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Leather: How to Use This Supple Texture Beyond the Sofa

Stephanie Kratz
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December 6, 2017

Leather is a material that's often used by homeowners looking to add a luxurious element to their home decor. However, many mistakenly think that using leather in the home is restricted to leather couches and occasional chairs, but this isn’t the case.

Leather can be used in several unique and tasteful ways that add to the personality of your home's interior design.

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Leather on Floors

Not many homeowners realize this, but leather makes for a fantastic floor covering. Not only does leather provide the same warm and natural appeal as hardwood flooring, but it also adds a unique visual element. Additionally, leather tends to stay at room temperature just like stone, making it one of the most comfortable flooring materials to walk on with your bare feet. If covering your entire floor with leather seems like a little much, consider a leather rug.

Leather on Walls

Leather tiles can also be used on walls to create a warm, cozy feel and a masculine touch. They're durable and require minimal maintenance — all you'll need to do is dust them occasionally and wax and buff them from time to time. Using leather for your walls and floors can also help soundproof your home, preventing noise from traveling through the floors and walls.

If you're looking to make use of all the qualities of leather without having to cover all of your walls, leather blinds are also a great option.

If you’d rather introduce leather into your interior design in a less grand way, think about using leather as a top for a table or desk. You can also find some beautiful leather lamp shades that will certainly spruce up your home décor.

For more advice on using leather in the home or for any other home design needs, contact Stephanie Kratz Interiors.

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