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Laidback Leather Lounging

Laidback Leather Lounging - Sofa Guide

With much of Autumn already behind us what better time than now to invest in that perfect leather sofa before the winter truly sets in?

A comfortable and practical sofa is a must-have for evenings spent in front of the fire, or relaxing with friends and family. But it can also be a statement, the centrepiece of a completely new look.

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You might associate leather sofas with old-world stuffiness. But there’s a new generation of sofas that are as modern as they are eye-catching. Oozing comfort, these sofas are designed with both style and practicality in mind.

So no matter what your interior design style taste, we’ve found plenty of styles to choose from.

Our favourite leather sofas

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Like a Fine Vintage Wine
Leather Lounging - Sofa Guide

We at The Idealist particularly like the rather plush Rovigo leather sofa from Multiyork.  Carefully upholstered in Riders Nut leather with comfy cushioned seats and sides, it's available in various sizes to suit and comes with a five year frame guarantee.  Supple, stunning and hardwearing this sofa is almost like a fine vintage wine that will only ever improve with age!

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Soft and Squidgy
Leather Lounging - Sofa Guide

For more modern and perhaps more informal rooms you’d also be hard pressed to find anything more luxurious than Loaf’s Souffle Leather Sofa.

Lovingly crafted by the good people of Loaf in Long Eaton, this stunning Souffle sofa has rounded corners, solid oak legs, a walnut beaten leather finish and comes complete with a 5-year guarantee for added peace of mind.

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A Handmade Leather Classic
Leather Lounging - Sofa Guide

That said, if you’re looking for something a little more formal – perhaps something to adorn your hallway or sitting room – you can’t go far wrong with the classic Chesterfield.  This particular model, offered by Sofas by Saxon, features a stunning double-fronted border, hand-tacked studding (made to your own specification, none the less) and individual seat cushions.  Put simply, it’s a timeless classic that’ll never go out of fashion.

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Curl Up By the Fire
Leather Lounging - Sofa Guide

If you’re simply looking for a leather sofa to pop into the snug, perhaps alongside an open fire place or to enjoy by candlelight, then James and Rose offer a lifetime guarantee on their ‘Brunel’ sofa which features foam and feather down filled cushions for that ultimate night in with comfort and style.  Perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing with uncompromised quality.

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Turn a Corner
Leather Lounging - Sofa Guide

When it comes to getting the right fit, the leather Monopoli Corner Sofa Collection offers both a left and hand right option so that you don’t have to go to the trouble of moving house just to get the right sofa (and it has been known)!  It also provides great flexibility in terms of use with adjustable headrests and large seating area … simply perfect for the snuggle factor after a long day in the office.

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Snuggle Up
Leather Lounging - Sofa Guide

Finally, but by no means least, is one of everyone’s favourite retailer – John Lewis – who offer this gorgeous leather snuggler in Selvaggio parchment leather.  It’s an absolute ‘must have’ for anyone with limited space offering deep-seated comfort with distressed and lightly brushed pull up leather.  It’s not ‘quite’ a sofa yet certainly not a chair either … it’s just quite simply, the perfect snuggler!

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  • Jules is a Solicitor and Director hailing from the historic city of Chester. In her limited spare time you’ll find her ‘stable side’ with her beloved Irish Sports Horse, Rolex, or entertaining friends at home (…not always successfully!)

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