Leather can make any room look complete, but a piece of furniture made from genuine leather can cost more than your carefully planned budget allows. A way around this is to reupholster an old piece of furniture yourself using faux leather that you can buy at most fabric stores. This allows you to have the perfect leather piece that you want for the room that is unique and relatively inexpensive. It also lets you turn an old piece in to something that looks brand new.
Two of the smallest ways you can incorporate leather furniture in a room is through a great foot stool or storage ottoman. The footstool can be as simple as these with the strip of leather fabric stretched across the frame of the stool. It is simple and allows for you to fold it up and store it away when not in use. The ottoman is also great; a lot of them can function as an extra place to store items as well. Both the stool and the ottoman could be neutrals or they could bring in a nice accent color to the room with a brighter color.
For a bigger faux leather upholstery project, an armchair is a classic for any living room or family room. The great thing about having a piece of furniture upholstered yourself is that you can have a variety of options that you may not be able to choose from in the store. As shown here, you can have a straight backed chair with smooth leather or you can have a chair that lets you sink in to the quilted leather. Dyed leather, as displayed with the red leather chair, can bring another set of options for you to choose from.
A lot of people forget that there are other options to choose from when you cannot find the piece of furniture that you had in mind at the store. Reupholstering old furniture allows you to choose the style of the furniture and the type of leather you want. In the end, you get a great piece of furniture that is sure to stand out in a room.