Sleek and beautiful or soft and comfy, there’s a leather sofa to fit every style of living room. We’ve selected our favourite designs, from modern settees and mid-century loveseats to traditional Chesterfield sofas. While a leather sofa may be an investment, the beauty is that the upholstery will just get better over time. The right leather sofa can become a stand-out piece of living room furniture. Large three-seater sofas are perfect for busy family living rooms (where white fabric upholstery just won’t do), while a neat, buttoned sofa would work well in a small country living room. And then, of course, there are the clean-lined, modern sofas that radiate contemporary elegance. Whatever your style, take your pick from our selection of the best leather sofas available to buy right now.
1. Ayam Leather Sofa
This three-seater leather sofa manages to look both modern and retro at the same time. The exposed wooden frame contrasts beautifully with the dark, soft leather, while leather bolster cushions ensure maximum comfort whether you are sitting or sprawling. H83 W200 D91cm.
Ayam Leather Sofa, £2295, Lombok
2. Napoli Leather Recliner Sofa
This high-quality leather sofa has a hint of the Space Age about it, with its slim, chrome feet. Designed by Italian brand Natuzzi, it offers maximum comfort thanks to its generous cushions and soft leather upholstery. What's more, it's also a recliner sofa, with a choice of manual or power recliners. H94 W174 D56cm.
3. Seattle Black Premium Leather Sofa
This stylish tub sofa cuts a smooth silhouette. With a firm, reclined back and sweeping sides, it's perfect for laid-back socialising. The attention to detail flows right down to the brass-tipped legs, which have a slightly weathered finish to complete the vintage look of this leather sofa. H88 W132 D82cm.
4. Pudding Sofa
This lovely little leather sofa is as cute as it is comfy. Feather-wrapped foam seat cushions are covered in characterful beaten leather in a warm Walnut tone - ideal for neutral schemes. Each sofa is handmade in the UK and comes with blasted solid oak legs. H83 W150 D111cm.
5. The Fifty Three Small Leather Sofa
Crafted with sumptuous leather and featuring distinctive buttoned single seat and back cushions, G Plan's The Fifty Three leather sofa is a sophisticated design icon that will bring character to any room. Comes in 12 tones of leather (shown in Genoa Slate). H87 W159 D103cm.
6. Newman Tan Leather Sofa
This Italian-made leather sofa will bring a touch of warmth to a modern scheme. It may be sleek in profile, but it doesn't compromise on comfort with its foam, feather and fibre-filled cushions. The leather has been lightly oiled and waxed leather for a natural, soft handle. H68 W180 D97cm.
7. Zinc Leather Sofa
Smooth angled arms, rounded seats and button-back cushions combine to create the ultimate in relaxed cool feel for this fashion forward four-seater leather sofa. Comes with two leather bolster cushions and two co-ordinating fabric scatter cushions in a geometric print. H88 W226 D91cm.
8. Sherlock Buttoned Petite Leather Sofa
This comfortable two-seater leather sofa has a refined, gentlemen's club feel with its chunky scroll arms and buttoned back. If you're looking for a living room suite, there's also an armchair, snuggle seat and footstool in the same style. Available with or without studs, in over 12 leathers, shown in Columbia Dark Brown. H102 W145 D88cm.
9. Earle Grand Chesterfield Leather Sofa
A classic Chesterfield sofa adds instant gravitas to any scheme. But they're also surprisingly comfy, and can be softened with cosy throws as part of a country design. This leather sofa has been upholstered in an aniline leather for a soft and luxurious look that shows off the natural flaws of the material. H78 W242 D96cm.
10. Bradford Sofa
This generously-sized, two-seater leather sofa is a timeless classic. The high-quality leather will only improve with age, retaining the markings, shading and unique grain patterns that lend character to a natural, raw material. Comes in seven colourways, pictured in Heritage leather. H90 W185 D103cm.
Bradford Sofa, £1950, Laura Ashley
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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