Tag: Leather

Decorating a family room with a leather sofa

Decorating around a leather sofa in a living room

Decorating Dilemmas is a weekly column in which our stylists answer your design questions, so you can tackle your home decorating project with complete confidence.

Dear How to Decorate team,

I need help decorating my family room! When I first moved into the home, I purchased two large leather sofas to fill my space. One was placed where it currently resides (as pictured below) and the other was perpendicular to it, with its back facing the kitchen . Although that layout was okay, it wasn’t ideal. It made the room feel small and closed off the seating area to the rest of the kitchen. I tried moving the sofas parallel to each other, but it closed off the entrance to the back deck. Also, the dark color of the sofas didn’t lend themselves to a bright cheery room no matter how many different pillows I tried.

Recently, I relocated the

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22 Sophisticated Living Rooms with Leather Furniture (DESIGNS)

Leather sofa in a spacious traditional living room with a stone fireplace.

A gallery featuring a wide variety of sophisticated living room designs featuring leather furniture. Design styles include rustic, traditional, and contemporary.


Welcome to our gallery showcasing gorgeous living room designs that feature leather furniture.

Leather, whether it’s faux or genuine, adds a level of distinction to any room, but none more so than a formal living room. The sheen of leather catches the eye, and the soft texture is often cool in the summertime, unlike cloth upholstery.

Leather furniture comes in many different colors, which means that a piece of leather furniture is as versatile as those with cloth upholstery. Faux leather is much easier to clean than cloth as well.

Instead of needing to use a wet vacuum or spot cleaner after a small spill, a faux leather sofa can be cleaned with a damp rag.

Genuine leather, although it needs to be cleaned with leather cleaner, still cleans

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Decorating Around a Leather Sofa

Hey everyone, it’s the start of a new week! Let’s kick it off with a recent reader submission, an email from Kristin who posed a design dilemma many people (*ahem* ladies) face when decorating their living or family rooms, and today’s focus is on that piece that so many dudes love, the leather sofa or sectional. I received this recent email from Kristin:

“Hello! I have been following your blog for years and I share a lot of the same styles but have a dilemma. My husband and I have a decent size house but one living room with a leather furniture set. I love the airy and clean looks of your decorating style, but the leather furniture purchased by my husband is big, dark, and manly.  We don’t have many windows and the walls are a light beige (Latte by SW) and I decorate with a lot of whites,

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Slipcover, Custom & Leather Upholstery

Simon’s Decorating & Design – Where Furniture Meets Passion & Care

Simon’s Decorating & Design is a residential and commercial interior designer, furniture restoration and custom furniture firm based out of Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 1990, Simon’s Decorating & Design has helped thousands of clients across the Greater New York area get extraordinary service for their interior space from custom upholstery work, window treatments, leather work, and much more.
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We believe that interior design can have a significant impact on your quality of life, whether at home or at work. This is why we continue to provide an impressive range of solutions from consultation to design and restoration work to all our clients.
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Our ultimate goal is to create exclusive and appealing designs for homes, offices, and other interior spaces. What We Do We Don’t Just Service Your Interior Space – We Create Experiences Simon’s Decorating & Design follows

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