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Sofa Updates to Brighten Your Space

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s a great time to update your sofa. Our living areas see extra use over the holidays with celebrations and visits from family and friends. As you make your space merry and bright with holiday decorations and prepare for guests, freshen up your recreational spaces with these inexpensive, easy sofa updates.

Update Your Sofa with a Fitted Cover

If you’re ready for a new look in your living room but not ready for the expense of new furniture, choosing a new sofa cover is a great option. Not only will this give you a chance to brighten your space with a new pattern or color, but it will also hide any stains or wear and tear on your existing furniture. Sofa covers work best when there are individual seat cushions, because the cushions tend to hold down the sofa cover.

Fitted or slipcovers can also provide some peace of mind when company visits. These covers are much easier to clean than the upholstered surfaces of a chair or couch. Just be sure to measure twice to order once.

You can find beautiful covers in many stores online, like this sofa cover from Amazon. They’re also easy to use—no sewing required.

Have Your Sofa Reupholstered

Having your furniture professionally reupholstered is a great way to preserve the sense of elegance in your space while giving your furniture a beautiful new look. It’s more expensive and more time-consuming than purchasing a slipcover for your sofa or couch, but you’ll also get a better fit and have higher-quality options for fabric and a wide variety of colors and patterns.

It’s also cheaper than purchasing a whole new sofa, and means getting more life out of the furniture you love.

Update Your Throws and Pillows

sofa updates for your home with new throw pillows

Adding new pillows and a textured throw blanket can give your sofa the just facelift it needs. Try this when shopping for new sofa pillows:

  • Look for at least one pillow with a pattern.
  • Try pillows with texture for added interest.
  • Group your pillows in sets of three on your couch.

For more tips on selecting patterns, check out our post on pattern in interior design.

It’s a good idea to change out your pillows seasonally. It helps to freshen up the look in your living areas and keep a clean space. Throw pillows or blankets absorb dirt and oils from our skin as we use them, so cleaning or replacing them regularly is important.

Have Your Sofa Professionally Cleaned

Another quick, relatively inexpensive idea is to hire a licensed, professional cleaner to clean your upholstered furniture. While it won’t erase wear and tear on your furniture, having your sofa cleaned will restore some brightness and vibrancy to the fabric. Combining this with some fresh pillows can make the whole room seem new and company-ready.

Find the Perfect Color Palette with a Mood Board

Creating a color palette that matches your existing décor and brightens or updates your space can be a challenge. Contact me today to discuss how I can help you choose colors and pair patterns that align with your design goals.