Leather - The Timeless Material That Warms Up Any Room

Leather furniture is incredibly chic and instantly brings sophistication and warmth to any room. And whether you’re eying a leather sofa, armchair, bench, or another piece, these furnishings come in a huge range of colors, styles, and upholstery choices. You may be surprised to learn that leather material for furniture is great in homes with kids and pets.

Two young women sit on the floor next to a brown leather sofa from Cardi's Furniture

More Than Just Beauty and Durability

Leather is tough and not as porous as other materials. But it’s also more hypoallergenic. With smoother and more impermeable surfaces, its surfaces don’t hold on to allergens like dust and dander. You also have many color options to choose from, plus grades and thicknesses of leather depending on your needs and preferences.

Easy To Clean

Dirt, spills, and messes come with the territory whether you’ve got children, pets, or both. Leather doesn’t soak up food, liquid, or other wet material like fabric can. This material is durable, stain-resistant, and much easier to keep clean. Some simple cleaning tips help your leather pieces look great for years to come:

  • Vacuum at least once weekly for pet hair, crumbs, and debris.
  • Use a damp microfiber cloth to clean up small spots and spills.
  • Wipe down with either plain water or a 50/50 white vinegar and water solution.
  • Dry with a microfiber or cotton cloth.

You may also want to consider applying a leather conditioner to maintain your furniture’s looks and durability. There are many options on the market, but we can recommend the best solutions for your specific furniture pieces.


Leather doesn’t absorb odors as readily as fabric, so it’s far less likely to smell. That’s why this material is an excellent choice for homes with kids, pets, or both. Weekly cleaning, as well as wiping up spills and messes right away, will ensure that your furnishings keep smelling fresh year after year.

Low Maintenance

With leather furniture, you eliminate the need for slipcovers or steam cleaning. Keeping it durable and attractive just requires a few simple steps. To avoid drying out or cracking, don’t place furnishings near heat sources such as fireplaces or space heaters. Also, don’t use household cleaners or soak any stains in water. It’s also best not to place leather in direct sunlight. Finally, remember that leather with protection can better handle scratches. If you have cats, consider protected or heavily protected pieces.


Leather sectionals, couches, loveseats, and armchairs also boost the comfort factor in your favorite rooms. How? Well, for one, they’re more breathable than fabric and help draw moisture away from your skin. Moreover, leather softens with time and use. Not only does your furniture feel even softer in a few years, but it also ages beautifully and adds character to any space.

Is Leather Furniture Kid-Friendly?

With many years of comfort and durability, your leather recliner, sofa, and loveseat are like old friends. They’re familiar favorite pieces you enjoy day after day. High-quality leather is also sturdy and can easily withstand boisterous kids at play or swipes from Kitty’s claws. But it offers even more benefits in your home.

Your Leather Furniture and Home Furnishings Store

You’ve now seen that furniture crafted from leather material that lasts is a great investment in homes with kids and pets. For close to a century, Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses have provided a huge selection of home furnishings at excellent prices and with superior customer service. Check out our inventory of leather furniture today. Got questions? Just fill out our contact form or reach out to one of our several store locations.