I used to like material lounges until I decided one day to buy a leather one, and now I would not go back to material.
It breathes, and is cool in summer and not cold in winter provided it is a good quality leather.
I have always had fabric.
I love it, but it is hard to keep clean....so I spend a great deal of time making it look good.
I'm now thinking about Leather for my 21 yr old son, just a nice lounge chair only.
I love the practicality of leather lounges - so easy to keep clean, but they do require regular maintenance such as conditioning. On the other hand, I find that fabric lounges are more comfortable, especially in the summer.
Oh, definitely material. Leather cracks if not kept moisturised with leather care cream. And it's too sweaty to sit on! Would have to have a 'throw' over it, then that defeats purpose of nice leather lounge to show off!
Always wanted leather and eventually bought a suite. It's the sorriest purchase I've ever made. It is hot in summer and cold in winter. Looks awful because I have coverings on all lounges and recliners. The problem is if you can get a good fitting cover for the big lounge, there is very little to choose from in colour and fabric, and to make it worse, you can't get a cover for the recliners because they are all made to suit the Jason style of recliner with a large wooden handle instead of the small ring pull I have. I can't wait to get rid of them and go back to fabric again.
Always wanted leather and finally had the money to buy a suite. It's the sorriest purchase I've ever made. Far too hot in summer and cold in winter. Continually having to keep adjusting the sheets covering the recliners as the shop made covers only cater for the old fashioned Jason recliners with the wooden handles as opposed to the ring pulls on mine. I hate it! Cannot wait to get back into fabric again. I did have sleeves and head rest covers made for my former material lounges and this is the best way to go because they can be washed when they start to look grubby.
I prefer good leather, as long as it's commutable to lie on. We throw a light weight wool blanket over it in summer & winter. No one sees it, except us anyway! We really do need a new leather lounge now though or have this 1 recovered, (after we've tidied the house, so someone can come in & take it away!)