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Leather Sofa VS Fabric Sofa

The Soul of any living room is, inarguable, the sofa. No living room is complete without a nice sofa and It’s where we rest and relax with our loved ones at the end of a hectic day. However, you might be having a hard time choosing between a leather and fabric sofa? Not to worry we will provide the facts between leather and fabric sofas for you, after which you can decide better to go for either one.


Leather is not all about that glam; a luxurious statement material that refuses to be ignored in any space. A leather sofa is comfortable and durable. It tends to lend a certain classy elegance to your living room that is hard to emulate for other upholstered sofas. Fabric sofa looks vibrant because of the variety of colours, textures and weaves. It can add a casual and fun atmosphere to your living room.


Leather does not harbour as much dust mites, pet dander or other allergens as the fabric does. This can be perfect for allergy sufferers or households with younger children, especially when allergies are still pretty unknown to them should they have.


It can be pretty subjective when it comes to comfort. The feel of fabric sofas varies widely depending on the type of the textile itself and the support system of the sofa (ie. the cushions and frame), but some people prefer the softer, warmer material than leather, while others may prefer the firmness and subtleness of leather.

Try sitting on the different type of leather, like top grain, full-grain or semi-aniline leather and various fabric sofas to find out for yourself which one feels great for your body!

Durability & Maintenance

Quality leather upholstery is generally longer lasting than a lot of fabric upholstery. However, There is definitely good quality fabric that is lasting as well. Visit our showrooms and have a personal experience on the texture of the different types of fabrics).

Maintenance for fabric and leather sofas differ as well – spills and dirt can be easily wiped off a leather sofa and you just have to care for it from time to time with some soft cleaner and conditioner. For fabric, however, removing stains might prove to be difficult and it may also be susceptible to absorbing odours such as smoke.


Leather sofas are generally more expensive than typical fabric sofas (though good quality fabric sofas are not that cheap either). But if you take into consideration how long a leather sofa can last with minimal maintenance, you’d find that it is a worthy investment to make!

At the end of the day, you will have to decide what is best for you, taking into account your preferences with regards to the various factors mentioned above. If you are still undecided, you may want to approach our professionals in the showrooms, many of them have years of experience under their belts.

While X'clusive Home is known for a wide range of furniture, our leather sofas are one of our main characters, we have literally hundreds of materials and colours for you to choose from!

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