Pros and Cons of Leather vs. Upholstery furniture

One of the biggest questions you need to answer when hunting for furniture is whether you should go with leather or upholstery. Naked wood works in many cases, but when it comes to comfortable seating, there's nothing like stuffed cushions.

One of the biggest questions you need to answer when hunting for furniture is whether you should go with leather or upholstery. Naked wood works in many cases, but when it comes to comfortable seating, there's nothing like stuffed cushions. So, before heading out to the furniture store, here are some of the pros and cons of leather vs. upholstery furniture.

Patterns & Colors

If you're looking for certain patterns for your home decor, want a bright, bold color or are interested in a unique look, upholstery is the way to go. You simply don't have that many options when it comes to leather.

Variety in Texture

Interested in a certain feel? This is another area where most people prefer upholstery. With everything from corduroy to velvet and wool, there are all sorts of textures available. On the other hand, nothing replicates the texture of leather.

Cleaning and Care for Upholstery

Upholstery furniture often comes with removable coverings for the cushions, making them easier to clean or even replace. Depending on the material, you might be able to toss it in the washer and dryer, or you might have to spot clean and vacuum. Leather will not absorb spills and is unlikely to stain if you spill a glass of wine.

Aging Creates Beauty in Leather

Leather ages beautifully. It seems to look better with every year you own it. Upholstery, if not properly maintained, can lose its appeal.

At Salt Creek Home Furniture, you'll find both leather and upholstery furniture. If you're ready to decorate your home with new furniture or simply want to see what's available, stop by a showroom or check out the beautiful online selection today.