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Top Leather Sectional Picks from the Experts

by Angela Maple

brown leather sectional

Who says that a leather sectional is just for home theaters or large living rooms? A living room sectional can come in all shapes and sizes to fit into your space to bring long-lasting durability, comfort, and timelessness for generations to come. Like wine, leather sectionals become finer with time, getting softer and more supple for everyone to sit and enjoy comfortably. Leather furniture is an iconic living room piece meant to change the look of your home and add additional seating for movie nights with the whole family.

Before taking home that leather sectional you’ve been eyeing, take a peek at our leather sectional guide for tips. Read for an in-depth breakdown of everything you need to know about leather furniture, our top picks, leather cleaning care, and even more living room sofa ideas for your home.  

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Why You Should Choose a Leather Sofa Sectional

Top Leather Sectional Picks

Home Décor to Accessorize a Living Room with Leather Sectionals


Why You Should Choose a Leather Sofa Sectional

If you have missed out on the joys of a sectional leather sofa, you’ve probably wondered what’s so great about a couch with sections. The surprising truth is that sectionals have transformed couches into small, movable, and shapeable pieces of furniture like a modular sectional. As one of the most versatile pieces, leather sectional sofas have revolutionized seating flexibility for homes.

So let us count the ways it’s beneficial to own a leather couch sectional in your humble abode.

#1: Easy to Maintain

Leather is one of the most durable and long-lasting materials designers and artisans could use to upholster furniture. This material can present a luxurious aesthetic when adequately cared for, which will be effortless with the right leather care since they are no trouble maintaining and stain-resistant.

#2: Customizable

Your leather reclining sectional doesn’t have to be plain old brown. Thanks to modern technology, sectionals can come in a variety of colors and shades, from the boldest of black leather sectionals to the mellowest of white leather sectionals and everything in between. But you can personalize your leather sectional, choosing from your pick of reclining options, add-ons like ottomans, and more to get the perfect sectional just for you.   

#3: Space-Saving

You’ve probably seen a few sectionals and thought they were much bigger than traditional sofas. There is also a chance you’ve thought there is no way such a massive piece of furniture could fit into your home. But sectional make up for their large and wide frames with shaping flexibility. Modular leather sectional couches can be reconfigured to fit in even a small studio room to provide more space in your living room. And if that doesn’t work, a small leather sectional would be a better option since it won’t impede the flow of foot traffic through your living room.  

#4 Easy to Move

We’ve all broken a sweat trying to get a traditional couch through a narrow hallway, tiny doorways, or tight corners. It’s a nightmare for all homeowners and renters to find their walls covered in scuff marks and patches of missing paint. But taking home a leather sectional sofa will feel like a dream since you can take it apart and bring it in piece-by-piece without nicking your pristine walls.  

#5 Complimentary to Most Floor Plans

As mentioned before, sectionals are flexible and easy to reconfigure for most home layouts. Regardless of how small or awkward your living room might be, you can arrange your tan leather sectional into “L” shapes to fit in corners or into a “C” shape for rooms with open floor plans. Additionally, you can add to your sectional or split them to fit in smaller spaces and create separate seating.

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Top Leather Sectional Picks

Get comfortable and curl up with a good book on some of our favorite leather sectionals. (The following recommendations come from our friends at BrandSource. Availability of products is not guaranteed.)

Recommendation #1: Behold Home Omni Leather 6-Piece Power Reclining Sectional-1923854

expresso leather sectional

Reminisce about your childhood sitting in your grandfather’s recliner with your own leather reclining sectional from Behold Washington. The rich espresso brown color of the top-grain leather accentuates the contemporary style of this reclining sectional designed with convenient features. Equipped with a storage console that includes a removable reading light, USB charging port, wireless charging pad, and two cupholders, the whole family can spend time together without getting up to charge a dying phone or grab a drink. And with the three power recliners in this six-piece living room furniture set, sleepovers in the living room will be a comfortable night of laughter and sleep on the couch.

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Recommendation #2: Cheers Lexington 6-Piece Leather Power Reclining Sectional with Power Headrests-1897486

light brown leather sectional

If you are looking for a warmer brown leather sectional, this Cheers six-piece sectional is for you. This upholstered sectional is designed with quality top-grain that is soft to the touch and in a classic marbled brown color for a more luxurious appearance. Also, with the storage console, USB ports, and powered headrests and footrests, you can comfortably binge hours of your favorite comedy or cooking shows. Additionally, the sectional’s wall-hugging design offers more placement options and smoothing reclining without being in the way.

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Recommendation #3: Steve Silver Co. Provo 7-Piece Dual-Power Sectional-1972540

black faux leather sectional

Fill the ample space of your living with this black leather sectional from Steve Silver Co. This transitional style sectional is upholstered with slate faux leather, perfect for animal lovers who want the look and durability without the real-skin feel. You and your friends can go full movie-night mode, relaxing comfortably on the power headrest and footrest while storing all your snacks and drinks in the two cupholders and storage consoles. So you can say goodbyes to all those food runs into the kitchen! An added bonus is that if your kids claimed the powered recliner before you could, you could still relax and spread out on this seven-piece sectional set with a chaise.

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Home Décor to Accessorize a Living Room with Leather Sectionals

Are you regularly inspired to try a new look after seeing interior home designs online or on TV? Spending time in a living room with leather sofa sectionals can create an atmosphere of class and good taste. Adding home décor to enhance your space can be super easy or super complicated when trying to tie the how room together. So, we are here to take the complexity out of redecorating your living room and creating the mood you intended. Whether it’s as difficult as choosing the right seating or adding cozy embellishments, we’ll help you accessorize your leather furniture with some helpful tips.

Accent Pillows and Throws

These comfy accessories can add lots of new eye-catching colors to your sectional! Swap out your pillows every now and then to change things up and give your guests a delightful surprise. Change the room’s ambiance using bold prints, subtle stripes, or leather for a leather-on-leather look. Or you can go big or go home with a pair of big 18” x18” or 24” x 24” square-shaped accent pillows for a cozy look. And if you are on a budget, switch up your throw pillows seasonally for a fresh look that keeps up with the trending colors and patterns of the time.

Throw blankets are a great way to incorporate a splash of color and warmth on a leather sectional. They are comfortable and attention-grabbing if you choose a throw with intricate patterns and designs. You can select complementary hues that blend with your leather sectional and pillows for a guaranteed hit with the family. Additionally, with a throw being perfectly placed over your leather couch sectional, it’ll always be on hand to get cozy for a nap or to wrap yourself in during a scary movie.

Wall Decor

Put your personality on display using wall art! Consider creating a statement wall by putting up framed pictures, tapestries, wall hangings, or DIY sectioned canvas art. Nothing makes a living room feel cozier and more comfortable than a space with personal wall decorations. For instance, since a white leather sectional is a staple in farmhouse-style living rooms, you can decorate the wall behind it with a medley of mix and match signs, an oversized clock, or an inspirational quote sign to add a sense of warmth.


And last but certainly not least – mirrors! Nothing creates the illusion of a room feeling larger than it actually is better than a mirror. These reflective surfaces come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of luxury. Try a large, decorated mirror for a more classical feeling to match the timeless aura of your brown leather sectional. You can also include a cluster of small geometric mirrors for a more contemporary and playful atmosphere.


We want to make sure you feel confident when purchasing your new sectional. So, if you still have some questions about leather sectionals, we’re here to answer them!

Q: How can you tell a good quality leather sofa?

A: You can determine whether a leather sofa is of good quality by feel and smell. A high-quality leather sofa will emit a distinct leather aroma. Imitation or low-grade leather will instead give off a chemical or fake odor. Using the sense of touch, you can also assess whether the leather is of premium top-grain quality or faux leather.

Q:  How long do leather sectionals last?

A: Premium leather sectionals or sofas can last upwards of 20 years, even with regular use.

Q:  What is the highest quality leather?

A: Full-grain leather is the best possible leather available today.

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Why Trust Great American Home Store?

Boasting the largest selection of in-stock home furnishings in the Mid-South, the Great American Home Store is your one-stop shop to find all the furniture and décor items your home needs. Our buying team is constantly searching across the globe for the next hot style in home fashion products. We go to several markets a year comparison-shopping to ensure you’ll be able to find everything from formal living to casual comfort at the lowest prices. Since our business is backed by the manufacturer, we can promise that we bring you all your furniture needs at prices that are far below our competitors.

At the Great American Home Store, we also understand the importance of offering a vast selection for any-size budget. We offer many flexible financing options with approved credit so that you can find the perfect furnishings to reflect your unique style.

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The home of your dreams is closer than you think. Shop sectionals online or visit us today at one of our furniture stores in Memphis, TN, and the Mid-South. Check out our website to shop for local furniture sales and subscribe to our email list to be the first to learn about our special offers. Our experts at Great American Home Store are always happy to help you discover the right leather sectional for you — whether you call us at 800-260-4898 or use our online chat feature. Contact us today!

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