When you’re considering your next piece of furniture, most everyone dreams of leather but decides against it for one reason or another. Some reasons are not always true! Here are some of the common myths and facts on leather furniture:
Myth: My leather furniture won’t last!
Fact: Actually, the opposite! Leather furniture is something you buy for a lifetime. Since leather is a natural product, aging brings out its natural patina, making it even more beautiful over time. And since leather furniture is something you can enjoy for years to come, this is a purchase that makes a sound investment
Myth: Leather furniture is only for the rich!
Fact: You don’t have to be rich to enjoy leather furniture. Because leather wears in and fabric wears out, you’ll find that leather lasts much longer than fabric and can be a better value. In many cases, leather furniture is a lifetime purchase, saving money in the long run.
Myth: Leather furniture is easily damaged by animals and kids!
Fact: As long as your dog doesn’t chew up your furniture or your cat thinks it’s a scratching post, your leather furniture is as safe as any other furniture in the house.
Myth: Leather furniture is either too cold in winter or too hot in summer!
Fact: Leather seats in a car do get hot in summer and cold in winter. But for indoor leather furniture, it will warm to your body heat in the winter. In the summer, since it’s natural and can breathe, leather stays pleasantly cool. Just keep it out of the sun (which is bad for the color, too).
Myth: Leather furniture is too hard to care for!
Fact: Leather is easy to care for. Just wipe up spills as they occur with a clean cloth. Avoid using normal cleaning supplies — like soaps, detergents, solvents, etc. Instead of scheduling a traditional upholstery cleaning, make regular appointments for a leather cleaning specialist to keep your furniture in top condition.