If you love to relax and unwind after a long or busy day, there’s nothing better to have at home then super comfortable furniture in your living room where you can kick off your shoes, put your feet up and chill out.
Perhaps the ultimate piece of furniture for achieving this in true comfort is a recliner chair, where you can lay back with your legs lifted and ease all your tired or aching limbs – bliss! These days reclining chairs come in a range of different designs and upholstered finishes, from fabric and leather, to faux leather. You can even get sofas with built in recliners.
The quality, look and feel of faux leather has come on in leaps and bounds over the years and if it isn’t something you’ve explored recently, it’s well worth looking at. We’re impressed by the types of faux leather available and are supporting Fenetic Wellbeing’s #GoFaux campaign, which aims to highlight the many benefits of opting for faux leather furniture.
Of course, whatever finish you choose for your living furniture will have its own pros and cons, in terms of practicality, durability and ease of cleaning, so if you’re buying new seating, it’s good to consider what aspects are most important to you.
If you like the look of real leather, but can’t afford the usual price tag, then faux leather is a great alternative. It doesn’t require the same degree of maintenance that leather does, but it can easily be cleaned and wiped down if spillages occur.
It’s also a much more animal-friendly choice than real leather, which is a big bonus for lots of people. It’s comfortable to sit and relax on and, thanks to developments in production and technology, it’s a finish that should be durable and last well. As a form of upholstery, faux leather works well in a range of interior design schemes and on sofas, armchairs and footstools, as well as recliner chairs.
If you like the colours or patterns typically found in fabric upholstery, then you can easily mix and match faux leather with fabric, perhaps by having a sofa or chair in a patterned fabric, alongside a faux leather seat. Or, as the image above shows, you can add a contrasting colour to your living room by the introduction of a warm faux leather chair used alongside a plain fabric sofa.
Basically, when it comes to your home decor and furniture choices, there are no rules. Be eclectic in your style and decor and choose what works for you and your cosy home interior.
Are you a fan of faux leather? And what comfy seating do you like in your living room? Share your views with us in the comments below.
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(Disclosure: In collaboration with Fenetic Wellbeing)