10 Fantastic Leather Decorating Ideas To Try
Leather upholstery is timeless; leather pieces usually come in neutral tones such as brown, black or white. Leather furnishings can stand alone or be paired with throw cushions to align with a specific theme. Traditional leather, accentuated by balancing the surrounding furniture’s color scheme, using rugs, coffee tables, or faux fur that contrast helps to accomplish that enticing look.
Break it up! Using a sofa or unique leather chairs furnishings among standard furniture adds depth; whether your decor is modern, traditional, or vintage, a piece of leather will easily complement your existing style. Here are our favorite ways to decorate using leather to help you see the beauty in leather decor.
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Dark Sectional Sofa
Traditional leather furniture comes in darker shades; this sectional black leather sofa commands the room’s attention. You can accentuate by using multi-colored throw cushions that complement the brown leather stand-alone chair next door. Lindsay Pincus Designs shows how to attract light by including a large patterned deep red rug and cabinet, which ties the space together.
This interior design pictured by Havenly shows you how to bring life to your worn leather furniture. Blue and white striped and patterned throw pillows add a trendy decorative touch to the aged couch. This vintage tan overstuffed sofa has varying shades and, studded with rusted metal accents that increase interest.
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Stand Alone Chair
Using just one piece of leather furniture is enough to spruce up any space. Here in this IDF Studio design, a sole beige butterfly leather chair adds warmth to the cool area. A fluffy white blanket helps to keep the chair in theme with the surrounding furniture. Painting the walls white allows every piece to become a work of art.
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Modern living rooms can benefit from a few pieces of stylish aged leather furniture. The perfect balance of modern and vintage, showcased by Alvhem Makleri in this mostly white living room. A 1960’s Swedish safari leather chair, paired with a 1970’s American-designed tufted leather lounger. Both shades of brown, complemented by the use of a throw pillow, combines the finished look.
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Leather Primary Headboard
This mid-century design by Texan designer Ashley Bell Interiors showcases a black buttoned headboard. The headboard is the focal point within the symmetrical space; it sits between two white lamps and, highlighted by black and white throw pillows. The room’s mid-century nature, well synchronized by accents like a tassel native rug and cushioned chairs.
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Large Couch Tiny House
Texan Interior designer Kim Lewis creates a bold statement in this tiny house by incorporating a large vintage leather sofa. The worn leather couch, smartened up by decorative pillows of different styles and colors, blends with the surrounding decor. A large vintage-styled coffee table brings balance.
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Mexican Styled Leather
The cool theme in this small living room benefits from this handwoven Mexican-styled chair. This stylish chair sits neatly above a faux fur white rug that contrasts the warm tan leather seat. Californian-based interior designer Haley Weidenbaum integrates a golden standing lamp with greenery to balance the chic decor.
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Black and Brown Hues
There is an age-old question of whether you can mix black and brown decor. Yes, the simple answer is, yes, decor blogger Heather used her platform Growing Spaces, to showcase the black-on-brown contrast. A black-painted backdrop supports a vintage brown sofa and cabinet, a cream-colored faux sheepskin and rug help to soften the warm theme’s depth.
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Alvhem Makleri adds an umber-colored leather sofa to a stylish Nordic-styled living room. This sofa takes center stage in a room backed by bold floral stick and peels wallpaper, a black and white picture wall. Accent pillows of different neutral tones offer a contrast to the warm-colored coffee table and wooden floor.
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Contemporary Living Space
Two pieces of leathercraft adorn this living room designed by Utah-based firm Studio McGee, here a vintage cowhide rug and brown sofa stand in the middle of the room before a large opened window. The natural lighten enhances the neutral colors of the leather furniture and wooden spherical center table. The rugged theme, softened by colorful decorative throw pillows, looks completed with two identical plaid end chairs that give that old countryside look.
These ideas are sure to spruce up your living space, whether you are looking for warm caramel, white or black. Timeless leather furniture adds a luxurious touch to your existing decor; it can stand out by adding accents or add warmth by blending seamlessly. We showed you our favorite ways of using leather furnishings to decorate your home; Will you try them?