Leather Chairs

Written by Christa Gatewood
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When decorating a home or office, one of the most important things to ask is, "Will this piece be a good investment?" Quality furniture can last for a lifetime, fits into practically any design and never goes out of style. It is that way with quality leather chairs.

Leather chairs can be found in a variety of colors, styles and price points. However, for a piece that will last indefinitely, the middle to higher price points are appropriate. The cheaper leather chairs are often made from poorer quality leather that will crack and tear with use and wear. The more expensive leather chairs, on the other hand, will only improve with age and the leather will become even softer.

Styles of Leather Chairs

When most people think of leather chairs, an image of the oversized "Captain's Chair" comes to mind. While that type of chair is still quite popular, there are now many different styles to choose from. For example, leather chairs that fit into the contemporary design incorporate cleaner lines and more geometric designs. They can be bought with or without a matching ottoman depending on the amount of available room space.

Reclining chairs can also be found in leather and make an excellent addition to a TV room or a home theater. While these often cost significantly more than non-reclining leather chairs, for some, the function is worth the added cost. Dining chairs in leather are also a timeless choice as well as a comfortable one. Such chairs can be matched with any dining table creating a unique furniture set.


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