Using leather in home decor may not be very usual, but it can be very interesting, bold and creative. There are plenty of ways the leather can be used for decorating home, and it can be used in different rooms and for different pieces of furniture. The blog called Leather in Italy will give you plenty of useful information about the use of leather for various purposes, and in this article we will give you some advice and ideas on how to use it for home decoration.
Think outside the box – leather is not the first material that comes to mind when you think of home decoration or the material for furniture. Even when people use leather in the apartment, they usually opt for a leather armchair or sofa. There is no doubt that an armchair or sofa made of leather can make the space look bold and stylish, but keep in mind that there are plenty of other ways to use leather for home decor. A combination of wood and leather can look very stylish and sophisticated on a dresser, bedside table or coffee table in a living room. Also, you can use this combination for kitchen cabinets, to give them the look that is cozy and contemporary at the same time. Do not be afraid to think of many options and to experiment. You may be surprised by the results.
Make leather tiles – another aspect of thinking outside the box when it comes to leather is using it for other purpose than furniture. There are leather tiles that can be used for walls and floors, and if you decide to renovate the apartment, by using leather tiles, you achieve a completely new look without even buying new furniture. You can use leather tiles to add accent to any wall in the room, or as an addition to Oriental rug on the floor in the office or living room.
Do not overdo it – even though leather can look stylish, contemporary and in dark tones very powerful and strong, it is not advisable to overdo it. Using too much leather can end up in tacky rather than sophisticated look of your apartment or office. For example, if you decide to use leather sofa and armchairs in the living room, do not use leather tiles, floors or accent elements as well. On the other hand, if you have several leather pieces of furniture which do not dominate the space, you can still play with some small details and accents, but avoid buying a leather sofa and armchairs which will dominate the room.
Keep it simple – if you consider leather to be too bold for your apartment, you can still incorporate it into the design, without it taking the main role. You can use picture frames in black leather, which will not take control over your wall, but it will still give it accent and make it stand out. Using small leather pieces such as drawer pulls, dresser handles, storage boxes or cushions will make the furniture interesting without the leather taking the main role.