Leather vs Fabric

Everyone Wins When It Comes to Living Room Comfort.


You’re ready to revitalize your living room with some new furniture. Few things can make you feel great about your home again, no matter how long you’ve been living in it, like a new look. The living room is especially important because it’s probably where you spend most of your time between entertaining guests and just relaxing after a long day. It’s a room where comfort is of the utmost importance. You also want it to fit your tastes. The centerpiece, or at least the most critical element, of any living room is generally the sofa. It’s probably the biggest piece of furniture you’ll have in the room and the one both you and your guests will interact with the most. 

Because we’re talking about furnishing a home in Las Vegas, it goes without saying that style is going to come into play here as well. You want the best because you’re in a city that prides itself on being one of wealth, entertainment, and good living. People want brands like American Leather in Las Vegas. But, that leads us to today’s hot topic. The big debate. When buying a sofa do you go with leather or fabric? Now, you might be wondering if this means there will be a clear winner in this battle of materials. Spoiler alert: no matter what material you choose, you win because they’re both great. However, both have distinct advantages depending on your individual needs so it’s important to know the difference. Let’s look at a comparison.



Names like American Leather bring to mind some of the finest sofas you can buy. But is leather for you? Here’s what you should know. 

For one thing, leather sofas have an additional elegance to them. That’s not to say fabric isn’t elegant, but aesthetically speaking leather often gives a more contemporary look that can even be described as trendy. If modern and sleek is what you’re after, leather may be more to your tastes.

Another thing to consider is if you’re an allergy sufferer. You may not have thought too much about how the material you choose can actually contribute to your allergies. Leather is hypoallergenic in so much as it’s less likely to attract and retain things like dust or pet dander that can trigger an allergy attack.

Being able to take care of your leather couch is relatively easy as well. How much care you’re going to need to perform really depends on your lifestyle. This is a subjective measure. But, the fact is for most people a leather sofa only really needs to be dusted once in awhile with maybe a rubdown every few months, if that.

The bottom line is, if you tend to be neat and tidy already, leather will more or less take care of itself. However, there are some who feel fabric is better for people who value comfort above all and for people who spend a lot of time on their couch, especially if there are children in the house. Let’s take a look at the advantages of fabric.



We’ve touched on the perceived comfort advantage of a fabric sofa. Hey, to be fair, they are quite soft! But, if you’re stuck in the leather vs fabric dilemma, it’s important to know about the other advantages a fabric sofa may have. Here are some points to consider before making your purchase.

Let’s make the ease of care comparison right away, because while leather can be easily cared for, so canfabric, albeit in a different way. While leather may have the longevity advantage, fabric is more resistant to scratching. So, pet owners and parents take note.

One would think that leather has the advantage when it comes to food and drink. Again, this varies. Leather can tend to collect crumbs, while it’s not quite as susceptible to spills. But, many high end fabric sofas have a stain resistant coating. Fabric can be easily cleaned with steam or specialty products.

If you’re a bit on the budget conscious side, fabric sofas do tend to cost less when stacked up against comparable leather sofas. If you’re looking to invest more in different aspects of your living room makeover, this might be part of the decision-making process for you.

Finally, if for some reason you feel the need to have a sleeper sofa, there are far fewer leather options available. The leather sofas that do fold out tend to be on the “older” looking side, whereas fabric sofas can be both stylish and practical.



If you’ve ever wanted to know whether fabric or leather would be a better fit for you, now you hopefully know. Are you ready to pick up a new sofa that’ll give your living room a whole new feel? Contact the team at Furniture Market today.