Learning how to choose your sofa fabric is sort of like finding your perfect mate. Sure, you want them to be attractive, but having the right substance matters too. And while we can’t speak for any possible suitors in your life, we definitely know all about substance when it comes to furniture—specifically fabrics.
So whether you’re single, taken, or it’s complicated, the least we can do is help find your sofa soulmate. Because really, what’s better than having a welcoming spot when you come home?
When it comes to leather, one of the most popular options is top grain leather. This is when the outermost layer of the hide is sanded away. This removes imperfections, resulting in a sleeker and more uniform look (versus the more patina look of full grain leather). That makes top grain leather an ideal choice for those who love a modern aesthetic.
As far as durability, leather is a long-lasting material, and the care level is moderate. You can clean it with by gently vacuuming and wiping with a damp cloth as needed. You’ll also want to apply a leather conditioner about twice a year, as this will prevent fading and cracking.