Three Tricks for Breathing New Life Into Your Old Sofa

Before you spend untold sums of money on new furniture cushions, know there are less expensive ways to breathe new life into furniture.

Trendy loft-style living room
A simple change of pillow and blanket color can make it appear as though you’ve redecorated the entire room.Chait Goli/Pexels

Interior design is subjective, but when it comes to displaying good taste, there are a few principles involved. One of those is that a couch alone can’t serve as the last word on your personal style. It needs some punctuation in the form of an extra pillow or two, preferably a matched set. Picking out sofa cushions may seem like an inconsequential afterthought, but they serve as the accent mark on any well-considered space. Here are three ways to make the most of this subtle but essential interior accessory.

MIULEE Pack of 2, Velvet Soft Soild Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers Set

Colorful Option

This one does not include inserts.MIULEE

Buying the pillow cover separately is an easy way to get exactly the right color and texture you are looking for. It can be a little harder to precisely match any given cover with the perfect insert, but buying covers and inserts individually opens up an entirely new array of design and size choices.

EDOW Throw Pillow Inserts

Machine Washable

If someone in your home has allergies, select a model with hypoallergenic filling.EDOW

Whether you are custom matching covers, refurbishing old pillows, or creating your own craft covers from scratch, it’s important to get the right fit in a pillow insert. Many reviewers recommend buying one size larger than needed for a firm fit. Also, look for inserts that are washable and have sterilized or hypoallergenic stuffing, especially if it is a natural product like duck or goose feathers.

Foamily 2 Pack - 12" x 20" Premium Hypoallergenic Lumbar Stuffers Pillow Inserts

Back Support

If you suffer from lower back pain or always seem to get stuck in the “uncomfortable” chair, this one’s for you.Foamily

If you want to add a little more luxury and comfort to the family sofa, think about throwing in a couple of lumbar pillows alongside the standard square cushions. They won’t take up much room, they add color variation to any interior, and lumbar pillows offer an extra level of comfort come nap time.