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Leather 101: What to look for in leather furniture

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Leather furniture is back, according to Art Van's Michelle Dolski. But with so many option out there, what's best for your home? Top grain? Blended? Vinyl?

In this Style File edition, Dolksi breaks down Leather 101 and gives us tips on picking out the perfect piece. Her tips include:

  • A leather sofa has to suit your lifestyle first. Is it going to work for the way you're going to use it? What room will it go in? If it's a busy space that gets a lot of wear and tear, go with a little heavier finish and protection so that you can just wipe up a stain.
  • Look for leather upholstery with zippered seat cushions. While the leather can last decades, the seat cushion may not and you'll want easy access to get it refilled.
  • Leather takes on the temperature of your body within 12 seconds, so the notion that leather is cold is a misconception.
  • When considering price, remember that a leather sofa will last at least as long as three fabric sofas.

Online: www.artvan.com

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