I bought a black leather couch and like it. Make sure the style is rounded on the backseat and armrests.

And the leather when turned over (a sample piece), really is leather all the way. It will last a lot longer.

I keep my place warm in winter and so couch doesn't feel "cold".

Hope it lasts forever for me. Seriously. I don't want to spend more money on another couch. I had a lovely faux French style in burgundy red fabric, which got worn down after 12 years.
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