DIY: How to Lease New Life into an Old Sofa


Your sofa is perhaps one of the most commonly used furniture items within your home. The reason is that this handy piece fits to a variety of tasks including doing homework, movie watching, having a power nap and eating!

Excessive use for different purposes on daily basis, however, makes sofas retire earlier than other things like your bed and chairs. And since most of us find it easier to replace an old sofa with a new one than trying to mend it, we end up spending too much unnecessarily!

So, if the frame of your old sofa is still fine and cushion springs haven’t given up yet, you can patch it up and save lots of money.

Here is how you can give your old sofa a new life:

Get Interchangeable Covers 

One of the most time tested ways that will make your old sofa pop is dropping traditional pillows covers and giving smart interchangeable covers a try. You can keep changing your pillow covers for different seasons in order to maintain both style and freshness.

Another good idea is to pick a throw blanket with the right shades that complement the colors of curtains and other things within the room.


Trendy Sofa Covers

While there may be changes in fabric and foam, all typical sofa covers come in regular designs and sizes. So, getting in-trend sofa covers for your aged sofa will be a truly intelligent move.

This time, try something different from traditional plastic covers. You always have bold, vibrant and trendy sofa covers as an option when you find it difficult to decide.



If you think there is no other way out, you can get your sofa upholstered. In that case, however, you should leave the job to professionals, for you might end up ruining the entire thing.

Ensure that the sofa frame is still usable before you decide to invest in reupholstering. And if you think the frame is alright and only your cushions need stuffing, it is not that costly a job.

When getting your sofa reupholstered:

  • Green fabrics will be a good option
  • Cotton, hemp, linen and wool will be the best choices
  • If you want to go completely green, vintage or second-hand

Change the Position

We often forget changing the position of furniture pieces from time to time, unless it is very important. Though changing the current position of your old sofa will not change its condition, the new position and angle may certainly give it a new look in accordance with the color of walls and other objects around. If it works for your sofa, consider changing the position of your furniture from time to time.

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