Yes times one million.
I would never have any other type with kids or Pets.
Just make sure you buy decent leather and not ultra soft namby pamby calves leather - looks lovely, is butter soft, but stains and scratches.
depends what sort you get I think. We have some that actually are looking better as they age a bit, and yes they are fab with kids, for a start they wipe clean (nothing on earth that baby wipes can't remove off them). They do scratch though, so if that is going to worry you then you will have to be careful. Very soft leather or pale colours might be a different story.
We have pale green leather sofa and two armchairs, they are about 6 years old, and i agree with the others, they still look great after wear and tear. When our cat was a kitten she managed to put some scrathes on them (doesn't anymore) and even they sort of add to the character!
My dd has spilt everything you can on them, and drawn with felt tip etc and it all comes off. I really don't know how you cope without leather seats when potty training! There have been a zillion times when dd has fallen asleep on the sofa, then wet herself, and i just mop it up when she wakes!! it'd be gross with material cushions as it'd all just seep in.
Agree with others - they do mix well. We have the old/scratched type effect brown leather on our sofa, so extra scratches and marks are not noticeable anyway. We've had it about 2 years now I think and it still looks great.
dh cant stand leather (his meds means he sweats loads, and says he wont be able to sit comfortably on leather sofas), but want new sofa latert this year. i like the idea of leather for reasons below, so what can we get thats a good compromise? ia there anything as easy to clean but ot sweaty?
Thanks for those thoughts, I was pretty much decided but huge wear and tear would have put me off- I quite fancy the brown distressed look anyway so it would make sense to get those! Where abouts would be a good place to buy (the deal at argos sounds good?)
We also got our leather sofas from Argos,on the buy one get one free deal. Chocolate brown aswell, and I so wish we had got them earlier. If the kiddies are sick, or wet themselves, or even forget themselves and doodle in felt tip, it all cleans right off. Our old sofas got so filthy so quickly we had to get them cleaned at least once a year...and that was with food banned from the lounge!!!
don't get cream, we have cream, and the only way to bring it up like new is to get a toothbrush on it. (which happens like never! a damp cloth unfortunatly doesn't get right into the grain but will clean up and spills) cream looks constantly minging.