Furniture Options For SeatingFurniture Options For Seating

We all have to purchase some kind of seating for our homes, from a simple couch or a single comfortable chair. When we purchase an item of furniture, whether we are going for the antique look or a more modern look, it needs to be of excellent design and structure and of lasting quality. One of the more pertinent of chooses is whether to choose leather or cloth upholstery for your seating options, and both can make an excellent addition to your home or office.

Leather can provide years of use, will show little wear or tear, and is easy to clean. Leather is wonderfully simple to care for when something gets spilled on it, especially in homes with children. Leather requires little daily care and comes in many colors and textures such as soft and overstuffed features. Leather, however, may not be the best choice in households with pets as it shows scratches which can mar its good looks and make your furniture look old and worn. It is very prone to punctures from pet's nails and claws, leading to tears in the fabric which can be costly to repair.

Cloth upholstery also has many assets. Cloth upholstery is available in endless designs from stripes to floral to plaid to solids, each enhancing the other. In today's design world there are no limits to its use. The old world that everything must match is long gone and proves that the limits are only in our minds. While cloth is normally less expensive it has its drawbacks. Cloth can get dirty easily so it is always a good idea to get it treated to prevent stains and dirt. Cloth can wear quickly if not taken care of and can often fade if left too long in the bright sunlight. However, should you get a tear in cloth it tends to be a lot easier to repair.

Leather can make a wonderful addition to a room or be the focal point with little thought to decorating schemes. Leather can provide a very clean and organized feel to a room that might otherwise feel neglected in this area. Leather has a sense of power and elegance when used in decorating. Cloth upholstery makes a wonderful decorating tool. By spreading the designs around the room you can really bring life into an otherwise boring room. It brings color and charm to any room in the house. Cloth makes a room feel warm and inviting. It can be charming or glamorous, depending on the effect you are trying for your décor.

Another decorating choice is to use both leather and cloth upholstery in your decorating scheme. The two can complement each other and blend the effects you are trying to produce. An excellent example is a leather couch and a cloth chair or a leather chair and a cloth couch. Whatever your decorating scheme or lifestyle, some thought needs to go into the material used for your furniture. Taking into account your lifestyle to help make your choice one you will love forever.
by Andrew Hallinan
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