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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

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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. 

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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. 

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.

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