Leather furniture tends to be statement furniture, but there is an inherent risk. Leather can skew to the more traditional, formal side of design, while darker finishes can feel visually heavy. Luckily, there are a few ways to style leather furniture that keep it casual and help it serve as a grounding piece to a space with a lot going on. The key to keeping that fabulous leather furniture from weighing things down is simple – balancing the space with a few layering and accessorizing tricks.

Keep it Light

If your leather furniture is dark,the-find-reno-leather-chair-ottoman find balance with lighter shades (and actual light) in surrounding accents. Pair that dark leather with lighter coffee or side tables, light walls, lightly textured pillows and throws, or nearby task lighting. It’s an easy way to even things out.

Add Visual Interest & Space

Furniture sets leave a lot to be desired, and leather furniture seats in particular tend to feel dowdy, dark, and overly formal. Breaking up furniture sets can lighten the visual weight for more breathing room and give you room for a little creatively. Try pairing a chic upholstered chair with that leather sofa for visual appeal and style.

Layer It

Adding layers can keep an oversized leather chair or sofa from dominating a space. Work on a few levels – the idea is to incorporate other furnishings, like console tables, ottomans, bookcases, rugs, and decor pieces, to create an interesting, balanced effect with wonderful contrast and texture. The trick to balancing something heavy is usually to add something light and airy.

the-find-reno-leather-bench-seatingThink Beyond the Standard Leather Chair

Yes, the leather chair or sofa can be classic, but there are so many wonderful pieces you can add to bring leather into your design. At The Find in Reno, we have amazing leather sofas and chairs, but we also have decor pieces like pillows, ottomans, benches, and other fabulous leather pieces.

Come to The Find in Reno to check out our selection of leather furniture and accessories, or for pieces that will help balance and enhance the leather you already have at home. We’re open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and we can help you find exactly the right leather furniture for your home and style.