Decorating ideas for brown leather sofas

Brown leather sofas will instantly add warmth to a room and are available in many different shades, tones and finishes making them a versatile piece of furniture that would be suitable for almost every home. A brown leather suite alone won’t create the perfect interior instead it is the combined effect of all the aspects of a room that will make a room complete. With infinite options in terms of other items of furniture, wall colourings / coverings, soft furnishings and accessories it can be difficult to achieve ‘the look’. Below are a few decorating and interior design tips that can be used as a basic guide when brown leather sofas are used in a room.

Sofa cushions

Cushions are an affordable and easy way to add a splash of colour to your interior as well as draw attention to your prized leather sofa. Try using different textures such as cotton and velvet to give a different dimension to your brown leather sofas.

Carpets and rugs

A lighter coloured carpet will help make your sofas stand out. Darker coloured carpets alongside a dark brown leather sofa can overpower a room giving a heavy presence. Again try and play with different textures, a lighter coloured, textured carpet will go well with the smooth finish of a leather sofa. If you have a wooden or tiled floor in your lounge a rug in a similar style can also create the same effect as well as giving a more cosy and warm feel.

Wall coverings / colours

A lighter wall colour will soften a room’s atmosphere. Darkly coloured sofas can feel a bit masculine, this can be countered by adding a softer tone to the wall with either a cream or ivory paint or a wallpaper using a similar palette. Lighter coloured walls will create a lighter more airy feel to an interior and again give focus to your contrasting brown leather sofa. You can always grab paint tester pots and off-cuts of different wallpapers to ensure you get the right match.

Other items of furniture

You need to decide whether you furnish the room with items that are a similar shade of brown or contrasting colours. By using different colours you can add different points of interest, moving away from a uniform appearance. If you are intending on buying a brown leather suite to match your existing interior then its always a good idea to obtain a swatch or material sample to ensure that the sofas are the exact shade and finish that you require.

With so many different furnishing and interior design options available you can really put your own stamp on your interior making it an extension of your personality and style. Have a look online at images of similar room settings, taking the best aspects from each. Buy your brown leather sofas with confidence and have fun creating your perfect interior.

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Brown Leather Suite: A Buyers Guide

Buying a brown leather suite can be more complicated than you first think, with so many different shades and finishes of brown leather sofas available it can be difficult to choose one over another. The upholstery on a brown leather sofa can range from a light tan colour to a rich dark brown with many variances in between. As with any major purchase for the home there are a few considerations to bear in mind before making your purchase. With a little thought and planning you can ensure you purchase the perfect brown leather suite.

Who will be using the leather suite?

Its always a good idea to ask yourself who will be using the new sofas, children, adults, pets? If the brown leather suite is likely to get use from children and pets it may be better to opt for a darker coloured leather as these will not show marks as much as a lighter coloured equivalent.

Matching your suite with existing furniture

You must be careful when trying to match your new brown leather suite with any existing brown leather furniture. Even if two items are a couple of shades different they will stand out like a sore thumb! Obtaining a sample of the leather from the outlet from which you are buying your suite is a good move and means you can ensure you get an exact match rather than taking the risk.

Where to buy suites?

There are many outlets from where you can purchase a brown leather suite either from a high street store or online. Great deals can be had when buying over the internet but you do not have the advantage of being able to see and try out the furniture beforehand so in many ways you are ‘buying blind’. You do have this benefit when buying in a physical store but the chances are you will be paying for the privilege. If possible try and get the best of both worlds by shopping on the high street and buying online, this way you can try the sofas out beforehand and get the best price.

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Will my new brown leather suite fit?

Careful measuring before making a purchase can save you serious time, money and hassle in the long run. You will need to make sure your brown leather suite will physically fit into the property, so any doorways, tight turns and awkward access points need to be considered. Sales staff should be able to advise whether any potential sofas are likely to fit. Some sofas are also available with removable feet and removable backs for easier deliveries. As well as fitting into the property, you will also need to ensure that once in the room of your choice the sofas aren’t too big for the room and overpower the interior or worse, block doorways and accesses.

With so many different models available there should be sofas out there to suit everyone, with a little bit of shopping around and careful planning you can find and purchase the perfect brown leather suite.

Black Leather Sofas – A Great Choice for All the Family

We all love to have black leather sofas in our homes but with so much choice on the market how do you choose the correct model? A great option are black leather sofas, whether it’s as a recliner or fixed model they are easy to care for and clean as well as being very durable and pleasing on the eye. Unlike cream leather, black sofas will not show minor marks and scuffs and in many cases will stay looking new for longer.

The classic black leather sofa is a lot more than just a practical piece of furniture; it is a statement and an elegant yet versatile addition to any space. A leather sofa can be easily integrated into any living space. Interiors can be instantly altered with a centrepiece leather sofa or maybe a stylish corner suite. 2-seater and 3-seater sofas are perfect for both intimate and expansive spaces; whether for a lounge, study or other space.

A leather suite is an integral part of the home that not only needs to look nice but also needs to be functional and comfortable. A home without sofas will be incomplete. Leather sofas have always attracted people; a lot of people crave for sofas that are upholstered in leather. If you a planning on buying a new leather suite

Choosing black leather sofas is quite a safe bet when taking your interior into account, black sofas will match most living rooms well whereas buying a brown leather sofa or other colour may result in a mismatch with other tones and hues you have in the room. If you a planning on buying a new leather suite you can’t really go wrong with black. See our guide on purchasing a 2 seater black leather sofa here

Many internet retailers and high street stores have black leather sofas for sale at very reasonable prices along with a huge range of styles and finishes, if you shop around you can get a great deal and most importantly a sofa or sofas that suit your family and home.

When investing in a stylish black leather sofa, you will be purchasing a piece of furniture that can last a lifetime. Whether it is a contemporary suite or a traditional model such as a Chesterfield, a quality black leather sofa can pass down through generations if given just a little love and attention.


Leather Sofas: A Basic Buying Guide

With more choice than ever on both the high street and online choosing new leather sofas can sometimes seem like a daunting task. There are hundreds of different styles, materials and features to consider. For most people buying leather sofas is a major purchase that will last many years so making the right choice is crucial.

Type of leather

There are many types of leather used to upholster leather sofas. More expensive or higher end leather sofas generally have a softer finish and are covered with genuine leather all over the sofa. Less expensive sofas may use a leather match or ‘faux leather’ to the side and back panels with a genuine leather to all the wearing surfaces, these include the seat cushions back cushions and arms. The leather match on the non-wearing parts is designed to look exactly the same as the leather used elsewhere, hence the name. Leather match is an exact colour match and imprinted with an identical grain to the genuine leather, however it is partly PU based.

Seating on Leather Sofas

All leather sofas can look the part but if they are not comfortable then you may end up with a sofa you don’t want to sit on. Most leather sofas have some sort of sprung suspension, this can consist of pocket springs or serpentine springs. The seating on lower end sofas is usually just foam filled, this set up tends to have a shorter life span. Sprung seats offer greater support and have the ability to spring back to their original shape, serpentine springs run parallel across the seat and have a zig-zag appearance. Pocket springs sit vertically in the seat. A pocket sprung leather sofa has a layer of coiled springs each sitting in its own fabric pocket, this type of seat when topped with a high density foam offers the best in comfort support and durability.

Fixed vs reclining leather sofas

The choice between fixed and reclining leather sofas is mostly down to personal choice. Reclining sofas tend to have a much higher back and will feature either a manual or electric powered mechanism. Recliners can offer adjustable comfort from an upright position to an almost horizontal recline.  Recliners are usually quite a bit bulkier tan your standard fixed sofa

Removable vs fixed cushions

Leather sofas can come with a variety of options in terms of their cushions, some sofas will have fixed seat and back cushions or fixed seat and removable back cushions. Removable cushions can be either loose or are often held securely in place with a zip or velcro, either way it is worth testing the sofas out to ensure that the cushions are secure enough that they won’t slip when sitting on the leather sofas.

Corner Sofas

Leather corner sofas are growing in popularity and are a great solution when space is limited, these can either have a chaise longue section or an arm on each end. These leather sofas can also come in a modular form whereby the customer can add extra pieces or seats to create the ideal size and shape of sofa.

Buying cheap leather sofas

The cost of cheap leather sofas in recent years has fell and it is now possible to buy cheap leather sofas from a variety of outlets whilst not compromising on quality and style. The importation of cheap leather sofas from the Far East and more recently Eastern Europe has made buying leather sofas more affordable and brought a wider range of choice to the market, this factor along with new methods of construction and cheaper types of leather means great savings can be had. Below are a few factors to consider when buying a cheap leather sofa.

Internet versus High Street

Internet retailers are often able to offer better deals on cheap leather sofas as opposed to high street stores. Running a large high street store can result in huge overheads which the retailer will have to account for, usually in the price of the sofa! Internet firms with smaller overheads are able to pass these savings onto the customer however it may not be possible to view or try the sofas out before buying so it really is a trade-off between price and viewing the sofas beforehand.

Full leather versus leather / leather match

Many cheap leather sofas are made using a method of upholstery known as leather / leather match. A leather hide is used for the wearing surfaces, this usually comprises of the seat cushions back cushions and arms and a leather match or imitation leather is used to the non-wearing surfaces. This results in a high quality suite with the look of a full leather sofa but at a reduced price due to the saving in materials. As its name suggests leather match can look identical to the leather used elsewhere in terms of colour and grain but is usually PU based.

Build quality

If you are looking at buying cheap leather sofas but are concerned about build quality, there are a few features you should look for as a minimum in terms of specification.

Frame – Ideally this should be a hardwood frame that is both glued and screwed for extra strength and durability

Suspension – For the best in both comfort and durability pocket sprung seats are top of the list. Pocket sprung seats have vertical springs in individual pockets across the whole seat, this type of seating ensures the seat will spring back to its original shape. Second to pocket springs are serpentine springs these are zigzag shaped springs that run across the seat. A sprung seat should then be topped with high density foam. Low end sofas will often not have any suspension and feature a foam filled seat, these will not last as long as sprung cheap leather sofas.

With this information in mind it is possible to source good quality cheap leather sofas at a great price that will last you for years to come.

Cheap Corner Sofas: How to Get the Best Settee Deal

Cheap corner sofas are in huge demand at the moment. Corner suites have grown in popularity in recent years offering a contemporary furnishing solution to the modern home. Corner units come in many shapes, sizes and finishes and there are some great deals to be had both on the high street and on the web, by shopping around and doing your homework it is possible to buy a cheap leather corner sofa that meets all of your furnishing needs.

Buying on the high street

The obvious advantage of buying a sofa from a high street store is the opportunity the customer has to see the corner sofa ‘in the flesh’ and try it out. It can be almost impossible to gauge the comfort and feel of a sofa from an image alone however much information is given, nothing beats being able to actually sit on a sofa. The disadvantage of buying on the high street is that prices tend to be more expensive. Big high street shops have big overheads (rent and rates, sales staff etc.) and unfortunately these costs will be built into the sofas that they sell. You are also able to speak with sales staff and ask them any questions.

Buying on the internet

Cheap leather sofas are much more widely available on the web than the high street and you can shop for them from the comfort of your home. Unlike high street stores, online sellers are able to keep their overheads low and pass these cost savings onto the consumer. It is also easier to search for exactly what you are looking for and make easy comparisons between different models. Unfortunately these savings are at the cost of not being able to see or try out the sofas before they arrive in your home. For this reason, when buying a cheap leather sofa online it is important to do your research.

Carefully take note of any dimensions and make comparisons to your existing furniture it can be difficult to gauge the size of a new corner sofa without seeing it in person first. Many online retailers will also offer a swatch service whereby a sample of the material can be provided, again it can be quite difficult to fully appreciate the finish of a sofa from an online image alone.

It is also possible to negotiate a better deal when buying a cheap corner sofa online, with so much competition between sellers online a lot of sellers offer price match comparison deals or will be happy to offer a better price when asked. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

Online auction sites such as ebay are also great places to source cheap corner sofas whether it be in an auction or a fixed price format. Shopping around and comparing prices is key, with so much choice and competition in the market you should be able to find the perfect cheap corner sofa.


Where is the Best Place to Buy a Leather Sofa?

Thinking of buying a new leather sofa or armchairs? There are hundreds of different furniture stores to choose from, all offering different products at different prices ranging from designer leather sofas to cheap sofa beds. With so many options, the task of shopping for a new leather sofa can seem like a daunting task, so how do you choose one leather sofa company over another? Here are a few tips to help you along the way.

High Street or Online

In recent years the number of online furniture sellers has exploded! The benefits of selling purely over the web such as low overheads and the ability to reach out to a much bigger marketplace is very attractive to companies, this has resulted in some amazing deals and widely available cheap furniture. The downside if you buy sofas online is that in many cases it is not possible to see the sofas ‘in the flesh’ before committing to buy, for this reason many people prefer to buy from a high street furniture store, however expect higher prices to cover the higher overheads associated with running a big high street store.

Buying sofas direct

Its is possible in some cases to buy leather sofas direct from a furniture warehouse or wholesale furniture supplier without a trade account, many sellers will open their doors to the public offering great savings on leather and fabric sofas which you would normally only find on the high street. Such places will not be advertised as widely as usual sofa shops, look in local newspapers and online to try and find such places.

Buying second hand furniture

You can get some great deals buying used furniture from places such as ebay or from a second hand furniture outlet on the high street. It seems people these days tend to change their interiors more often to keep up with changing trends and styles, meaning that it is possible to buy almost new designer furniture at a fraction of the price if you were to buy it for new. It is always advisable to view the settees for sale before purchasing so that their condition can be carefully checked.

With these few pointers to bear in mind you should be able to choose the right outlet from which to buy your new leather sofa and get yourself the best deal.



Getting Value For Money With Cheap Sofas

It’s always tempting to purchase cheap sofas when the price seems irresistible. Cheap leather sofas especially can vary by hundreds of pounds from store to store but how would you know whether what you’re purchasing is still value for money? In the same way, spending thousands of pounds on a sofa can be a risk as the sofa may not be good value for money.

Spend five minutes out in your local town and you’ll see cheap corner sofas for sale in any high street furniture outlet. Cheap settees and sofas are easy to come by and nearly every store these days runs a sofa sale once or twice a year.

Price reductions on cheap sofas

When visiting the high street for cheap sofas look out for genuine price reductions. All previous selling prices should have been active for at least 28 consecutive days so it may be worth keeping an eye on more expensive sofas which you suspect may be added to an upcoming sale. This way you know the price reduction is true and the sofa used to be sold at the higher price.

How to spot value for money sofas

There are a few signs which show you’re getting a good cheap sofa for the money you’re spending. One of these is the frame. Although it’s difficult to actually see the sofa frame underneath the covering whether it is a fabric of leather sofa, The weight of the sofa will show what kind of material it is made from. Good quality sofas will be made using solid wood and not lower quality woods such as ply wood or MDF. Although MDF can be heavy in weight and may give the effect of being a quality frame, MDF doesn’t have the flexibility of natural wood.

Another way in which you can see if a cheap sofa you’re looking to purchase is good value is the comfort factor. Low end sofas will have detachable seating which are foam filled and rest upon a simple spring system. Many cheap sofas will have only elastic strapping for suspension which offers little benefit to the overall comfort.

Higher end sofas may still have a foam seat but will include a better form of spring system and may include serpentine springs underneath the seating. Serpentine springs are in the shape of zigzags or as the name suggests, a serpent with wave like metal bars which flex easily creating suspension.

Pocket sprung sofas are not just high end

Other higher end sofas will include a pocket sprung seating space much like a good quality mattress. With pocket sprung over open coil, each spring in wrapped in it’s own cotton pocket and then packed tightly together creating a unit which is then sandwiched between layers of foam. Pocket sprung sofas allow for a springy sofa seat which will not sag over time.

Disposing of Your Old Leather Sofas

Buying new leather sofas is an exciting new investment for your home that in most cases takes a fair amount of planning and shopping around. One factor many people forget about or leave until the last moment is what to do with your old settees? Being such big and bulky items it is not easy to dispose of your old furniture, here are a few ideas which you may not have thought of.

Collection of sofas by your local council

Most local councils offer an old furniture or sofa removal service for either a small charge or in some cases free. Your old sofas will either be re-used or disposed of depending upon their condition.

Online auction sites

With many people these days changing their interior and furniture on a more regular basis, the market for second hand furniture includes many items that may not have had a great deal of use, such items can be sold on online auction sites such as ebay or classified sites such as Gumtree meaning that you can reclaim some money back to put towards your new leather sofas.

Leather sofa companies

Although a sofa shop may not openly advertise a removal of old sofas service many furniture shops will be happy to do so for a small charge so it is always worth asking at the point of sale, this will also mean that you will have the use of your old sofas up until the moment that your new couches arrive.

Local charities

Local charities are always looking for old furniture and will often offer a free collection service. Old furniture is then either sold on in charity shops or donated to people who may be struggling to furnish their homes. Charities seeking second hand furniture will advertise on the internet and local papers. If you are concerned about the possibility of your sofas ending up in land fill and want to help others, this could be the perfect option for you and your old leather sofas.

Recycling leather settees

Recycling is another ethical option when it comes to disposing of your old leather suite. Companies will strip down your sofas and extract the raw materials for resale and reuse, the wooden or metal frame, springs and coverings can be sold on in bulk as a commodity, this is a fairly new concept, expect to pay either a small charge for removal.

With all of these options available you should have no problem finding a suitable way of disposing of your old leather sofas.



Tips for Buying an L Shaped Sofa

An L shaped sofa or corner sofa is a popular choice of furniture for the modern day home offering a practical alternative to the traditional three piece suite. L shaped sofas come in all shapes, sizes and finishes so there is a good chance you can find the perfect corner suite for your living space. With so many options available, shopping for a corner suite can seem like a daunting task, here are a few tips to hopefully make the process of buying a new L shaped sofa a little easier.

Which type should I buy?

There are two main types of L shaped sofas available, those with an arm on each end or those with a chaise lounge section. A chaise lounge is an extended part of the sofa specifically designed for lying back and putting your feet up! You can add a footstool to a standard sofa to achieve a similar effect. Other variations of L shape sofas available include a corner sofa bed which comprises a standard corner sofa with built in bed settee and modular corner sofas where pieces can be added or removed to create the perfect sofa for your room.

Do I have enough space?

It is advisable when buying new settees to measure your existing suite and compare this with the dimensions of any new sofas, however if you are switching from a standard suite to a corner sofa it can be difficult to visualise the size. For this reason it is a good idea to mark out the footprint of the new L shape sofa using newspaper on your lounge floor, even if it is a small corner sofa which you are buying, this will give you a good idea of the floor space required and also how much room you will have left in your room to move around and for other items of furniture.

Will I be able to get the sofa into my property?

Corner sofas are generally much bigger than a standard (fixed) settee, for this reason L shaped sofas are manufactured in several pieces to enable easier delivery and storage. At the point of sale, as with all home furniture it is worth asking the sales representative the minimum opening required to fit the largest section into the home.

Left or right hand facing?

L shaped sofas which incorporate a chaise longue section are in most cases available as either left or right hand facing, this is reference to whether the chaise longue is on the left or right hand side of the sofa, be careful when buying either a left or right hand facing corner sofa as some furniture stores will class a corner sofa as either left / right hand facing if you are sat on the sofa and other will class it as left / right when looking at the sofa, this can lead to confusion, make sure this is cleared up at the point of sale to ensure you end up buying the correct L shaped sofa.