This Featured Post is one I have written about before, I would always choose a leather sofa over a fabric one with children:
The addition of children to a family suddenly changes the dynamic of any household. Actually, let me rephrase – it changes EVERYTHING! From furniture and layouts that work for adults and look attractive and enticing to friends and family, there is a greater need for products that can remain good-looking and at the same time cope with the creativity and needs of young children.
My sons, and young children alike, love to experiment with all sorts of things in the home from a very early age. From climbing the stairs on their hands and knees, to stroking the dog, and touching, feeling and tasting everything in sight, this is a crucial stage in their development.
Don’t get me wrong, we all want to encourage our children in their development but sometimes we can’t help but grimace when we see them attacking the walls and in particular the furniture. It was just last week when my son James decided he’d do his colouring in on the sofa rather than the table in his room. I think we can all work out what happened next. Let’s just say my husband wasn’t best pleased.
Recently, my husband and I went in search of a sofa which would provide resistance to both adult clumsiness and our children’s desire to explore. After visiting many shops, searching online and exploring many different options, we came to the decision that leather is the only possible solution. Leather sofas can provide a very handy middle ground to suit the needs of both parties. They can remain good-looking and comfortable for adults, are soft and attractive for children of all ages and, crucially, can cope with the mess that so often comes with having a young family.
We eventually opted for the ‘Imogen’ leather sofas seen in the picture below; however, it was a tossup between the Moreton and the Liberty leather sofas from the Multiyork range. These are also ideal pieces of furniture for those with children of their own. Leather is a wipe clean surface, meaning parents don’t need to worry about the mess that children will make when they’re eating, or the mess and spilling of certain toys. Children can be as creative as they want, without the need for mummy and daddy to worry.
What’s more, the foam and fibre interior of the cushions on the Avola sofas, for example, allows children to climb and clamber without the risk of hurting themselves on wooden arms or anything similar.
Children need to be creative in order to help in their development, and it’s our job as parents to allow that and help their creativity flow freely. Having a child is of course a joyful time, but there are often a fair amount of worries in the minds of parents too. A leather sofa won’t take all those concerns away, but it’s one less thing to worry about – and the children can enjoy it just as much as the adults.