How to choose a durable and comfortable leather sofa?

Looking to give your living room a new look? The sofa is a great place to start, as it is a central element of the room. And why not go for a leather sofa? Of all the materials, leather is one of the most popular: timeless, chic and elegant, it fits well in any living room.

Be careful, however, to choose your leather sofa carefully if you want it to be comfortable and durable. Before you buy, make sure that all the elements of the sofa match your needs, and that the color and type of leather lend themselves well to your room.


Benefits of a leather sofa

The leather sofa is a timeless, so it is a safe value. Elegant, it is often the most important of the living room furnitureand defines the atmosphere of it.

In addition, it has some significant advantages:

  • Side look, leather is a material that ages well. It patina with time, which gives it even more charm;

  • Maintenance is also simple. You can easily clean a stain with a damp cloth without leaving a trace;

  • It is a material that offers unparalleled thermal comfort. Contrary to popular belief, a leather sofa is warm in winter and cool in summer;

  • It is durable. Leather sofas keep their beauty longer than other materials.

Which leather to choose for your sofa?


The quality sofas are generally made of calf or cowhide. These two different types of skins have qualities of solidity and flexibility very close, only the thickness of the grain varies. The calf leather has a very fine grain and a very soft feel. The cowhide leather has a semi-thick grain, it is the most common.

At Casavogue, the vast majority of our leather sofas are made from cowhide. The thickness of the leather can vary depending on the model, generally between 1.2 and 1.5 mm. For eco-friendly leather sofas of exceptional quality, check out our Natuzzi Italia sofaline.

What else should you consider when choosing your leather sofa?

The structure of the leather sofa

The frame gives the sofa its shape and ensures its strength. The best sofas have a solid wood structure, reinforced with chipboard.

The suspension, an important element of any leather sofa

Two types of suspension are used on the market: the arch springs and the elastic straps. The springs offer a firmer support, while the elastic straps are more flexible. Your choice will depend on the level of comfort you desire.

Choosing the right type of upholstery

The upholstery of your sofa is made of foam. There are different types of foam, of varying qualities. High resilience polyurethane foams (HR) have the best characteristics. They provide excellent support and increase the life of the sofa.

Choose the density of the seat of your leather sofa

The density of the foam will allow, according to the tastes of each, to have a comfortable seat. Indeed, the denser the foam, the less likely the sofa will sag over the years. We generally recommend polyurethane foam (PU) which should have a density of 30 to 35 kg/m³ on the seat and 20 to 25 kg/m³ on the back.

Finally, what color to choose for its leather sofa?

The color of a sofa, whether leather or fabric, is important: it will define the atmosphere of the room and must match the style of furniture you already have to create a pleasant ensemble. Here are some sure values:

  • The black leather sofa: the classy and elegant touch. To be combined with lacquered glass or wood furniture;

  • The white leather sofa: for a refined atmosphere. A white sofa will bring a touch of softness in your living room, right in the Scandinavian trend;

  • The gray leather sofa: the timeless, it has a wide palette ranging from light gray to dark gray. The advantage of a gray sofa is that it blends with all interior styles. The current trend is the shade charcoal;

  • The chocolate leather sofa: for a cozy interior. The chocolate sofa is ideal if you want a warm atmosphere. You can combine it with colors such as taupe, beige, brown or linen.

For a durable and comfortable leather sofa, choose CASAVOGUE


As you can see, the reputation of the leather sofa is not about to die out, due to its many advantages, whether in terms of design, comfort or reliability. Long live your leather sofa!

Store now at CASAVOGUE website to find the leather sofa that suits you! You can also contact us for any question concerning your living room furniture.