1. Why choose leather?
It can be tricky to decide between fabric and leather upholstery when choosing a new sofa. Fabric can be a more affordable option, but leather will last a lifetime if cared for properly. The natural imperfections of leather mean it will take on a beautiful patina over time, adding warmth and character. Mix and match with a leather ottoman or footrest, which can work as extra surface space for remotes, books and laptops, or as extra space to really stretch out
2. Full-grain versus corrected-grain leather
Premium full-grain leather utilises the top layer of the hide, and bears natural marks and colour variations - it’s super strong but also supple, and will soften over time. For young families and pet owners, corrected-grain leather might be a better choice. It‘s also crafted from the top layer of the hide, but is lightly buffed to create a uniform look, and then a grained pattern is embossed into the leather to restore the natural look and feel.. Not only is it easy to clean, but it will often be a more affordable option.
3. What style of sofa is best for me?
Square arms and a high back create a soft, enveloping feel, ideal for entertaining and movie nights alike.
Families with growing teenagers and pets will love a traditional style sofa. The low profile means it will work well in open-plan spaces as it won’t block sightlines.
Featuring a high back with curved arms, this versatile sofa shape will fit into any space.
Narrow, tapered arms ensure a slimline silhouette, set off by a high back on the seat and clean, minimalist lines.
Customise your Sofa
Available in an almost endless range of combinations, including three arm shapes, countless configurations, and 12 leather finishes, freedom’s ‘Signature’ range of sofas can be customised to perfectly suit your space.
4. How to care for your leather sofa
If taken care of properly with the right products, your leather sofa can last you a lifetime. Freedom’s 5-year Leather Protection Plan will safeguard your investment, and includes a handy cleaning and leather protection kit.
We’re so confident that our sofas will last the distance that we offer a 10-year frame warranty and 2-year upholstery warranty as standard, so you can rest easy knowing that your new sofa will look and feel great for years to come.