When it comes to the living room seating area is primary. And for that I’ve always been a fan of leather. You see, cats like to scratch everywhere. Leather can take it better than cloth or material can. I do have to get some cleaner and conditioner for the leather though – but that’s applied every few months.
It’s funny someone I worked with long ago said leather gets cold. I don’t think it does. Plus just sit in it for a minute or two and body heat is enough to make it comfy. And in the summer yes it can be sticky but a judiciously place fan and air conditioner handle that just fine.