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3 Signs You Need To Buy A New Sofa

Maybe it's already time to break up with your loveseat

Photography: William Ong (Main Photo)

Just like how we are with our beds, it's quite easy to get attached to our couches. It's where we nap, snuggle in to watch a movie, and relax after a long day at work.

However, because we love it so much, we may not notice that it already looks worn out. As much as we never want to part with it, it's appearance matters too. It shouldn't only bring us comfort, it should also boost the beauty of our home. 

Check out these three telltale signs to see if it's time to invest in a new piece:

When the frame is starting to warp and take a different shape. 

While most homeowners believe that the cushion is key when inspecting a sofa, it's actually the frame that determines how long the sofa will last. If the wood is starting to feel a little soft, has more visible knots, and already makes cracking noises when you sit, maybe it's time to consider getting a new couch. 

When the tears aren't repairable with quick fixes. 

Regardless of material, little rips can usually be solved with a sewing kit. However, when a couch grows too old, tears have a tendency to repeat and get worse—eventually, you'd have to call in a professional. Sometimes, replacement can come out cheaper than repair. 

READ: Here's An Easy Fix For A Peeling Leather Couch   

Photo by Marc Jao.

When you can no longer get stubborns stains out. 

Over the course of its life, your sofa may have experienced numerous food and drink spills. When stain removal hacks and rotating cushions don't work anymore, it's time to ditch it for a newer piece. 

READ: 5 Ways To Maintain Your Sofa 

Photo by Marc Jao.

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