The Benefits of Leather Sofas
Allergy sufferers often do better with leather sofas because leather doesn’t harbor dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens as easily as the fabric does.
A leather sofa can lend a certain elegance to a room that is hard to duplicate in fabric. Leather Chesterfield-style sofas are very traditional, but as a rule, leather sofas are typically more trendy than their fabric counterparts. If you like a contemporary or modern look, leather sofas tend to appear sleeker and high end in a space than fabric does.
No, this isn't a typo. I also listed care as an advantage to leather sofas, because really, the care involved in each sofa depends upon your household. The leather is very easy to clean - usually requiring a light dusting or rub down a couple of times a year - where fabric needs to be vacuumed and cleaned regularly.
However, both leather and fabric are easy to clean and care for if your lifestyle is suited to the finish.