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Leather Sofas for All: Uber-Chic to Mega-Comfortable Couches for Every Style

Leather is a luxe, timeless, and versatile textile. (I’m going to go out on a limb and include the faux varieties in that statement as well.) It’s warm and chic at the same time. Rugged and sophisticated. The leather sofa can be found in any variety of style because it has the capacity to meld itself seamlessly into its surroundings. Check out these examples of well-chosen leather sofas that make their presence felt in a number diverse spaces:

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For the leather sofa with soul (that is, for the leather sofa that’s really pretty old and, well, is looking its age), embrace the charm of rugged imperfection. A careless throw and some pillows on the sofa can hide the biggest eyesores, while the rest of the space can carry out the charm of rustic (primitive?) style.

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The leather sofa can be the ultimate furnishing for a minimalist space, what with its inherent earthy simplicity and all. Paired with white walls and a well-lined floor lamp, a caramel leather sofa breathes understated freshness to a basic space. (Of course, pairing it with a fantastically moody modern abstract never hurts!)

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Classic. Clean-lined. A grounding force. Timeless tufted neutral amid bold geometric shapes. That’s what this leather sofa brings to the table here. The luxe look and feel of the tufted leather provides an elegant depth and texture to an otherwise visually busy space.

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In a grand room with plenty of personality but an overall contemporary vibe, a clean-lined leather sofa can certainly hold its own. Looks particularly chic sitting next to wooden accents elsewhere (i.e., the dark wood armchair frames) but right at home next to a cowhide rug.

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For those not willing to sacrifice comfort for style, this aged chocolate brown vintage leather sofa might just have your name on it. With its distressed leather and classy casters, and set amid other vintage-inspired décor, the sofa has a perfectly lovely, worn-in look and feel.

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Urban industrial chic, what with the exposed brick wall and dark portrait in this setting, is a style that can be polished off with a black leather sofa like nothing else. The stark space is softened by the plush sofa cushions and soft rug. Stacked books on the coffee table invite one to come in, have a seat, and stay awhile.

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A leather sofa is a perfect complement to a modern beachy scene, too. (Who would’ve thought a piece like this could be so versatile?) Smooth contemporary curves on the sofa play beautifully off the angular lines of this airy space.

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No need to sacrifice bold color for the look of a leather sofa. How about this show-stopper of a red Chesterfield type loveseat? Plenty of opportunity to showcase your eclectic style, too, with interesting shapes and silhouettes and recurring bits of red throughout the space.

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Posted in Sofa and Chair on December 23, 2013

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Brittney Smart
Brittney is a wife, a mom of four young children, a writer and editor (B.S. degree in English/Technical Writing), and a lover of interior design. She thrives on finding inexpensive ways to DIY her own home into a stylish yet family-friendly space.

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