Leather is a surprisingly durable and resilient material which can be buffed with wax to look like new and in some instances be repaired of gouges and scratches. The same applies to leather tiles. It is naturally softer and warmer under foot and a variety of textures and colours can be achieved to suit any interior space from a masculine man cave to a chic and trendy bar.
If you are still wondering where and how to use leather tiles in your home keep reading for some inspiration.
Where to Use Leather Tiles
Highly textured and glossy leather tiles create a chic and contemporary entertaining area.
Leather is a great water resistant material that can stand up to the humidity and spills in the bathroom. It is naturally warmer under foot so stepping out of the shower will not be quite the shock.
Many companies are finding ways to use recycled leather or pieces doomed for the landfill. While the thought of using leather may not sit well with you it is a renewable resource which can be recycled and reused.
Leather Feature Walls
Alligator textured leather tiles are complimented with lighter wood stains and satin nickel hardware. Choose one wall when using a highly patterned tile so as to not overwhelm the space.
When light hits these aged bronze leather tiles it almost looks as it they are shimmering. Padding behind enhances this effect.
Decorative Wall Insert
Brightly dyed leather tiles are used as a decorative insert framed by darkly stained trim casing. This focal point duals as a feature wall and a floor to ceiling head board.
Small padded red hot leather tiles create a textural 3D wall above and around the fire place. This colour is then pulled throughout the room with the chairs and ottomans. This richness is enhanced by the dark black walls and fireplace mantel.