Leather is a fabric that will never go out of style. Tough and durable, it’s one that will last and can be used for chic and simple accessories or furniture throughout the home. With different colours and finishes now available, leather doesn’t have to just come in brown sofa form; whites and neutral colours can be used for a fresh, minimalist feel. We’ve rounded up our top five DIYs that will let you add a modern touch of leather to your home.
DIY Leather Jewellery Dish
We spotted a tutorial for a leather jewellery dish on blog A Pair & A Spare. A really simple and easy DIY, this concept can be used for storing all kinds of things in the home, and the design is directional and stylish. We love how this one pairs really pale pink leather with gold metal studs and jewellery. For the full tutorial, click here.
DIY Leather Cushion
Buttery soft tan leather is a classic and used properly, can be used to create a timeless piece in your home. DIY blog Vintage Revivals posted a tutorial which used fabric from an old leather sofa to create a new cushion cover, complete with that worn-in, slightly weathered look. By adding different fabric to the back, the cushion becomes interchangeable and can be used to create different looks. Click here for the full tutorial.
DIY Leather File
Eschew technology and go back to basics with this DIY leather file from Love Aesthetics. Using leftover grainy white leather, this is a new take on the traditional brown paper file and will provide a stylish and unique way to store your papers. Alternatively, use it as a clutch bag or tablet cover, using large paper clips to seal the opening. Go to Love Aesthetics for the full tutorial.
Leather Beach Chair
Think of a beach chair and you think red-and-white striped fabric, and something you get out a few times a year to use outdoors. Using black paint and leather, this tutorial from Kristi Murphy turns that image on its head, creating a stylish sling back chair for the home that looks expensive and directional. For the full tutorial, click here.
Wood and Leather Shelf
This simple DIY from the blog Camille Styles is incredibly simple, easy and effective. Using two pale pink leather straps and a plank of wood, a stylish unique shelf can be created. We love how pale, neutral colours are used here, but use a dark brown or black leather to create a more contrasting look. Click here for the full tutorial.
Words by Angharad Jones