Array
Decorating

5 Ways To Spruce Up An Old Sofa

Check out these budget-friendly ways to make the star of your living area look brand new

Shares
Photography: @remarkvisions and @missbeth86 via Instagram (Main Photo)

No matter how beautiful and well-planned your living area decor is, a tired-looking sofa will ruin it in an instant. Since it's one of the biggest pieces in the room, it's important to keep it in great shape. 

If you think your couch needs replacement but you're not yet ready to splurge on a high-end piece, don't worry—you can always turn to a DIY fix. Before tossing your settee to the curb, try out these inexpensive design ideas first: 

1. Add a bunch of pillows.

If you’re working with a secondhand couch that’s still in good condition, you can easily dress it up with a variety of throw pillows. Aside from adding depth and color to your display, it makes your living area look extra cozy, too!

2. Tuck in a slipcover.

Haven't gotten around to having your couch repaired or reupholstered? Create a makeshift slipcover with an old bedsheet or large scarves as a temporary solution. Pick pieces in bright colors to add a surprising punch to your space. 

READ: One Simple Trick Can Keep Your White Sofa Clean

3. Paint it!

Despite your doubts, the results of giving your couch a fresh coat of color with either fabric or leather paint are undeniably beautiful. Feel free to stick to bold, solid shades or change things up with hints of neon and loud patterns.

READ: 3 Photo Pegs That Will Inspire You To Paint Upholstered Chairs

4. Layer in textured pieces in similar colors.

In order to conceal minor scratches and tears, add decorative pieces to your couch that are in the same color or something within its palette. Contrasting textures create an interesting display as well as distract the eyes from imperfections. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

5. Invest in reupholstery.

If the cover of your couch is a little worn-out but the cushion is still at its prime, it’s best to get it reupholstered by a pro. After all, there’s no need to spend a fortune on a new piece if you can still save the one you own.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

A Tiny 21sqm Studio Unit Undergoes A Needed Makeover

Interior designer Kat Villanueva-Lopez worked with clever storage solutions, multifunctional furniture, and sleek finishes to turn the cluttered space into a haven for a family of three

Done with KonMari? Here's Where You Can Donate Old Clothes and More

Make someone else happy by donating your pre-loved items!

7 Ways to Use Hooks Around the House

From organizing the kitchen to displaying your favorite plants, your pack of hooks can go a long way!

How to Correctly Clean Kitchen Counterops and Other Surfaces Your Child Touches

Your kitchen countertop is one of the dirtiest surfaces at home

Start The Year Right With These Decluttering Tips

Achieve a cleaner and brighter home with these handy hints

Sagada's Newest Art Hub Is a Sanctuary in the Mountains

It is called the Dogo Siwang Art Hub

You'll Feel Right at Home in This Hotel in Pasig City

We're definitely going back!

Welcome Prosperity and Positive Vibes Into Your Home with Feng Shui

Improve the positive energy in your home with these friendly reminders

Kids Can Enter Ayala Museum For Free This Weekend

Don't miss out on this!

Turn Your Bedroom Into A Comforting Space with These Colors

Sweet, calming, and neutral colors are our top picks!

Your Ultimate Guide on Choosing The Right Kitchen Tools

Shopping for appliances is really about making the right decisions

7 Beautiful & Peaceful Staycation Spots in Tagaytay

From cozy B&Bs to luxurious hotels, we give you a roundup of some of the best places to stay in for your next trip to this vibrant city
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!