Few things customize your house more than furniture. The type of furniture you have, whether it be chairs, couches, ottomans, etc., says one thing about your tastes. Another way to personalize your house is with the style of furniture you choose. Whether you prefer western style furniture, rustic furniture or some other style, furniture allows you to express your tastes without doing a lot of work to your home.

If you like western style furniture, then there are some things you can do. The western style often incorporates the use of metal, either in wall hangings or accent pieces. Another way to give your whole home or a single room a western look is to using more than one wood tone on your furniture pieces. Leather also often is incorporated into western style furniture, whether it be a leather sofa or some other piece.

Another furniture style that many people like in their homes is rustic, which puts an emphasis on ruggedness and natural beauty. Rustic style is similar to western style and the two can be confused with one another. Rustic style emphasis the use of wood, with wood floors and often wood paneling on the walls. Furniture often has wooden accents, such as on the arms and legs. Leather, too, is often emphasized in the furniture, with rustic style sofas and chairs being either completely or partially made of leather. If you want to have a true rustic look, there are two things you should strive for in your furniture: that it is hand made and that any wood used is reclaimed. These traits can be expensive, and not everyone can afford them, so most people do their rustic look with furniture that is a little more genuine.

Both of these design styles incorporate a lot of leather into furniture, and it’s important to know a few things about leather. There are essentially four types of leather furniture: bonded, genuine, top-grain, and full-grain. Bonded is typically the cheapest, because it can be made up of several different types of leather. To properly care for your leather, you need to condition it every six months or so, and you can find leather conditioner at home improvement stores, furniture stores and some discount and warehouse stores. Taking proper care of your leather furniture will keep it looking nice and lasting longer.

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