Suffering from having an old and tired sofa in your house, yet cannot give up on it easily? How about giving the following updates a try? It may sound crazy to take your old sofa to the next level by teaching it some new tricks.
New Throw Pillows
Believe it or not, getting new throw pillows is the easiest and the most affordable way. If you want to transform the whole atmosphere in unique ways, throw pillows are on the case. You can modify the lines, shapes, sizes and materials. It does not matter if you have neutral or dark, you can go for bright and bold throw pillows. Go for something geometric in case you have a floral line. And you can choose soft materials in case you have a rough one. Bear in mind that throw pillows are available in various styles. That is why your options are limitless!
Consider Some Nailhead Trim
Assuming you had a plain Jane sofa and you are looking forwarding adding a formal look, some nailhead trim can do the job by simply setting the sofa’s lines you desire to accentuate. You can nail in the tracks after. However, bear in mind to opt for a solid part of the frame in order to get a solid foundation to attach the trim into. And you can only do that on an upholstered piece not on a slipcovered one.
Stuff Saggy Cushions
You still have a good chance to make your old saggy sofa appear much better using stuffing cushions. You should not shove only cotton batting, but also remove the cover and cover the cushion in a layer or two of quilt or foam covers. Use a spray adhesive to prevent it from shifting around. What if there are still some saggy spots? You should fill them with additional cotton batting pieces. No sweat!
Switch out the Legs
Despite the fact that it may sound weird, but it is true! Switching out the legs grants your old sofa a nice, yet efficient appearance. Unbelievably, most of the today’s sofas are made of more than a single frame. Sofa seats, backs and arms are all made as one piece. That is why the legs cannot last longer and they are screwed as time goes by. Just add a new color paint to the old legs to look as if they are new.