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Genuine leather is one of the noblest and most durable materials for sofas. If you prefer a rustic and worn-out aesthetic it’s even better. Because of its natural nature (I did it on purpose!), leather has different tones, marks, and signs that tell a story. Maybe that’s why it’s the #1 upholstery material for the Industrial style. It adds warmth and texture to any room and the final result is always unique. Go with the buttery full-grain and top grain leather or distressed leather sofas to get this raw effect. And this is what you’ll find in this post. Black, grey, and brown leather sofas with exposed structure and manual stitches, bold Chesterfields, modern sectionals, comfy sleepers, and L-shaped. They will match your exposed brick or concrete wall, rustic coffee tables, balance out exposed beams and pipes, and reflect beautifully the warm yellow light from your bare Edison bulbs.
We selected only distressed leather sofas with great reviews. We understand that a genuine leather sofa is a big investment, so all sofas are top-notch quality, made to last for many years. But we also have a beautiful option in vegan leather, just in case!
The Best Distressed Leather Sofas
Quick tips about types of leather.
The lighter the color of the leather, the more it shows marks and signs of wearing out.
Full-grain leather wears out better with time because it creates a protective film naturally.
Only follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and preserving your genuine or vegan leather sofa, because they know what they used to treat the leather and what it can endure.
Leather Sofas With Exposed Frame
Large Distressed Leather Sofa With Square Arm, Wayfair
Dimensions: 31.5” H x 81” W x 30.5” D | Upholstery Material: Top Grain Leather | Frame: Solid Oak Wood |
This leather sofa is in a 10/10 industrial mood! Top grain mocha brown distressed leather, hand-stitched external seams, exposed frame in solid oak wood, and iron legs in antique brass finish. It’s a modern option for a small area. The cushions are comfortable with high-density foam.
Retro Modern Wood Sofa With Distressed Leather Upholstery , Zin Home
Dimensions: 89.5W x 36D x 27.5H | Upholstery Material: Top Grain Leather | Frame: Solid Oak Wood | Legs: Iron
Where do I begin? There is so much going on with this sofa that gave me more feelings than words. But in a smooth and not overwhelming way, know what I mean?! So I’ll try to break it down! First impressions: gorgeous, atypical, very retro vibe. Second: so, it’s a dark brown exposed wood base with comfy slightly distressed tan upholstered cushions. Third: I really like the asymmetry from the wood support on the left side contrasting with the square arm on the right side. Oh, iron legs. But I really like the storage area. So practical to leave glasses, mugs, computer, phone as I work from the couch or curl up with my blankie to binge a show. I wonder if it’s as comfy as it looks. I bet it is.
Roche Full Grain Leather Modernist Sofa, Kardiel
Dimensions: 89.4″Wx29.5″Dx25.6″H | Upholstery Material: Full Grain Aniline Dyed Leather | Frame: Heat bent rounded steel frame | Legs: High polished tubular stainless steel
The silver metallic color palette and exposed beans are strong accents of the Industrial style. The Roche sofa is a thorough reproduction of an iconic modernist design sofa, created in 1928 for the Maison La Roche Paris. It’s the ultimate combination of modern and antique, which is a strong trace of the Industrial style too. The heat-bent rounded steel frame creates a bold contrast against the supple full-grain aniline-dyed leather. You’ll take home a natural and butter-soft leather sofa, treated with natural oils and waxes instead of paints and polymers.
It’s available in black as well.
Leather Sofas With Large Square Arms
Sofas with large square arms take enough space to add warmth to an open-plan loft or house.
Large Distressed Leather Sofa With Square Arm, Wayfair
Dimensions: 27.5” H x 101” W x 44.5” D | Upholstery Material: Top Grain Leather | Frame: Hardwood and plywood
I look at this sofa and I can hear it calling me for a nap. I feel like it’s going to hug me and protect me from the cold! The seep seating area is 29″. So, if you are a tiny human like me, it’s cozy! The seating area is also wide. It will accommodate four seated adults or a tall napper comfortably.
Low-Slung Gray Leather Corner Sectional, Interior Define
This leather sectional has a 16″ seat height. The low slung is perfect to create a balanced area without clashing with the exposed pipes, pendant lights, or large metal dome lamps. The bold wide arms, however, add volume. It’s great to fill the open space of an industrial loft, weighing on the eye-sight. If you are going for a concrete wall rather than exposed brick, the grey is great to keep things smooth. Also, this leather sectional has a low-maintenance firmer seat, no need to fluff.
Available in 8 colors of pigment-dyed leather.
Modern Distressed Leather Sofas
Sleek and safe choices if you live in a small apartment or prefer sober furniture.
Brown Full Grain Leather Sofa Barret, Crate&Barrel
Dimensions: 80″W x 34″D x 33″H | Upholstery Material: Full grain Leather | Frame: Sustainable kiln-dried hardwood | Cushion: Soy-based polyfoam with fiber seat cushion encased in synthetic ticking | Legs: Hardwood with black walnut stains
The Barret is one of the most beloved sofas from Crate&Barrel. This 3 seat mixes a modern clean design with vintage rustic full-grain leather and superior comfort. It has a hand-tied eight-way suspension system that lets you sink in. It’s available in different shapes and is worth every day of waiting, according to the reviews.
Leather Sofa with Left Arm Chaise, Blu Dot
Dimensions: 105 in W x 64 in D x 32 in H | Upholstery Material: Top Grain Annilin-Dyed Leather | Frame: Sturdy kiln-dried American hardwood | Cushion: High-density foam cushions with feather down wrap | Legs: Black powder-coated steel
Don’t be fulled by this picture because this sofa is ways bigger and comfier than it looks! Here is the description from the 2Modern website, because it’s on point: “The New Standard Leather Sofa with Left Arm Chaise by Blu Dot is a modern, chic sofa. Tailored with sleek, black metal legs, a sturdy American hardwood frame, and premium leather upholstery, this stylish piece is a beautiful contrast between modern shape and classic materials that offers warmth and texture. Sinuous steel springs add long-lasting resiliency.“
Top Grain Leather Sofa, Gus
Dimensions: 83 in W x 35 in D x 30 in H | Upholstery Material: Top Grain Annilin-Dyed Leather | Frame: Kiln-dried hardwood | Cushion: Polyurethane foam cushions | Legs: Wood block
This sofa is a safe choice. Single cushion, firmer seat, sleek lines, and minimum details with French Seam on the seat and the back. It really is a modern take on a traditional design, like the 2Modern website states. Available in 3 colors.
Leather 3-Seat Queen Sleeper Sofa with Air Mattress, Crate&Barrel
Dimensions: 90″Wx36″Dx30″H | Upholstery Material: Top-grain, full-aniline leather finished with waxes and oils | Frame: Sustainable kiln-dried engineered hardwood | Legs: Hardwood with black walnut stains
This is one of the sleeper versions of the Barret sofa from Crate&Barret. It is comfortable to seat and to sleep in. The seating area is spacious with cushy cushions. The mattress core is allergy-free, odorless, and mildew-resistant.
Available in 10 moody colors, like cold grey and black to match your concrete walls and warm shades of brown to talk to your exposed brick walls.
Chesterfield Distressed Leather Sofas
Bold Chesterfields if you don’t like sleek and simple furniture!
Genuine Leather Chesterfield Sofa With Rolled Arms, Wayfair
Dimensions: 30” H x 89” W x 38” D | Upholstery Material: Top Grain Leather | Frame: Hardwood and plywood | Legs: Solid + Manufactured Wood
Rumor has it that the Chesterfield was invented in England a few centuries. The tale says it was demand from some Earl, that wanted a sofa where men could sit comfortably without crumpling the clothes. What I do know is that the Chesterfield is an eye-catcher bold piece of furniture. This one has reversible cushions, diamond tufting back, hand-applied nailheads, and naturally marked top-grain leather. It’s available in black and brown.
Modern Vegan Leather Chesterfield Sofa Slim Arms, West Elm
Dimensions: 79.1″w x 33.5″d x 29.5″h | Upholstery Material: Nylon Vegan Leather | Legs: Solid + Manufactured Wood
This is the perfect sofa if you want a modern twist on the traditional leather Chesterfield. From the material to the design, everything is updated. Animal-friendly vegan leather with a distressed effect; diamond-tufting; and sleek design with slim arms and metal legs. It has a deep firm seat. Available in 3 colors, Saddle, Molasses, and Snow.
And if these leather sofas are not what you’re looking for, you can try the! They have more distressed leather sofas than I’ve ever seen. It was impossible and unfair to choose only one! I hope you find the perfect, buttery, marked, distressed leather sofa to stay in your home for many years!
I typed #industrialliving on Instagram, where I found the stunning pictures for this post, and 90% of them were from European accounts and women’s houses. Usually, the industrial style is more associated with masculinity, so it was such a nice surprise. Every stereotypical rich-charming-bad boy from the movies lives in a cool Industrial loft, right? It caught my attention because I feel like it may be a trend amongst women. After all the industrial style calls for the free-spirited adventurous mindset that was denied to us women for so long! More and more we are being encouraged to embrace our multidimensional selves. Like we always say, women are not crazy, women are diverse! Besides, the balance between curves and textures, boldness, and warmth, iconic from the industrial aesthetic, sounds very familiar to many of us, right?!