A leather sofa is a stylish solution for most spaces and it goes perfectly with many modern decorating styles. If you haven’t bought one yet and want to weigh the pros and cons beforehand, we’re here to help you decide. Here are some of them!
Leather sofas are not as easy to care for as one would initially assume. For leather sofas, use only a mild soap and water solution to wipe the sofa and use leather cream every few months to keep the leather of the highest quality. It’s also easy to wipe off pet fur as it won’t stick to the sofa.
If you spill something, all you have to do is wipe it off. With lighter colors of leather sofas such as white or cream, you should still be careful not to avoid stains from red wine or curry.
A leather sofa does not absorb odors in the same way as a fabric sofa. Good for pets or smokers.
Leather is a naturally thick, durable material. Scratches on the leather can be covered with a little leather polish and leather will not fray.
The biggest deterrent to many people is price. While the value for money will last longer, the initial cost of buying a leather sofa can be daunting.
You may have children or pets who enjoy jumping or playing on the sofa. Leather sofas may be far less forgiving than upholstered fabric cushions for rough living.
If you’re not a fan of leather, don’t compromise on comfort and hope you get used to it. If you feel cold on a leather sofa in winter and sweaty in summer, it’s not worth it.
Real leather is not all created equal. You need to know what to look for. Some real leathers scratch and scrub with little effort, but good quality real leather is far more durable. There’s also less variety in terms of colors and patterns.
The llama is a domesticated native South American animal and it's sooooo cute! If you think it's super cute too, why not add pieces like this to your home? I've prepared a whole bunch of amazing llama crafts if you're as obsessed as we are. You'll find kids' toys, party crafts, decorations, and even artwork here - choose what you want or fill the whole house with llamas! Let's add some fun to your space!
Embroidery and applications
If you like embroidery you will love this cute craft! This is an amazing piece of llama embroidery, and you can treat it as a work of art, or embroider a pillow or a tablecloth or a table runner. The llama is made of yarn, beads, tassels and looks very cute - use any colors you like.
I'm totally in love with these colorful llamas! These are appliqué works of art with fluffy llamas and colorful flowers over them. The pieces are made of brightly colored felt, and you can use these appliques as wall art pieces to create a whole array of brightly colored llamas, or attach them to napkins, tablecloths, bedspreads, and other things.
Decorations and toys
These fun decorations can be used as toys or just as Christmas decorations. They are cute and soft, both adults and children will like them! Follow the directions and make not only llamas but cacti for a bold South American feel. You can give them to anyone, everyone loves llamas!
Here's a simpler idea of making a llama decoration or an ornament for a Christmas tree: it's made of cardboard or thick paper and colored thread, no sewing or crocheting required! You can use a template to print out these llamas and then cover them with light-colored thread and that's it! Your kids will love playing with them and making them themselves too.
Here is a craft for those who love to crochet: This is a tiny and super cute crochet llama. The toy is covered in colorful yarn - a blanket and a scarf, so cool! Your children will love to play with this toy and if you want you can hang it up as a decoration or put it anywhere. Nice and sweet!
These colorful llamas can be made by kids themselves, this is a super easy and cute craft. Pick up some colored cardboard and invite your children to make these bold llamas and let the animals decorate them as they please.
Create a whole game setting with llamas and cacti made of paper! There's a video tutorial that shows you how to do all of these pieces and I bet both kids and adults will love playing with this scene. The cacti and llamas look very chic and stylish, they can also be used as a decor.
Spring is purple time! Make these cute and super cool little lilac lilacs that hold real lilac. They can be used as decor, toys, cake and cupcake toppers, and so much more. Your children can easily make these llamas themselves and have fun with them. Enjoy!
Here is a craft for sewers - this is a cute and colorful felt llama. It can be used as a decoration, ornament, toy, and so much more - give it as a gift if you want. Follow the instructions in the tutorial to make these cute and fun llamas for your home or to greet someone.
Play with your children with a little llama doll! This is a tutorial on how to make a llama finger puppet, a glittery and cute one. This sewing does not take much time and does not require any skills. Your children can do it themselves if they know how to sew. Have fun playing with these dolls!
This cute vase is a llama head! The head is made of clay and looks very fun and natural. In the head there is a vase of buds in which flowers can be placed. Read how to make this cool head and spice up your space with a fun llama head vase!
This is a fun llama game that is great for any kids party - the idea is to stick your tail right on the llama. The craft is very simple. Just represent a llama and add a piñata-style tail to it. Then offer the children to pin it exactly as needed. Let them have a lot of fun with it!
Here's another party craft, but this one works for both adults and kids - it's a llama piñata! These are small piñatas, although you can make them bigger if you want. Make them colorful and fun to break one at the party. The tutorial is pretty simple. Have fun!
If you're a keen handyman why not make fun and creative bobbins for yarn? These little llamas are made of cardboard and can also be used as decorations and toys, or to rock them as coils to make handicrafts more enjoyable. Ain't it cool