White fabric furniture is having a huge moment in home decor and design right now. We’re seeing a lot of bright, white walls paired with bright, white furniture in linen-like fabrics. As much as I love how crisp and beautiful white looks, I’ve found that white fabric furniture is not a practical choice for families with young children and pets. White fabric furniture looks fabulous in a magazine, but after a week (or even an hour!) in my living room it’s going to look dirty. My solution? Opt for genuine leather furniture in light & bright colours! You get the best of both worlds – the fresh look of white or cream with the durability and easy care of leather.

White leather sofa for kids and pets

Recently, I was able to try out this gorgeous creamy leather sofa from The Brick in our guest house. Doesn’t it look pretty in this room? It still has a classic look with the rolled arms and comfy cushions, but it’s covered in genuine leather.

White leather sofa for kids and pets

If you have puppies and kids like I do, you won’t have to freak out when they cover your leather sofa with mud or felt pens. Leather is super-easy to clean, and it lasts a long time. I don’t want to be constantly worried about my furniture getting ruined or continuously cleaning it, so that’s why I still love leather furniture in main areas where kids and pets are present.

Have a look at this video that shares more about my love for leather furniture and the beautiful Layla sofa:

Curious about the other pieces in our guest house living room? You can see all of that info here.

Now I’d love to hear from YOU! Have an upholstered furniture question you want answered? Wondering how to arrange your pieces, what material to choose with your paint colour, or how to find the best upholstered piece for your family’s needs? Comment below or on our social media channels (either mine or The Brick’s). You never know: next month we might help you turn your living space into something fabulous!

Chat with me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter about your Year of Upholstery (#yearofupholstery) question or chat with the Brick on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I CAN’T WAIT to answer more design questions and work with The Brick to come up with some more exciting ideas for you!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Brick. As always, all of the opinions here are my own. I only recommend companies that I use and love myself.