There are few feelings as satisfying a jumping onto a comfy new piece of furniture. Feeling the fresh material against your skin and snuggling into the new world of comfort you just invested in is truly incredible.

If you’ve just bought a new, high quality leather sofa then you’d probably want to ‘break it in’ in style. This means getting a really good use out of it early-on, rather than simply adjusting to it slowly.

But what should you do to break it in? There are plenty of options out there and, depending on your personality; you might gravitate closer to some more than others.

Let’s take a look at some of the best ideas for breaking in your new leather sofa.


Invite your lover over for a night of passion

man sitting in a red sofa

When it comes to breaking in new pieces of furniture, you can’t go past the classic ritual of having a romantic encounter with that special someone. While this kind of ritual is typically associated with a new bed, there’s no reason why you can’t practise it on your comfy new leather sofa.

Have a romantic dinner, light some candles and jump onto your new couch for some adult fun. The bonus is that this type of furniture material is extremely resistant to staining and easy to clean, meaning you can have as much fun as you want without worrying about doing any permanent damage.


Have a movie night with your close friends

Another, less risqué, option is to have a nice and innocent movie night with you and your close friends. Sitting as a group on your new leather sofa and watching some classic films is a great activity that too few people actually do these days.

It’s not even necessarily about watching the film, it’s about the conversation and laughter it can prompt. Movies are a great way to encourage people to tell stories, reflect on similarities in their own lives and give their opinions about societal themes.

When picking movies, try to consult with everyone prior so they don’t just end up sitting through something only you enjoy. Picking a theme for the night can also be exciting, such as romance, horror, sci-fi or classic 80’s action!


Host a house party or board game night

Hosting a house party or board game night is another awesome option for getting multiple people on your new leather sofa and enjoying themselves. Create some great party food, buy a few cases of beer and let people get loose in your fantastic new living room set-up.

Having the presence of food and alcohol at the party will really test the durability of your leather sofa and let you easily see why it’s such a great option for people who like to entertain guests. You will also get to enjoy all the praise from your friends about how great your new lounge looks and how comfortable it is.

If you’re going to go with board games, try and go for something a little more modern and less intensive. Most people don’t want to spend a lot of time learning rules but on the other hand more often than not the fun of a board game is watching everyone struggling together.

Those are just 3 of the ways in which you can break in your new leather couch, and there are a limitless variety of them. There’s also no reason why you can’t do all 3 in the same evening, depending on your social circle and, of course, how big your new couch is!