The Design and Style Of Rustic Leather Furniture


Rustic Leather Furniture

 Are you looking for rustic leather furniture to buy? We are here to show you some of our favorite rustic leather furniture styles to inspire you that are also available to purchase. 

Whenever we hear the term “rustic” to describe a certain leather furniture style and design, it conjures an image in our minds of furniture that is not only natural in look and feel but also Old World in design.
The term rustic is a very subjective term because my definition of "rustic" may be completely different from your definition. 
Here you are going to learn about the wonders of leather and the wide range of designs in rustic leather furniture. After learning about rustic leather furniture designs, you are going to have an educated understanding of leather and how it is use it to build high quality living room furniture that will patina and get better with age, similar to a fine wine.
This post is all about design and styles of rustic leather furniture and some of our favorite retailers that we use to customize bespoke living room furniture for our clientele. 


 Rustic style is defined by its Classic design, which is intended to bring out the natural beauty of its materials.

 We tend to think of furniture that is handmade from organic materials that are textured and earthy in color and tone. In terms of elements used to build high quality furniture, there really is no material that is more natural, durable and lends itself to a rustic design and style than leather.

Leather not only perfectly complements the natural wood of its frame without the need of additional adornment, but it is also an organic material that improves with age. It is one of the only materials in which blemishes from normal wear and tear can be said to enhance its aesthetic value and give it “character.” It is this character that gives leather furniture a textured feel that is truly as inviting and comfortable as it looks.

Indeed, few things in life look and feel more solid and durable—and scream comfort—than a leather chair or sofa. The materials can also be “distressed” to create that antique look and feel, which makes even the newest piece of furniture seem as if it’s been lovingly preserved in the family for generations.

 If you're looking for rustic quality furniture that is going to last for years to come, than you have found the place! Below are some styles that could be very fitting for rustic style living rooms or office spaces. Keep in mind that these style are also very versatile and by simply changing a few features such as the leather, nail heads, feet and finishes, it can completely transform the style of the furniture and space it is going in.

Rustic Leather Furniture

5015L Sofa

Why we love It 

We love color outside of the browns, greys, beiges.  Blue creates a rustic, homespun twist into the mix. This charming tight back rolled arm three seat sofa upholstered in a natural full grain aging leather is another sequence of homely and modern rustic styles.

555 city park sofa

555 Park City

Why we love it

This rustic leather sofa is a style I have used to customize for many clients. Starting with a solid hardwood oak frame for durability and longevity, a TRUE 8 way hand tied suspension, this 555 Park City is then upholstered with a natural Full grain, tan leather, which is a perfect neutral rustic color, which can compliment both rustic and modern style rooms.  The artistically hand pleated, rolled arms are decorated with old gold nail heads which in all truly creates a wow factor that will catch everyone's eye. The imperfections in the leather like scars, mosquito bites, stretch marks, and other natural features help emphasize the rustic design and style in further details. 

The term rustic also doesn't only lock Full grain leather into the rustic look.  Some Top grain leathers are designed to give a rustic aesthetic without the leathers actually distressing. However a lot of Top Grain leathers can be finished with a sheen, but "rustic" will never take on the "sheen" and rather keep a matted or muted finish. 

 The design and style of rustic leather furniture can also transfer over to traditional styles and designs, including accent Hair On Hides, tooled leathers such as embossed or printed leathers.

The most common color pallet for rustic leather furniture are browns, beiges, creams, whites, greens and greys and even blues because they favor warmth and cozy feelings. 

 Texture is also key in emphasizing the term rustic.  

Below are some examples of Hair On Hide, "Tooled" or "Embossed" printed leathers, used to create rustic accents. Generally they are not bold in color, but more so balanced.

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Rustic leather furniture

The 558 Westwood

Why we love it

The 558 Westwood is a excellent example of rustic leather with a bold accents placed on the front arm panels, out arms and the out back. Here the 558 is shown in Top grain leather, Myriad, " Ambiguity Brown" which has a sauvage effect creating high and low  tones to make it appear rustic and old world without it changing over time. This  sofa is literally a show stopper! 

Rustic Leather Furniture

City Craft Sectional

Why we love it

The Omnia City Craft sectional is so ambidextrous , with its modern, sleek, clean lines, and  unifies the rustic style in its distressed Full grain leather.  The City Craft  is versatile in its style and design  from Farmhouse , Industrial, Modern/Contemporary,  Modern Cabin, even Beach house! The way the city craft sectional is shown in this rustic natural leather, makes it a very rustic leather sofa set. Depending on the leather you choose, you could create many different styles and looks to complete any space!

Rustic Leather Furniture


Why we love it

The Tuscon camel back sectional shown in 100% Full grain leather, Polo Club Bourbon, is a rustic style leather that will patina over time,  embellished  with nail heads across the top of the base and across the in-back, coordinated with a storage ottoman in contrasted patchwork embossed leather.  The colors are neutral and natural which really screams homespun as its all tied in together!  This is classic design  and classic dark brown leather couch living room accented with natural and colorful textures

Rustic Leather Furniture


Why we love it

The Dominion 4 seat conversation sofa shown in Artisan Patina, showing off its smooth contour and time honored nail heads adds an elegant trait to the space.

Draping a Hair On Hide rug overlaying an oriental rug, is a trendy and stylish way to add more texture making the room feel more cozy. Adding other natural element such as vertical wood trim matching coffee and side table, accentuates the rustic tone, really ties everything together so nicely. 

cohesive to neutral wood floor color tone creates a true rustic style and design.

Rustic Leather Furniture

Ashton Sofa Chaise

Why we love it

Just when you thought it wasn't possible to mix modern style living room with rustic leather furniture, The Ashton Sofa Chase proves us all wrong!  The Ashton chase marries the two styles together with  the sleek clean lines, tan Rustic leather, embossed textured accent leather and double row nailhead trim creates modern harmony with the black , tan and cream tones.

Rustic Leather Furniture

Breckenridge Sofa

Why we love it

Here a Hand Woven stitch accents the antiqued ombre leather. Without a doubt, a true rustic touch that hollers rural countryside! 

Rustic Leather Furniture

840 R1 Bryan Recliner

Why we love it

The color tones in this antiqued leather fade into one another from sunburst golden honey to a shadowy chestnut hue, coin a fashioning handsome rustic leather recliner chair design.

 This post was all about the design and style of rustic leather furniture to help you in planning and designing your living room or workspace. 

To conclude, rustic leather furniture is warm and inviting and a very versatile term used to describe many different design styles and can be a subjective term from one person to another,  but most importantly it's all  about allowing natural beauty to shine and the overall goal is to create a calm, cozy and relaxing space highlighting organic, natural elements and materials. 

Any of these leather living room sets would be perfect to complete spaces for mountain lodge furniture, farmhouse living room, industrial living room, rustic cabin furniture and more! 

 Both American Classics Leather and Leather And More make it easy to customize your furniture exactly how you want it, especially if you want to recreate rustic furniture. From choosing the color and pattern of the Hair on Hide, to Tooled, Printed leathers and placing them exactly where you want, to choosing your choice in leather colors, and leather grades. These are two of my go to retailers for my clients who want the ability to have full customization in their living room furniture design and style that will also last a lifetime.  

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