8 Leather Sofas for an Effortlessly Chic Living Room

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Sofas are the focal point of a living room. Also, more often than not, they're where you spend most of your time while at home, so it makes sense to invest in something that will last—and get even better with age.

A leather sofa is sure to become a tried and true staple in your home. Sturdy enough to withstand a playful pet, yet plush enough to soften and mold around you with use, leather is a standout material, it also goes well with just about every decor style.

Today there are more and more colors to choose from in lieu of traditional black or brown hues. This gives you the freedom mix and match—and create your dream living space. While it is true that leather furniture can be expensive, we've rounded up the best picks for every budget, so you don't let a price tag stop you from buying your perfect sofa.

Here, the best leather sofas.

Best Overall: Burrow Slope Nomad Leather Sofa

Burrow has created a new approach to the perfect sofa, with pieces that feel expensive but aren’t nearly as pricey as the industry standard. Built to last for years, this sofa comes in two leather color choices and three finish options for its sturdy, wooden mid-century style legs. Not only that, but it also has two arm heights available to choose from, and Burrow offers add-ons for now or later if you decide you want them (like a matching chaise or ottoman).

Plus, the Nomad sofa comes with a built-in USB charger so you can charge your phone while you watch Netflix. This size is 86.5 inches long but you can also get it in a larger size, as well as a sectional option.

All Burrow sofas ship for free within a week and they have a 30-day return policy.

Best Traditional Style: Pottery Barn Buchanan Roll Arm Leather Sofa

An English roll arm sofa is a classic style that never gets old. Many times, these types of couches are large and unwieldy, and sometimes overstuffed (think a cozy British cottage look). Not so with this compact version, which provides all the comfort of the original style, but with an updated, modern twist. The firm, yet incredibly comfortable cushions are supported by special springs that promote even support, making it a spot you'll want to hang out on for hours.

Upholstered with top-grain leather, this sofa will develop a rich patina over the years—which only adds to the timeless look. With over 30 tasteful hues to choose from, you'll be certain to find the one that's perfect for you.

Available in a loveseat, sofa, or grand sofa, these couches take six weeks plus to be delivered.

Best Sectional: Poly & Bark Napa Right Sectional Sofa

For those lucky enough to have copious amounts of space, having a sectional is the ultimate luxury. Imagine being able to relax while watching TV without being mostly on top of your roommate/significant other/friend? Luxury. This beautiful leather sofa hits the mark in the style department, and there are a lot of sectionals that we certainly couldn’t say the same for.

Plus, the Italian leather it's made with is that perfect look that leather gets after being a little worn—in the best way possible. No one will believe it’s not vintage! Feel like straying from the standard brown or tan and looking for something with a little more color? Lucky for you, this sectional also comes in a deep blue, as well as a left sectional option as well.

Shipping is fast with this brand and the sofa can be put together in under five minutes. Plus, a 30-day return policy.

Best Mid-Century Style: Article Timber Charme Leather Sofa

In the market for a sofa that looks mid-century but is modern-made? This classic sofa has everything you want from a vintage sofa without any previous owners or an extra high price tag. With a super-soft leather that will only get better with the years, it’s filled with a combination of polyester and down so that it’s firm but still soft and cozy.

Although both leather options are beautiful, we especially love this light tan color and can see this leather couch styled with anything from bright, graphic pillows to a chunky-knit neutral throw. That’s the beauty of a natural material like leather—it goes with just about anything! Article also makes the shipping and buying process a breeze, which helps if it's your first time purchasing a large piece of furniture online. Plus, the sofa can be put together in five minutes.

Best Budget: Wayfair Carson Genuine Leather 89" Rolled Arm Sofa

For a real leather sofa without the hefty price tag usually associated with one, this sofa from Wayfair is a great option. At 89 inches wide, it's spacious enough to accommodate friends and family with ease. With a slightly mid-century look, the design is streamlined and will work with most any decor style—just add some accent pillows to give it your own spin.

Despite the affordable price, there are lots of options for customization that you would normally get from a higher-ticket item. Choose from a whopping 15 different color options and two leg finishes to make it your own.

Best Small Space: West Elm Hamilton Leather Sofa

At 70 inches wide, this sofa is an excellent option for someone that doesn’t have a lot of living space but wants to comfortably binge-watch Netflix with ease. Fair warning—because it’s made to order, it may not be the right choice for someone looking for a very immediate decorating solution. But, if you’re upgrading and can wait a few weeks for a new sofa, it’s a beautiful, timeless silhouette that we promise won’t leave you with buyer’s remorse.

There are six real leather colors to choose from and four vegan leather options. The cushions on this one are especially welcoming—each polyfill base is wrapped in down to optimize comfort.

Best Sleeper: Crate & Barrel Barrett Leather Queen Sleeper

If you frequently have guests crashing at your place and need extra sleeping space, this is for you. This sleeper sofa quickly and easily folds out into a cozy queen-sized bed. In the past, sleeper sofas tend to sacrifice style in favor of function, but this has a modern, chic look.

With 10 neutral shades to choose from, this sofa is pretty much guaranteed to work with whatever color schemes you already have going in your living room. As another bonus, the structure of the sofa is crafted from kiln-dried hardwood that prevents warping, a top-of-the-line suspension system, and safety features so the transformation from sofa to bed is seamless.

Best Chesterfield: Anthropologie Lyre Chesterfield Two-Cushion Sofa

If you’re in the market for a classic leather sofa that also feels super luxe and modern, this one from Anthropologie is for you. Chesterfield is a classic British design that's been around since the 17th century. With a high, tufted back and firm, structured cushions, it typically signifies old-world prestige—but this modern version is anything but stuffy.

With 17 fun leather colors to choose from—think ruby red, Caribbean blue, or Citrine—this sofa turns the traditional Chesterfield look upside down. Customize every detail from the leg finishes to the width, and get ready to have a showstopping piece for your home.

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