Choosing the Right Sofa: Fabric or Leather?


Choosing the Right Sofa: Fabric or Leather?

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Penna Motorised Leather Recliner Sofa with Adjustable Headrests

Whether it is furniture season or you’re simply looking to revamp your living space just in time for the holidays, being torn between all the options available is part and parcel of any redesigning adventure. The same is often experienced by homeowners when sofa shopping at furniture shops in Singapore. Confusing, to say the least, the quest for finding the perfect sofa will leave you torn over the type, configuration, and material to choose for your abode. Regardless of the interior design scheme you are aiming to recreate or personal style to imbue in the space, this guide aims to clarify one common question – should I buy a leather or fabric sofa? From their differences to the benefits of integrating either in your space, we cover them all.

Fabric Seater Sofa

Apollo-SFApollo L-Shape Fabric Sofa with Seat Cushions and Adjustable Headrest

There is no denying that the living room is one of the main spaces in our homes that places importance on its aesthetics. Functioning as a social space for friends and family to gather, you’ll not only want a sofa that requires low maintenance but also one that is comfortable. When you opt for fabric sofa seaters, you can rest assured that all boxes related to durability, stylistic appeal, and maintenance will be checked off with ease. At Cellini, our range of fabric sofas are available in a vast number of colour options – with multiple colour swatches to choose from, even the trickiest of interior designs will be able to find their perfect match!

Of course, colours and shades aren’t the only factors that need to be considered when finding a sofa that complements your living space. The configuration of the sofa is also a pivotal aspect that must be looked into. Limited on floor space and not too sure if you can even fit a large sofa set into your living room? From 2 seater fabric sofas to 3 seater fabric sofas, choices are aplenty. To save space in your small apartment, an L-shaped fabric couch is also a great option to push against your walls and keep the centre of the room open.

Looking for a fabric sofa that will take comfort to new heights? Fabric recliners like the Homer Motorise Fabric Recliner Sofa with USB Ports and High Backrest are equipped with the best mechanism that inclines the seat forward and outwards instead of backward. Therefore, even if you’ve pushed your fabric sofa close to the walls, reclining your chair and having a chilled day at home will be a breeze.

Busting Myths About Fabric Sofas


Ross Fabric Sofa with Removable Covers

One of the most common misconceptions about fabric sofas is that they can easily be ruined by stains and spills. Although this might have been the case years back, today, there are lots of innovators and furniture shops offering homeowners fabric sofas with removable covers or stain-resistant fabric textiles. For example, the Ross Fabric Sofa with Removable Covers for its seats and backrest cushions not only comes in modular options of L-shape or sets in 1 to 3 seater settings but its covers can also be removed and washed. Cellini also uses FabricGard in some sofas to maintain their pristine condition. FabricGard, which is used in the previously mentioned Homer Recliner Sofa, creates a permanent barrier of resistance against blemishes. So, if you have kids or furry friends, you’ll never have to worry about your furniture not holding up against pressure.

Leather Seater Sofa


Korus 3 Seater Leather Sofa with Adjustable Headrest

Hypoallergenic, elegant, comfortable, and chic – these are words often used to describe a leather sofa. Renowned for being one of the most long-lasting and easy to clean materials, leather sofas are the perfect investment piece. With some homeowners passing down their leather seaters as heirlooms, all it’ll take is a little bit of care, and you can rest assured that yours will last for years to come.

Beyond being one of the most stunning and desired materials in the interior world, the patina of leather sofas is also one other element revered by the masses. Adding character and depth to the furniture, imbuing your living space with a luxurious feel is just sofa set away. And like our collection of fabric sofas, Cellini also boasts a range of leather recliners. From the Penna to the Sho Motorised Leather Recliner Sofa, kick your legs up and sink into the luxuriously padded and spacious seats.

Busting Myths About Leather Sofas

Thought that leather sofas are only available in the standard tan colour? Well, you thought wrong! From bold Volcanic Orange to classic Black, there are several leather options when it comes to customising the upholstery of your sofa. This way, you’ll never have to worry about your furniture going out of trend or clashing with your interior scheme.

Not sure where to buy leather or fabric sofas in Singapore? From quality L-shaped fabric couches to other sofa options, Cellini has all your living and interior needs available on sale both in our furniture shop in Singapore and online. Visit our virtual showroom or head down to one of your stores in Singapore to get a closer look at our range of sofas.



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