Our love affair with leather is long and distinguished, from rough-hewn pieces to vintage distressed styles, but its contemporary styles of leather and leather-look furniture which have caught our eye this month.

Leather is incredibly versatile so it works in any room of the house, but for best results stick to one or two statement pieces in each area to make an impression.

Starting in the bedroom – there’s something deliciously decadent about a leather bedframe, but it can also be a cool alternative to the more traditional wood or metal frame. We’re big fans of German designers Hulsta and are very taken with this Cutaro bed with leather accents. With clean lines and a trendy light brown ash frame, the Cutaro’s good looks are enhanced by the leather accents and white high-gloss finish.

Alternatively, a leather sofa is a classic piece which will never go out of style and this season compact versions are particularly en vogue.

Barker and Stonehouse has the Kelly Hoppen high-backed sofa in pale grey leather with black-painted ash wooden feet. Pair with a low-slung coffee table such as the Borgia square, and accessorise with a rug in shades of grey such as the Graphic Illusions.

 Equally stylish and a great solution to a room which is small in space, but big on style, is the Natuzzi Regia. Squared-shaped and compact, this beautifully simple armchair is designed for modern living. In pure white leather with metal feet, the Regia even features a magazine rack pocket for chic storage.

Lighting should set the mood of a room, so create a spotlight for your furniture to shine with the Hollywood three leg floor lamp from Barker and Stonehouse.

And dining should always be a set against a beautiful backdrop, so choose a dining range which reflects the lifestyle you want to project.

Leather dining chairs hint at luxury and always look sophisticated. The Korberg armchair with its cantilever frame and wrap-around arms is a fabulous piece of design, and comes in a subtle taupe moreno leather-look fabric with stainless steel legs. The perfect height for most dining tables, the Korberg is the ideal accompaniment to the Ferris three legged dining table.