Leather generally is synonymous with luxury. Unfortunately, when people think luxury, they often think of something that’s fragile, delicate or easily damaged. However, when it comes to furniture, 100% real leather is often significantly more resistant to staining, tears, wears and fading than other upholstery options.
Have kids or grandkids? Not to worry.
Need proof? Just think about where leather comes from – cows. Cows do a lot of living in often harsh environments filled with mud and rain. Their skin, like the skin of many animals, has evolved to protect them in difficult conditions, making it impermeable and tough. These properties transfer to leather furniture, making it more resistant to spills, stains, punctures, and other damage.
As a result of its natural durability and resilience, real leather makes an ideal furniture covering for households with children for a number of reasons, including:
Leather Furniture is Easy to Clean
For rooms that will be used by children on a regular basis, messes and spills are a frequent fact of life. With this in mind, it’s wise to choose furnishings that are as practical as they are attractive. Unlike their fabric counterparts, leather furniture is impressively stain-resistant and easy to clean. Keeping your leather sofas and chairs looking like new is often as simple as vacuuming any debris away, cleaning minor spots and spills with a damp microfiber cloth (water or vinegar and water solution), then drying with a cotton or microfiber cloth.
Leather Furniture is Very Durable
Along with being easy to clean, it’s important that the furniture you choose for high-traffic living and family rooms are able to stand up to the wear and tear of everyday life. Leather furniture, in particular, is known for its durability. Not only is leather strong enough to withstand jumping and climbing children for years on end, but it tends to age well too. This means that as good as it looks when you bring it home from Currier’s, it will look even better after a few years of “breaking in.”
Leather Furniture is Odor Resistant
Just because you let messy kids play and lay all over your furniture doesn’t mean that you want the room to smell like it. While many upholseries absorb the unpleasant smells that come from children and pets alike, leather is not one of them. Keeping your leather furniture clean and dry is enough to guarantee that it smells fresh every day.
Leather Furniture is Low Maintenance
With leather furniture, there is no need to remove slipcovers or bring in a steam cleaner to ensure cleanliness. With just a few simple precautions, you can get many years – even decades – out of a quality leather sofa or chair. This includes keeping your leather furniture away from heat sources to prevent cracking, never using household cleaners on your furniture or soaking it in water, and avoiding direct sunlight. Applying the right kind of leather conditioner (on occasion) also can prolong the life of your furniture. With just a little care and attention, your Currier’s leather furniture can last for generations.
Leather Furniture is Very Comfortable
Unlike some forms of fabric upholstery, leather breathes. This means that your family will be as comfortable relaxing on your leather sofa on humid summer afternoons as they are on chilly winter nights. Likewise, leather pulls moisture away from your body, which unlike imitation leather, will keep you cool on hot days. Better still, leather gets softer with time. If you think it feels great when you purchase it, just wait until five years from now. Like a fine wine, real leather continues to get better with time.
Leather Furniture is Hypoallergenic
If anyone in the household suffers from allergies, leather may be one of the best upholstery options for reducing symptoms. Leather is considered a very hypoallergenic option compared with traditional furniture fabric. Thanks to its smoother surface and impermeability, furniture covered in real leather doesn’t absorb as many allergens and is easier to clean than many other types of fabric coverings.
As you can see, 100% real leather makes an ideal furniture covering for families with children. With hundreds of options – and thousands of leather colors and finishes available – Currier’s has your perfect, child-friendly leather furniture right here at 40% – 60% off every day.