This super versatile fabric is back with a change. Leather sofas have always been popular for their timeless look and durability, which is why we’re excited to see this continue with faux leather options being introduced. Earlier this year after much testing, we released our first-ever faux leather: Chestnut.
This week we’re rounding up how to decorate with this super soft fabric and showing you how it looks on different models. Discover how our designer styled everything from faux leather modular sofas to faux leather ottomans.
This look is all about contrasting textures. Model 05 in Chestnut Faux leather is paired with the Model 05 loveseat in the same fabric for a cohesive, countryside modern look in this living room. Our stylist has added an ottoman in pink linen, as a bit of a nod to the darker pink velvet curtains. In the middle, a textured marble effect coffee table in white contrasts against the backdrop of the faux leather furniture.
On-trend sage green pairs beautifully with the Chestnut brown of this faux leather look. As a more relaxing colour, this Model 04 sofa bed setup makes for an ideal guest room. Our stylist added an oversized jute rug for warmth, and the mid-century style side table with an added lamp doubles up as a bedside for when guests come to stay.
Traditional and contemporary interior design styles are mixed here with the Model 03 sofa in Chestnut faux leather. The blocky, modular design works well to create a relaxed zone around the traditional-style fireplace. Our stylist has added a large traditional patterned area rug in warm colours of orange, brown and ochre which complement the warmth of the faux leather fabric. With the addition of a footstool in green velvet and extra cushions, this autumnal-inspired space makes a great quiet spot for reading or having a cuppa.
Mid-century modern style is brought into a contemporary space here. The pulled-button and piped seam detailing of the Model 02 sofa makes for a timeless effortless look in Chestnut faux leather. This sofa shows off the texture of the fabric well thanks to details like the addition of bolster cushions. The understated black panelled wall behind is a nod to traditional features in a super subtle way. Our stylist has added a mid-century style floor lamp to one side, and finished off this look with light coloured artwork and a sprawling green houseplant.
This cosy Christmas look is all about comfort and glamour. When designing this look, our stylist wanted to make the most of the ceiling detail and existing statement gold globe lighting fixture. A long dining table behind the Model 06 sofa makes a perfect dinner party spot. Sticking with the bold and bright theme, an ottoman in Mustard yellow has been added for a playful pop of contrasting colour. To the side, a small rounded side table provides somewhere to keep a bottle of fizz, whilst not distracting from the sofa as the main event.
If you’re not ready to branch out into leather sofas, ottomans in this fabric can work well with already existing colours. This bay window area makes the most of natural light with a Model 01 sofa in Pumice, which our stylist has paired with storage ottoman 02 in Chestnut Leather. Our stylist has added an on-trend abstract-shaped ceramic bowl for decoration and some tiered candle holders with tea lights to create a cosy feel.
Chestnut leather storage ottomans 01 and 03 compliment the traditional style of this period home’s ornate ceilings. Paired with other neutral tones like the Model 04 sofa bed shown here in Pumice was key to making the room still feel relaxing with such a busy pattern on the wall. With the remainder of the walls painted bright white, our stylist added these ottomans for their contrast in tone thanks to the Chestnut faux leather fabric.
How do I make my leather sofa look cosy?
Make your leather sofa look cosy by using other soft textures in the room such as a statement area rug, or a knitted throw. Adding cushions in warm fabrics like wool and boucle will help to make your leather sofa look more inviting.
Can I mix leather and fabric furniture?
Yes, you can mix leather and fabric furniture. If your leather furniture is brown or black, combine this with other fabric furniture in bold colours, or lighter hues. Leather furniture also works well when paired with different textures like linen, velvet, wool and boucle. Use fabric swatches to test colour and texture combinations when designing your home interior.
How can I decorate my sofa?
- Add statement cushions for a bold, brave look
- Drape an accent throw over your sofa
- Experiment with soft furnishings in on-trend patterns
- Place and style a side table next to your sofa
- Pair your sofa with a contemporary or traditional area rug
- Update your coffee table with decor