Leather furniture is a sure-fire way to bring a touch of style and sophistication to your home. The feel of leather furniture is as luxurious as its design but the joy doesn’t stop there. Leather is also a very practical material as it is easy to clean, stain resistant and wipes down in a jiffy. Whether for practical or purely aesthetic purposes, leather is applicable to any room in the house, including the bedroom.
Leather Bedroom Furniture
When talking about leather bedroom furniture, one must of course begin with the bed itself. As with any standard bed, leather beds come in several styles such as platform, canopy, and sleigh. The latter is currently the most popular. There also exists single bedding in colors suited to match your leather bed. Leather beds are available in many colors but the quiet confidence of black and brown are often the most suitable. A platform leather bed looks incredibly stately as it rises off the floor, sporting a smooth, shiny headboard and footboard. Along with its eye-pleasing, supple elegance comes the comfort of knowing that your head won’t crack against a stiff, wooden headboard in the middle of the night. Some platform beds are equipped with storage drawers underneath, these are also often covered in shiny leather.
Leather canopy beds are not as popular as other leather bedroom furniture, chiefly because many people prefer the posts to be made of wood. They do, however, exist for those with a taste for the unusual. Sleigh leather beds are similar in looks to their platform cousins, but are more efficient in design.
Another piece of furniture that can often be found in people’s bedrooms is the clothes hamper. Though wicker and cloth hampers do the job just as well, a hamper covered in leather adds pizzazz to the rather mundane duty of holding dirty clothes until washing. A leather covering will also hide the underlying, unappealing knowledge of what lies within. Some people would simply rather not see the less attractive side of life (this is further illustrated by the existence of leather toilet seat covers).
For bedrooms large enough to warrant one, a leather sitting chair is a nice companion piece to the bed. Of course, it should be the same color as the bed and it doesn’t need to be as large as a recliner. These items simply there to accommodate a guest or loved one while you laze in your bed, or while they nurse you back to health if you’re under the weather. They usually fill a purely aesthetic role or are used as a place to pile clothes but they are just as useful as a place to sit whilst you put on your socks.
Leather bedroom furniture is calming and tasteful. It is quite comforting to turn in after a stressful day, surrounded by the graceful style offered by leather. Those that already the luxuriance of leather in the bedroom will tell you that the peace of mind that comes from the joy of a beautiful room can lead to an equally peaceful sleep.