Live, Love, Leather
Live, Love, Leather
When considering leather, we tend to see it through a one-dimensional lens. Rather, leather has many multi-faceted uses! It is dynamic material that can change the feel of an entire space and a luxurious material that can add depth and character to any room. Here are a few different ways you can use leather to enhance your space.
One of leather’s impactful effects is balance. It’s important that your space has a good balance of leather, since too much can be overwhelming. This is particularly true if your space has a darker colour palate. It’s important to couple leather with lighter tones so that things feel more balanced. Leather tends to be a noticeable piece in a space, which makes it a great material to use for a statement focal piece.
Leather tends to work well with other materials, like wood or suede. While mixing up too many materials can be overwhelming, layering with wood or suede is a great way to add some character to the piece while still keeping things cohesive.
When dealing with larger leather pieces, it’s probably a good idea to accessorize with accents made up of different materials. Accent pieces like chairs, textiles and throws are often the most aesthetically appealing items that can add depth to a room that utilizes leather.
Match Your Style
No matter the interior style, leather tends to works well in any situation. As a result, it’s important to understand the theme of your interiors so that you’re choosing the type of leather that works best. There’s a good chance you'll be anchoring a space in your home with a large leather focal piece, so make sure to choose the style of leather that reflects the rest of the space well. For a more modern look and appeal, think highly structured and accented with brushed metals like chrome. Traditional spaces require more detail and should incite a more timeless feel. It's imperative to visualize what you want the final product of your space to look like so that you can choose the correct leather options.