AN INTERIOR designer has revealed that she often sees people making the same mistake in their home.

So if you want your home to impress, then you’ll need to listen up and take notes. 

Julie Jones, who posts on TikTok under the username @juliejonesdesigns, explained that she would never recommend or buy anything that is vinyl or faux leather.

According to this expert, such material cracks and peels quickly and so is best avoided if you want a stylish home.

She said: “Things I wouldn’t purchase as a residential Interior Designer of 15 years.

“First up is a type of furniture I wouldn’t purchase for myself, or recommend for a client and that is anything vinyl or faux leather, otherwise known as pleather.

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“Yes, it’s inexpensive and easy to wipe down, but it has a very short life span.

“It can start to crack and peel very quickly, especially on seating, which is where we find a lot of this type of furniture.”

Julie continued and said that if you want the leather-look, it’s best to just opt for genuine leather.

She noted: “Unfortunately for this subject matter of pleather, I don’t have better alternatives for you, other than going with genuine leather.

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“Some furniture brands are advertising vegan leather but I do feel like that is more marketing and a lot of times, if you look into it, it really is just pleather.

“So as always I recommend doing your research on the material of the item you’re buying, no matter the material type – that goes for real leather, fake leather and fabric.

“I don’t personally own leather furniture, but you do want to look for full, aniline leather – this will show the best wear over time.”


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Julie’s clip has clearly impressed many, as it has quickly amassed a whopping 453,100 views.

It has 33.9k likes, 342 comments, 5,220 saves and 263 shares.

Social media users were grateful for the advice and were eager to reflect this in the comments. 

One person said: “Great tip!” 

Another added: “Omg thank you. Shopping for a leather chesterfield sofa online currently.” 

A third commented: “Thanks for this info.” 

Someone else noted: “Thank you! You give useful info. Other designers are just snarky.” 

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Another posted: “Thank you. This is really helpful!” 

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