There are certain pros and cons to owning a leather lounge verses a lounge chair made out of other materials. For starters, leather tends to have a very categorical aesthetic feel to it. It can best be described as the “Pottery Barn look.” It has a dark, neutral tone and therefore does not have any sort of vibrancy. On the other hand, leather and the leather lounge have an academic connotation (e.g., its suitability for studies, personal libraries, offices, etc.) and so is complementary to a professional or sophisticated setting. Leather also is one of the few materials that specifically caters to an air of masculinity, which is especially useful if an environment is intended for, or at least meant to acknowledge, a male occupant.
A leather lounge is an item of furniture cannot stand alone as a token leather piece. Leather furniture tends to come in groupings, especially of three, and so a leather lounge will typically look strange to the point of tackiness if it is not accompanied by a set. On the other hand, if a room is completely occupied by leather furniture then it will lack diversity and character. The thing that tends to happen with leather lounges, however, is that in homes they are often the sole leather item in a room because they tend to be used as the chair, meaning the chair that the father, grandfather, or mother (for example) use as their dominant place to sit for watching television, reading, or napping. A lounge chair, and especially one made of leather, is very comfortable because it usually provides cushion without caving in to the shape of a person, nor buttressing a person upright without any give. The leather surface is also an ideal material for the chair because if one sits with food or drink any spillage can be easily cleaned up. Therefore, the happy medium tends to be a sophisticated mixture of leather and non-leather furniture within the room in question.
Non-leather lounges have in recent years taken shape and form that create a marriage between style and comfort, making them a more feasible option for the token lounge. Modern curves allow for pliability and contour that create surprising comfort even for chairs made solely of wood. The legs of certain wooden or synthetic lounge chairs, for example, are made entirely from one piece of material and curve in a manner that allows a slight rocking in the chair. In regards to synthetic plastic materials, such progress has been made in this field that chairs can be constructed with these materials without having the appearance nor stigmatism of being tacky. Furthermore, they can be more affordable than leather (unless, of course, they are designer made).
The key to finding the right leather lounge is to explore all the options available. From this standpoint, it is much easier to determine what is attractive, what is practical, and what best accommodates the setting that the lounge chair is going to enter.