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7 Best Leather Sofas

The best leather sofas of 2024, the official list. With expert commentary from Jessica Harris, Living Spaces’ resident interior designer, we’ve scoured customer favorites, top-rated durability and the highest-quality features to make the path to finding the best leather design for your own space a breeze.

Best Overall

1. Moana

Best Features: - solid wood frame - unique leather color - high-end feel

Size: 87"W x 38"D x 40"H

Why Jessica Loves It: "It's an easy, updated piece. The color blue soothes and works great across coastal, mountain and desert homes. And the recliner brings the classic style into a modern era."

Actual Customer Review: “These look very luxurious and are super comfortable. We wanted a streamlined look, but still wanted comfort. These answered both needs. Everyone who's seen them has commented on them.” - Gusty

Shop Best Overall - Moana
2. Hudson

Best Features: - contemporary vibes - best seller piece of furniture - highest quality look

Size: 83"W x 38"D x 35"H

Why Jessica Loves It:"The brown legs blend unnervingly into the brown leather for an instant cool factor. And as for the color itself, it's so versatile; style with any color throw pillows to go warm, cool, bright, muted and any other direction!"

Actual Customer Review: “The sofa is really beautiful and comfortable. It sits so well and looks fantastic in our living room. It's a great piece for the price.” - S VanDyke

Shop Best Overall - Hudson

Best for Small Living Rooms

3. Burton

Best Features: - kiln-dried hardwood frame - comfy foam + innerspring seat cushions - great for small living spaces

Size: 91"W x 42"D x 31"H

Why Jessica Loves It: “It can be left by itself, or placed in a configuration. I love the honey color, which seems perfect for the soft and supple feel that comes with this 100% leather piece.”

Actual Customer Review: “Absolutely fabulous! The leather is so nice and comfortable!” - Wawawanda

Shop Best for Small Living Room - Burton
4. Moana

Best Features: - real leather upholstery - multiple color options - reclining back cushions

Size: 87"W x 38"D x 40"H

Why Jessica Loves It: “The color is soothing, just like its reclining features and laidback profile. I love this for modern tailored living rooms-turned-theaters.”

Actual Customer Review: “Very comfortable, just the right size, color is great and looks great in my living room.” - Tony cota

Shop Best Reclining Leather Sofa - Moana

Best for a Splurge

5. Burton
Best Features: - no armrests - great for small living spaces - semi-aniline leather

Size: 91"W x 42"D x 31"H

Why Jessica Loves It: “It's like the equivalent of crisp jeans and a nice soft tee — the kind of style you can live in but will always remain classy and polished."

Actual Customer Review: “This couch is amazing, super comfy and plenty of room for the entire family to stretch out! Great for family movie night!” - Breyes97

Shop Best for a Splurge - Burton

6. Moana

Best Features: - modern look - top-grain leather

Size: 87"W x 38"D x 40"H

Why Jessica Loves It: "It looks simple and classic — you don't see the USB ports, recliners, and separated reclining seat functions. All you see is comfort."

Actual Customer Review: “Excellent value, soft leather, very comfortable recliner. Electronics work well and quietly.” - Leftenent

Shop Best for a Splurge - Moana

Best for a Budget

7. Hudson

Best Features: - square arms - pairs with Hudson loveseat - high-quality feel leather couch

Size: 83"W x 38"D x 35"H

Why Jessica Loves It:

"Unlike Burton and Moana, Hudson is all about clean lines. It's an on-trend square shape and structured frame. I think the contrast with the soft, stuffed cushioning enhances a comforting appeal."

Actual Customer Review: “Classic good looking sofa, well constructed with quality leather, and at an affordable price.” - GregW

Shop Best for a Budget - Hudson

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What is the Best Quality Leather for Sofas?

The "best" can depend on your personal preference and your budget. Here, however, is a breakdown of the leather types to help guide your decision.
  • Full-Grain: Considered the highest quality leather available, full-grain leather features the entire grain layer, with no surface alterations. It retains the natural surface with visible pores, scars, and other imperfections. Over time, it develops a patina, enhancing its beauty.
  • Top-Grain: This is the second-highest quality of leather. It's similar to full-grain, but the top layer has been sanded down to remove imperfections, resulting in a smoother and more uniform look. It’s still durable but doesn't develop the same patina as full-grain over time.
  • Split: Comes from the fibrous part of the hide that remains after the top-grain has been separated. It's generally tougher and more affordable than full-grain or top-grain but doesn’t offer the same aesthetic or durability.

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