Are leather couches still in style? Interior designers weigh in |


Leather couches can often be associated with dated interiors, a furniture piece that is no doubt less commonly embraced than it once was. Often acting as a statement piece in the home, leather couches can be a bold decor choice. But, leather couches don’t have to equate to the bulky and cold-feeling ones we saw lots in the 2010s; they can also reflect a sleek and design-led look when done right. 

We spoke to interior designers to get their advice on how to embrace the leather couch while ensuring a stylish look that doesn’t feel dated. Keep reading to learn from their design expertise to channel this classic interior design trend. 

Are leather couches still in style? 

traditional living room with tan leather sofa and dark blue-green walls with will art

(Image credit: Future, Polly Eltes Photography)

‘Leather sofas are like the cool kids of interior design – always in style and loved by many,’ says interior designer Soledad Alzaga. ‘Some people are drawn to their classy look and how they get better with time, developing that unique worn-in look. Some people find them a bit stiff or think they bring too much of a serious, masculine feel to the room. It’s all about personal taste and what makes you feel comfortable and cozy in your space.’

Soledad Alzaga
Soledad Alzaga

San Francisco-based Interior designer Soledad Alzaga has worked on designs projects in San Francisco, Sonoma, Atherton, New York, Martha’s Vineyard, Los Angeles, Mexico and Argentina.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *