Leather or Fabric: Which to Choose?

April 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

With so many choices on the market today, choosing furniture can be difficult. Furniture sets the tone for the rest of the room, making it the most crucial decision in the area of home decor. One of the most commonly debated topics when choosing home furnishings is whether one should choose leather or fabric upholstery. Cardi’s furniture stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island often ask customers two questions, making the choice easier for individuals and families:

cape cod furniture, furniture stores in massachusetts, mattress stores in ma, furniture stores ma1. What is your style? Although both leather and fabric can be used in a variety of settings, these two upholstery coverings typically lead to very different types of decor. Fabric is generally used in a feminine, traditional décor, and leather is more commonly used in settings that are modern or rustic. Fabric can add softness, patterns and often more color than leather furniture. Leather furniture is often described as rugged and sleek, depending on its use within the room.

2. Who will be using it? Both leather and fabric upholstery have pros and cons. Leather is durable, does not require the occasional “fluffing,” and is resistant to stains. Yet, leather is not ideal for owners of pets with claws. Fabric is softer and won’t be punctured as easily by pets and children, but it is more susceptible to the occasional spill or stain.

Whether you are choosing fabric or leather, Cardi’s furniture stores in MA and RI can help you make the best choice for your living room or bedroom. Showrooms are complete with home accessories, including lighting and home accents. If you’re looking to get better rest, Cardi’s mattresses offer a wide selection of brands and firmness as well.


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