28 Ways to Bring New Life to an Old Sofa
Ways to Bring New Life to an Old Sofa
A new sofa is expensive! It can be hard to justify a new sofa purchase, especially if your old one is still comfortable and functional. However, a sofa that is ugly and outdated can be an annoying eyesore. Give your old sofa a makeover so it looks good in your home until it’s time to replace it! Here are 28 clever ways to bring new life to an old sofa. [/tps_header]
DIY Couch Cushion Fixes
Saggy cushions is a common problem in old sofas. You could stuff your cushions with foam to make them firmer and newer-looking! This can be done for seat cushions with zippers.
How to Stuff Your Sofa | Fresh Crush
And here’s another way to stuff your sofa cushions, with quilt batting and spray glue.
Saggy Couch Solutions | Love of Family and Home
Or you could fix saggy back cushions by adding buttons! So clever and they will give your sofa a more modern, tailored look.
Fix For Saggy Couch Cushions | Instructables
An easy way to freshen up the look of a worn-out sofa is to buy or sew new pillows in fun fabrics. If your old sofa came with boring matching pillows, reuse them and cover them with beautiful fabric!
Before and After | Field Stone Hill Design
Long lumbar or bolster pillows in a gorgeous floral or patterned fabric can do a lot for a simple and neutral sofa!
Layering Floral Pillows | Little Green Notebook
Or you could replace the back cushions, especially if they’re crumpled beyond repair, with new pillows that fit the space. And don’t overlook another great tip in the link below: remove or staple back the skirt on a sofa for a more modern look.
A DIY Sofa Makeover | This Sorta Old Life
This method worked wonderfully for me. So grateful for your post!
So glad to hear, Lisa! Thanks for the comment!
I love all of these ideas! My favorite was probably the one with the button. I’m going to have to try that with my older couch.
Great content! Will remodel my sofa soon.
Wow this is getting me so excited! We are currently trying to flip a property, and we need to decorate it to get it sold quickly. We just spent some money on a hardwood floor refinishing, and though we love the results, we need to readjust our staging budget haha It looks like it would actually be cheaper to buy some used furniture and attempt to reupholster or paint it following some of your ideas than to rent new furniture for a week or two. Thank you so much for sharing! We’re honestly so hyped to get started.
Can you suggest how to reupholster to fabric sofa. I have bonded leather and the leather is peeling off. I like to add fabric, please share ideas.