Nothing beats a leather lounge for comfort and class, right? The times have changed, and it seems a lot of people have moved on from leather lounges. Innovations in synthetic fabrics and construction methods have given birth to a myriad of different seating options, from simple and cheap all the way to expensive and impressive.
Fabric lounges are now a viable alternative to leather, with frames and upholstery to suit any taste or budget. Leather lounges have long enjoyed benefits that were simply not offered by fabric lounges, now we see features matching or exceeding leather lounges in even entry-level models.
1. Tough as old leather
Leather is often lauded above other fabrics for Its durability. If you are concerned with color fade, leather is should be your first choice. A good quality leather lounge will last for decades if maintained properly. Leather is also excellent at resisting spills and stains, something that couldn’t be said about old fabric lounges.
Leather lounges are also hypoallergenic, meaning they don’t hold onto pet hair, pollen or any other air born particulate that can cause problems for those who suffer from allergies. A leather lounge can be a good choice for owners of well-trained pets but be careful as an unruly dog will have no problem causes scratches and rips that will be very hard to fix.
2. The new wave
Leather lounges obviously have their benefits, but is it possible that the “leather” look has become old hat? Fabric lounges come in a huge variety of shapes, patterns and colors and its possible to find one to suit any taste or space. Fabric lounges are often much cheaper than their leather counterparts too!
Fabric lounges in the past have suffered from color fade and a susceptibility to dust accumulation and stains. Modern acrylic fabrics have solved most of these problems, with UV resistant colors and dust resistant coatings.
A modern fabric lounge will require more maintenance than a leather lounge but will require fewer specialist tools or cleaning chemicals. A leather lounge will need leather cleaner and moisturizer to keep it looking fresh, a fabric lounge needs nothing more than some soapy water and a brush. When purchasing a fabric lounge look for acrylic fabric and a strong frame.
When It comes to styling a leather or fabric lounge your best guide is your own tastes. In general, a fabric lounge creates a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Patterned fabrics can go out of fashion fast so it’s best to stick with flat color for your lounge. Adding patterned or colored cushions is an easy (and inexpensive) way of restyling your lounge.
Leather lounges can create a more luxurious ambience to your loungeroom or office space. Whilst leather comes in a variety of colors, they are usually subdued warm tones. Coupling your leather lounge with some warm, neutral colors will aid in its sophisticated aesthetic.
Fabric lounges have come a long way in style and build quality. The variety of fabrics is dizzying and it means most people can find the perfect lounge to match the attitude of their space. Whilst these new lounges are cheaper, lighter and less fussy to clean, the venerable leather lounge still holds a special space in many hearts. Nothing can beat the durability of leather and the sophistication it can bring. The leather lounge is still a hot ticket item in 2019.
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