Sofa trends come and go, and some even make almighty comebacks - with a big nod to the 60's happening at the moment - but one design has really stood the test of time: the leather sofa. The beauty of a leather sofa is its ability to slot into a variety of interior styles, from cosy country and shabby-chic, to more contemporary, paired back looks.


What are the benefits of a leather sofa?

While fabric sofas can look particularly glamorous, and not to mention the overwhelming number of colour and material options to consider, leather sofas tend to be more durable. Leather is a tough material that's well suited to the typical wears and tears of living room life, whether that's spillages, energetic children or pets.

What's more, leather sofas offer a timeless look. A sofa is a hefty investment, so you want a design that'll outlast interior trends. The classic brown and black leather sofas allow for easy accessorising, so you can repaint walls, treat yourself to new cushions and change your colour scheme without having to deal with the hassle of changing your sofa too.

We've rounded up a list of our favourite leather sofas, for all styles, room sizes and budgets. We appreciate the high cost of real leather, and you may prefer an animal-free option, so we've included a number of vegan options too.

For more stylish sofas, browse our roundup of the best sofa beds.

Best leathers sofa for 2023

Chesterfield Faux Leather Sofa

Brown faux leather sofa
  • Sofa dimensions: 90 x 224 x 72cm

We love the distinct look of a Chesterfield sofa, and leather Chesterfield sofas work particularly well for achieving a dark academia vibe. Surround with cluttered book shelves, dark shades and decorative foliage, make sure you've got a decent floor lamp nearby, and you've got yourself the perfect reading space.

This leather sofa is a three seater - great for large gatherings - but you can also opt for the two seater or armchair model, or of course mix and match to create your ideal seating setup.

Made of faux leather, this is a more affordable option in comparison to the real leather designs, but it doesn't compromise on style. The buttoned back and rolled arms make it quite the statement piece.

John Lewis and Swoon Leather Sofa, soft touch blue

Swoon leather sofa
  • Sofa dimensions: 80 x 205 x 137cm

While we tend to think of browns and blacks with leather sofas, there are some colourful options available too. The sleek nature of this chic design caught our eye, and we love the subtlety of the blue - unique without being too loud.

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John Lewis and popular sofa retailer Swoon - renowned for its on-trend statement sofas - have partnered up to create this gorgeous leather sofa. This design has a regal feel, and if you've got the space it would look great at the end of a bed. To add to its luxurious vibe, this sofa is covered with a soft touch leather for the most comfortable of seats.

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Swyft 2 Seater Faux Leather Sofa, chestnut

Brown leather sofa
  • Sofa dimensions: 82 x 175 x 85cm

If you're a fan of Mid-century interior, this Swyft leather sofa is likely to take your fancy. The sharp lines and rounded cushions create a pleasing contrast, and the slightly cracked exterior gives off the effect of real leather.

This sofa is certainly on the pricier side considering it's faux leather, however the look of this design really stands out. Another plus, Swyft sofas arrive in a box, so you don't need to worry about narrow doorways.

Steyning 3 Seater Vegan Leather Sofa Bed

Three seater vegan leather sofa
  • Sofa dimensions: 81 x 172 x 94cm

We love the simplicity of this vegan leather sofa from Wayfair, and at under £300, it's super value. We'd say 70's décor springs to mind with this design - pair with bold patterns and prints, splashes of orange and dark wood.

This is another sofa bed design. Simply clic-clac the bed into place, and treat your guests to a bed for the night.

Rene 3 Seater Leather Sofa

Yellow leather sofa
  • Sofa dimensions: 76 x 94 x 226cm

Feeling bold? A yellow sofa is a fabulous look - an instant burst of sunshine to bring your room to life. With its clean lines, this sofa would work well in a minimalist vibe, and we adore the retro feel. Place next to a triangle coffee table to add to the vintage theme.

While the yellow took our fancy, this sofa is also available in a number of more muted colours so you can find a design that works for your colour scheme. This design is 100% leather.

Halo Earle Chesterfield 2 Seater Leather Sofa

Chesterfield leather sofa
  • Sofa dimensions: 78 x 181 x 97cm

This is the second Chesterfield sofa in our roundup, but as the price tag indicates, this sofa is made of leather so it's the real deal. Just looking at its satisfying creases and rich brown colour, you can practically smell the leather.

The rustic finish gives the sofa a sense of character, and this design would suit an eclectic study, or paired back, open living room perfectly.

Choose between (these wonderfully quirky colour names) Antique Whisky (as shown) and the slightly lighter, Riders Nut.

2 Seater Honeypot Faux Leather Sofa

Black faux leather sofa
  • Sofa dimensions: 80 x 190 x 85cm

For a compact faux leather sofa for a smaller space, give this boxy-style sofa a try. Featuring a tufted back and foam filled cushions, this is a leather sofa you can sink into for a night in front of the telly.

The sturdy arms and block wooden feet give it a solid look - a sofa you won't have to be too precious about.

Faux Leather Corner Sofa with Storage

Black leather sofa bed with storage
  • Sofa dimensions: 197 x 248 x 86cm

If you're fed up of stepping on children's toys, or having a cluttered coffee table, a sofa with additional storage could work well for you. This faux leather sofa lifts up, so you can keep blankets, puzzles and bedding underneath. This design also functions as a sofa bed, so it's a useful find for busy households with guests popping in and out.

As a corner sofa, this is the ultimate lounger - ideal for movie marathons and relaxing Sundays binging a series. There are other colours available, including a vibrant red, if you'd rather opt for a brighter design.


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Rachel HowatsonDigital Writer

Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.