Leather sofas are loved for the comfort and style they offer which fabric sofas come short of. Unlike fabric sofas, leather sofas do tend to last longer and do not harbor smells like most fabric sofas do. They are also easy to maintain compared to fabric sofas. Buying the brown leather sofa should be in complimenting the colors that already exist in your living room, or the room you plan to place the sofa in. Brown is considered an earth color and should thus be matched with warm hues, whites, blues, pastels and even yellow. Here are tips in buying the brown leather sofa.
Know the Different Types of Leather
So many people are challenged when it comes to knowing whether a piece of leather furniture is real of faux. You need to be very careful here, as you are paying for a lifetime piece of furniture. The sales man may not always tell you the truth on whether the leather is genuine or faux, so look out for the following:
- Graining of the leather, which determines how durable the leather will be. Normally, leather that is of very high quality will be full grain leather, which will have some natural patterns and markings on it.
- Top grain leather is also of very high quality, and is commonly used to make sofas.
- There are also other types of leather such as aniline, semi-aniline, Nubuck, suede and even embossed leathers.
Know the Types of Finishes that Will Suit Your Needs
Just like the fabric sofas have some feel and look to it, leather also has some look and feel to it. Some brown leather sofas are finished with aniline dye, which helps protect the leather from spills as well as gives the leather a nice finished color that is pleasing to the eye. Bonded leather sofas are those that have blended pieces of hide together. This produces a durable sofa that is well suited for high traffic areas.
Check The Sofa Construction
It will be very disappointing if you buy a leather sofa that has poor construction. You may end up paying much for something that does not last long. To avoid this predicament, do check that the frame of the sofa is sturdy. Check this by testing how well it holds your weight, whether it makes some noise or sound when you sit, as well as try to lift one side of the sofa. You will be able to tell if a sofa is sturdy by doing this. Also check that the cushions’ filling are well suited to your needs.