I’ve noticed a trend lately of leather accents popping up all over the home. While it once seemed that leather was only found in the living room, especially on big ugly oversized sofas (good riddance 80’s/90’s poofy leather sofa) – the options are looking SO much better now. Retro trends such as sleek mid-century modern style leather sofas are gaining back popularity, and people are using leather in different ways throughout their space to add interest, warmth, and style – and good style at that. Here are 9 ways to incorporate a little leather into into every area of your home.
No room for a full bar cart? Add a [1:] Accent Tray with Leather Handles to the top of your buffet, or inside an armoire and set it up as a mini bar. Bonus: it’s easily portable if you need to take it to another space in your home, or even outside to entertain.
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A little leather is all you need in the this room to make a big statement here. Try mixing some leather accents in via the [2:] Pillows on your bed. A mix of softer tones with darker leather will make for a dramatic effect. For another subtle change, switch the drawer pulls of your dresser with [3:] Leather Pulls. This can help refresh the look of any piece of furniture easily.
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A mirror is a great addition to any entryway. Try placing a [4:] Mirror with a Leather Strap near your door – allowing you to double check your look before running out for the day – and the mirror looks great too!
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The kitchen is an unexpected, but great place to add a little leather. Because leather is actually a pretty durable and cleanable material, adding a bar stool such as this [5:] Industrial Metal and Leather stool can add a chic touch to your kitchen seating while keeping it is easy to wipe clean and looking great. Plants are another great addition to the kitchen, especially fresh herbs that can be quickly grabbed and throw into whatever you’re cooking. These [6:] planters with leather straps won’t take up any counter space, and will add a touch of greenery.
The use of floor “poufs” have been a popular addition to home decor lately in every living space (even outside). They add extra seating, are easily moveable, and look great. These [7:] Tan Leather Moroccan poufs are a great leather accent to add to a child’s bedroom that is both stylish and functional. Low to the ground (like the kiddos) they offer a comfy place to sit while playing or reading a book, and offer a tired moms a place to rest their feet during late nights.
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Leather and the office seem to go hand in hand, but too much of it can make a room feel heavy or too masculine. Small touches can keep your office space feeling strong and professional, without overdoing it. This [9:] Leather Sling Side table adds just a little leather in a discreet way – and is the perfect place for storing books or magazines. If adding leather to your space is not possible, try this [8:] Leather Scented Candle to add a warm, rich sent to any room of your house.
While leather in the home is not for everyone, it’s definitely making a comeback in home decor. It’s no longer reserved for just the sofa, a few leather accents can go a long way to add some simple, stylish touches in any room of the house.
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