Leather is renowned for its durability, comfort and aesthetics which make it a great choice for bedroom furniture.

Leather beds have become extremely popular in recent years as they are stylish and easy to clean which make them a highly practical and attractive choice. Some people, however, do believe that leather is not a sensible choice for a bedroom due to the high price and modern look and style.

To help you decide whether a leather bed is the right choice for your bedroom take a look at these advantages and disadvantages of investing in a new bed made of real or faux leather.


o The main benefit of a leather bed is that they bring style and elegance to a room. The smooth finish and clean lines of these beds suit modern bedrooms perfectly.

o Just because a bed is made from leather, it doesn't mean that brown is the only colour available. Leather is available in every shade from black and chocolate brown through to cream and white so you are sure to find a colour to match your bedroom decor.

o Leather beds are very easy to maintain and can be wiped clean with a cloth or vacuumed to remove dust. You can give your leather bed a good clean with a damp cloth to remove any grime and using natural soap can often get rid of tough stains.

o Leather is extremely durable and actually looks better as it ages. Even if your leather bed receives the odd scratch, mark or worn patch, this can actually enhance the look of the leather.


o Real leather beds can be quite expensive but it is best to invest in quality leather if you want durability and a great look. Although faux cheap leather beds can look good, it's difficult to beat the elegant look of genuine leather. If you opt for a kingsize leather bed then you could pay anything around £800 for a quality item.

o If you are vegetarian then you may feel that real leather beds are not an ethical choice so you could choose a faux leather bed instead, if you wanted a similar look to genuine leather.

o If you have a very traditional bedroom then the modern look of leather beds could seem out of place. However, if you look around you should be able to find a more classic design with a scrolled top such as the leather sleigh beds which will suit a traditionally decorated room.

Leather beds are a superb choice for a durable, comfortable and elegant bed. If you have the money then investing in the best bed you can afford will mean you will have an attractive addition to your bedroom for many years.

Source by Peter Zelst