9 Best Leather Sofas

Leather sofas are an incredibly popular furniture option for millions and often described as ‘timeless.’

Choosing the perfect leather sofa can be difficult. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer choice available, so in this article, we’re narrowing it down to 10 of our favourites.

What are the benefits of leather sofas?

This is a question well worth asking. Why should you even consider leather as an option? You could just buy a fabric, denim or wooden sofa, right? Let’s look at some amazing benefits of leather sofas.

Durability – Leather is tougher than fabric sofas, and on average last up to four times as long. In fact, if you take care of your leather sofa then there’s no reason you can’t keep it for 15, 20, even 25 years. They truly are a long-term option.

Beauty – Leather sofas never go out of fashion. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like looking at a nice leather sofa? They’re designed with aesthetic appeal in mind so look sleek, stylish, elegant and add a feeling of luxury to any space.

One of the best things about buying a leather sofa over fabric and denim sofas is that you don’t have to worry about it ‘going out of style.’ Leather has always been in style for hundreds of years, hence why the material has stuck around in the market all this time.

Quality – Leather sofas tend to be associated with the top end of furniture products and for good reason. They’re built with the finest materials and processes, meaning they truly are of exceptional quality.

Curling up on the sofa with a book, to Netflix and chill or to socialise with friends is a much more enjoyable affair when you have a quality leather sofa beneath you.

Leather sofas tend to be slightly more expensive than their wool, vinyl, fabric and denim counterparts, but you get what you pay for which tends to be a higher quality sofa that will make you feel pride.

Leather ages well – Unlike other sofas which look notably worn, torn and used after a couple of years use, leather sofas age well.

Over time they become softer and more supple, gaining character in the process. Leather is also more resistant to heat and sun damage, so you don’t have to worry about leaving yours by a window or even outside if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere warm!

Leather sofas very rarely tear, even along the seam lines, due to the toughness of the material. A stark difference to fabric and denim sofas which are known to rip and tear after a couple of years use.

Leather sofas work well with pets – If you’re an animal lover and want a sofa you don’t have to worry about your four-legged friend destroying, leather is the way to go.

Leather sofas are easy-to-clean, durable and wear resistant, so they are perfectly suited to handle your pet when they fancy having a play or a lie down on the sofa.

A notable benefit is that most leather sofas are too thick for an animal’s claws to puncture so you won’t have to worry about having to replace or get your sofa repaired. Happy days!

Also, leather repels bad smells and doesn’t absorb odour like its fabric sofa counterparts. As a result, your sofa will maintain its fresh leathery smell whether you have a pet or not.

Some things to consider before buying

Will the leather sofa work in your home? – Sofas tend to be the focal point of most homes, so choosing the right sofa is vital. When researching make sure you consider whether the sofas size, style and colour will elegantly slot into your existing home decor.

The last thing you want to do is upset the status quo of a nicely balanced living room by getting a sofa that doesn’t match up to its feel.

Work out your budget and stick to it – Before you do ANY research, work out your budget and stick to it. Write it down so the figure is ingrained in your mind and don’t be tempted to add more money to it under any circumstances.

Millions of people get into financial difficulty because they don’t understand how to live within their means. Don’t let this happen to you. With a basic bit of budgeting discipline, you will be absolutely fine and won’t have anything to worry about.

Getting a neutral third party opinion– Buying a sofa can be an emotional process. For this reason, you can be tempted to make decisions based on your emotions rather than on logic.

Examples of this include purchasing a sofa you love which is too big for your space or buying a sofa which looks gorgeous on its own but won’t integrate with your existing decor. Emotional decisions which will undoubtedly cause issues later as the logic hasn’t been considered.

Having the opinion of a neutral third party, like a friend or colleague, on hand will help you avoid this. A neutral third party won’t be as emotional or attached to sofas you view because they aren’t the one getting a sofa for their home, you are. This means they can offer and objective opinion on the sofas you view based on logic and practicality rather than on emotion.

If you see a sofa you love and are thinking of buying, I’d always recommend that you ask a neutral third party for their opinion. They will often be happy to help and check your proposed purchase is rational and will actually work within your home. Ultimately, you’ll be mitigating the risk of making a totally emotional purchase and will ensure there is some logic in the decision making. A much smarter way to purchase a leather sofa.

Make sure you actually NEED a new sofa – This might sound like a stupid thing to be saying, but the amount of people who spend money on leather sofas who don’t actually NEED one is astonishing.

These people already have clean, beautiful sofas in good condition which match their needs and their families needs, but they insist on purchasing a new sofa. This decision is often emotional and not rational, as the sofa buyer is often persuaded by a compelling piece of sofa advertising and think ‘that looks amazing, I have to buy that right now!’ I don’t know about you, but spending money on a new sofa when you already have one which is perfectly fine is just crazy.

Before starting research and even thinking about making a purchase, check the following things.

  • Do you have no sofa and need one for your home?
  • Is your existing sofa broken?
  • Does your current sofa look tatty?
  • Does your growing family need a bigger sofa?
  • Are you restyling or renovating your home?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you may need to buy a new sofa, which is totally fine. There are many more reasons for buying a sofa which we haven’t covered. Whatever the case, make sure you have a valid reason for wanting to make the purchase.

We don’t want you to spend money for no reason, so make sure you assess your situation and decide whether you truly need a leather sofa or not.

Without further ado, let’s look at our 10 best leather sofa recommendations.

 

1. Enzo Faux Leather Corner Sofa Bed with Storage 

Here’s a brilliant sofa for a family home. Fitting conveniently into a corner, this big and comfortable sofa can comfortably hold 4-5 people which makes it great for watching TV as a group or socialising.

The seats are extra padded with high density foam to offer a comfortable sitting experience and the back cushions are silicone fibre filled, allowing you to sit back and relax properly.

Coming in black, red, beige or brown, this stylish sofa is made of elegant faux leather which can be conveniently cleaned at a moments notice. It also features a handy storage space beneath the seats, ideal if you need a smart way to keep keep things organised in your living room.

Something to be aware of is that this leather is faux (artificial) and not top grain (real) leather. Faux leather is still highly durable, can withstand scratches and scrapes and is not prone to fading in sunlight.

However, the faux leather might experience wear and tear a couple of years faster than a genuine top grain leather sofa. This isn’t a massive issue but just something you should be aware of, especially if you want to consider the long-term value of your purchase.

Check out some customer reviews: 

100% happy. Exactly as described. The storage facility is excellent and very easy to use. I slept on the pull out double bed last night and was very comfortable. Delivery was earlier than expected ( very happy ) I was phoned and told the expected time of arrival and informed again 40 minutes before. 100% happy. Delivery crew placed and unpacked the units and were a pleasure to deal with.’

AMAZING. The best sofa I have ever had specially with children and the price, storage and bed function. Absolute bargain.’

2. Quality reclining leather sofa 

This premium reclining leather sofa is all about comfort and style. Its easy to activate lever reclines the chair and makes it easy to adjust to any position.

The back and armrests are designed with high density cushioning, making them great for relaxation. The chairs smart design relieve neck pressure, helps to align the spine, stretches the holder muscles and allows the joints to relax. It’s a chair that leaves you feeling better when you get off of it than you did before sitting on it.

We think the reclining feature is the best thing about this cosy chair as it will get you into a relaxed state for reading a book, watching Netflix, or even sleeping.

The reviews constantly praise the professionalism and convenience of the delivery workers as they are happy to assemble the product upon delivery. A definite benefit if you’re like most people and don’t want the hassle of assembling furniture items yourself.

Check out some customer reviews: 

Love these sofas!’ I just adore these 2 sofas I bought. They are incredibly comfortable. So comfortable in fact that the night after they arrived, my other half was found still there on one the next morning. Beautifully well made and so happy with them.’

Lovely sofa. First of all the delivery was very fast and the guys who delivered it were very nice and friendly. Second, the sofa is amazing for the price. It’s very comfortable and huge so fits me, dad and two boys on the three seater. Love it, thanks.’

3. Burgundy high grade leather set 

These high grade leather sofas exude class, elegance and sophistication, and will bring a dash of luxury to any home. If you’re after something a bit more high end, these are the sofas for you.

Featuring a combination of top grade mottled leather and traditional scrolled studded arms, be rest assured you have some of the finest leather sofas out there.

The strong solid wooden frame provides a stable structure for the upholstered durable leather which not only has a great feel, but also withstands the demands of everyday living. These sofas are designed to stand the test of time and those who own them are not disappointed.

Check out some customer reviews: 

Highly recommended. It’s very stylish. Highly delighted with this sofa. Glad we chose the burgundy as it’s the perfect colour for the room.’

Excellent sofas, very comfortable. Sofas arrived on the day and the time arranged. Looks lovely in my room, delivery men polite and efficient, very comfortable, would highly recommend.’

4. Tanned high grade leather reclining set 

This tanned brown leather sofa set not only looks stunning but is also incredibly strong and durable. Whilst leather is a traditional material, the sofa designs are more contemporary so will add a dash of modernism to any home.

The comfortable built-in cushions target the upper and bottom back lumber, giving maximum support to your spine so you won’t risk developing back pain and should come away from the sofa feeling better.

The Eco-Friendly Leather gel fabric covering on this model is made up of 70% polyester, 30% polyurethane that has microscopic perforations allowing air to flow through, balancing body temperature to the environment. You won’t be sweating buckets in the summer but certainly won’t be freezing in the winter.

The manufacturers are keen to point out that this is ‘not cheap bonded leather or plastic faux leather’. It is a tough, strong and very durable material. You will be getting the very best quality leather when you purchase this sofa set.

Check out some customer reviews: 

Best bit of furniture I have ever bought. Nice quality.looks more expensive than it actually is.’

Very good quality at a great price. Fab, comfy, efficient and fast delivery. Lads who delivered it were friendly. Excellent service!

5.Antique Brown Genuine Leather 2 Seater Sofa

If you’re after a more traditional feel in your sofa, look no further than this antique styled leather. This sofa exudes a stylish charm and is a real head turner of a focal piece for your living room.

Imagine sitting on this classic sofa, having a sociable drink with some friends. Not only will the sofa set the scene for a classy evening, your friends will probably compliment the sofas design and craftsmanship too.

It’s highly padded seats provides comfort in sheer abundance, fully relaxing you to get as cosy as possible. The sturdy wooden frame is designed with quality, sturdy wood and will support the upholstery for many years into the future.

Check out some customer reviews: 

Fabulous sofa. Fabulous sofa. Looks good and has a really nice leather smell. Firm seat and very comfortable.’

Five stars. Great value for money and delivery guys were excellent.’

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6. Large luxurious leather reclining corner sofa 

Lots of sofa buyers want a quality, stylish leather corner sofa for their family but often have trouble finding one that fits the bill and within their price range. This sofa might be the solution.

This slick corner sofa is great value for money, offers lots of space for a family, features quality leather and is available in grey, black or brown. Problem solved.

Conveniently slotting into most corners, the sofa features pocket sprung seats which are both supportive and very comfortable. The quality leather feels supple and soft, allowing you to sink into the sofa as you comfortably enjoy the time spent on it.

A game changer is the reclining functions on the two seats at either end which allow the user to tilt back for reading, watching TV or sleeping. Comfort guaranteed.

Check out some customer reviews: 

Excellent. Lovely corner sofa, delivery was excellent, The lovely friendly delivery men even built it for me which was an added bonus. Massive thank you! It’s lovely and comfortable & brilliant price.

Received this sofa in time for Xmas. Could not fault anything. Prompt and efficient service, excellent product. Very very pleased. Would highly recommend this product and company.

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7. Lucena Red l-Shaped Corner Sofa in Bonded Leather

This luscious red corner sofa can add real character and comfort to any home space. Woven around a sturdy wooden base, the bonded leather exudes a look of charm and class. The sofa can be easily cleaned with a cloth and some basic conditioning agent, is resistant to heat and sun damage and its cushioned seat and pillows provide optimal comfort.

This sofa is made from bonded leather, rather than top grain leather. Bonded leather is made by shredding real leather scraps and leather fibres, then mixing them with bonding materials. This is then extruded onto a cloth of paper backing and the surface is usually embossed with a leather-like texture or grain.

Whilst this won’t make a massive difference to the quality of the sofa, bonded leather reduces the durability of the sofa slightly as it is not as tough and hard wearing as top grain authentic leather. Not to put you off, this is just something to be aware of.

Check out some customer reviews: 

Superb. One word – superb! Looks great – great price – fast and careful delivery.’

Five stars. Brilliant value, loved it.’

Excellent service. The quality of the furniture for such a low cost item is superb, and has made our kitchen a more vivid and friendly place to come and relax. Thank you to the seller and courier.

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8. Luxury PU leather 3 seater recliner sofa 

If you want a leather sofas that offers charm, luxury and comfort, look no further. This reclining 3 seater has deeply cushioned seats and backs which offers comfortable support for the neck, back and arms.

Its quality tested steel frame ensures durability and provides maximum support, giving you piece of mind in the long-term value of your purchase. Its smooth recline system features built in lates on either side to allow a smooth backward recline for adjustment up to any angle up to 160 degrees. Recline at an angle that suits you to get maximum comfort.

Coming in a gorgeous matt black finish, this piece will sit elegantly in almost any home due to its subtle yet striking neutral presence.

Check out some customer reviews: 

Perfect, comfy, exactly what I was looking for and it arrived early. Nothing to dislike, it is perfectly comfortable and arrived within 3 days.

Good product. Comfortable, well made sofa.

Great leather. Great sofa, easy to self assemble.

9. Electric heated massaging bonded leather armchair

Technically this is a leather armchair and not a sofa, but we just couldn’t resist including it! This chair is stunningly designed and features built in heat and massage functions, providing optimal comfort whilst reclining.

Tired and need to relax? Lean back and recline. Cold on a winters night? Turn heating option on. Do you muscles need a massage? Turn on the massage option. The chair really does has it all in terms of comfort.

It also features soft foam padding in the seat and the back rest, providing a comforting sensation as you sit. Work out what colour better suits your home, then choose between black or brown. You can’t go wrong!

The chair can be used for gaming, watching TV, reading and supporting a painful back. Whatever suits your needs.

Check out some customer reviews: 

Where to start? Ordered on last Thursday (before Christmas that is) and received it 28 hours later.  Absolute magic! Splendidly crafted item, huge value for the money. Beautiful and useful recliner chair with a massaging function and a heating function too. Lovely on all accounts.

Fantastic piece of furniture. Well made looks amazing. I don’t think the vibrate is noisy at all. Very comfortable and relaxing. The whole family love it. Great purchase and money well spent. Very fast delivery.’

There you have it. 9 of the very best leather sofas currently out there.

We wish you all the best and hope you enjoy your new leather sofa. If you do the right research, your new leather sofa will be a life-changing purchase. It’ll be so good, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

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