Is your old sofa starting to look a little worse for wear? Maybe you found a great deal on a beat-up couch at the thrift store or online, and it needs some tender loving care. No matter your couch situation, it’s good to know how to make your old couch feel new again. Here are a few handy tips to reinvigorate your favorite living room seat.
Filling It Up
Many sofas eventually start to feel a little saggy in places. Whether it’s the back or the arms, they may not be as sturdy as before, and that can make things more uncomfortable. A cost-effective option for making your couch fluffy and full again is Poly-Fil. That will work with the worn stuffing already inside and make things more comfortable.
Paints and Dyes
Depending on the material of your sofa, it’s possible a simple change in color is how you can make your old couch feel new again. Many leather couches take well to specialized paint, and other materials work with dyes to bring out a more vibrant color or one that better matches your living room aesthetic.
Repairing the Cushions
If your sofa has removable cushions, sometimes just fixing them up is a great way to bring some new life into your couch. Fluffing the cushions or putting them into some new filling does a lot, When you’re working with the upholstery, it’s a good idea to fix the zippers on your cushions. There are many ways to use removable cushions to spruce up your couch. Sometimes, just getting some brand-new replacement cushions is a good step.
If the bottom of your couch is particularly rough or the legs are scratched up, adding a fringe around the base adds a touch of class and makes your living room look more elegant. We recommend finding a fabric, color, and pattern that complements the style of your living room.