Even though my apartment is already fully furnished, I am always on the lookout for beautiful leather items to add to my interior or to collect Pinterest images for inspiration for future homes. But where can we place our leather furniture?
There are a few truly classical pieces everyone will think of when I say ‘leather furniture’. One of those pieces is the leather chesterfield. The leather couch with deep buttoned upholstery which characteristics the old time favorite. Not that I am a huge history fanatic something I do wonder why does the leather couch look like this and how did it earn his name. Apparently, Google can tell me that Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield was the first to request a leather couch with deep buttoned upholstery. Well, Lord Phillip if you only knew how popular your couch is nowadays… even that popular many fake chesterfields are made and copied. Although a good Chesterfield is made of a good quality of leather and can endure multiple lifetimes!
Dining room – leather covered table top
If you are handy you can do a lot with leather. I’ve seen some leather covered stairs, leather covered walls but one I might actually try one day. Is the leather covered table top. I love it when you could actually see who sat where due to stains and scratches over the years. It will tell a story of hours of dining and chatting, having fun, having a cry and much more.
Living room – leather furniture and accessories everywhere
From the dining room to the living room, in each room, you could add a hint of leather. In the living room, you could add leather cushions, a leather pouf or even leather lamp shades. A well known, example of leather in the living room is the full hide on the floor, from fluffy hides near the fireplace to decorative zebra printed cowhides. Besides, a beautiful leather coaster such as the ones I’ve made for Christmas last year would be quite fancy on your
Bathroom – just small details
Unless you have some good finishes, leather is not best friend with water. So not that often do you see leather incorporated in the bathroom. Although there are ofcourse some small details you could add. Towel rings,
Bedroom – a true eye catcher
A beautiful leather headboard, for example, would be an amazing item and eye catcher in the bedroom. It could be a bit masculine for the man, and still classy and chic for the woman. Here you could also throw in some extra leather cushions for decorations!
Hall – create warmth
A hallway is often cold, dull and lacks inspiration. Why don’t you spice it up a little with some leather pieces? A leather loop coat rack
Kitchen – quite trendy
Leather in the kitchen is quite trendy nowadays, from leather pulls, coasters, and even oven mittens. You can choose
Go on and on
I could go on and on with ideas where you could introduce some leather items. Go on for the hunt for leather bound books for in the library, add a leather belt for your collecting curtains. Well, as you can read, there is a possibility to incorporate leather furniture into every room you want. You might not have thought about leather but it’s an amazing texture in combination with wood, stone, glass or metals. Currently, I got a leather couch (not a Chesterfield…:( ), and some leather accessories but I know I will have more when I’ve more space!