe to clean them with water.
Well-made leather sofas undoubtedly are a highly regarded possession because they can be incredibly appealing in appearance and offer the user a much more comfortable seat, and reclining leather sofas are among the most lavish items you could have in your house.