There really is nothing like coming home from a long, tiring day at work, sinking into your ultra-comfy sofa and putting your feet up! I know this because it’s the highlight of my day as well. Because it’s the piece of furniture you immediately go for at the end of the day, why not give it a quick makeover with some simple updates and enhancements, such as toss cushions.
Pale neutral designs are a popular choice as they can add a suitable elegance to your sofa; also, they will easily blend in with any color scheme you may already have in your living room. Experiment with different textures and patterns and arrange in different tactile interesting layers for varying looks.
Here are some of our favorite ideas for simple sofa makeovers:
1. Beautiful throw pillows. Many sofas come with stock throw pillows, but they generally match the sofa and can get a bit boring after a while. You can go to different retailers that have throw pillows of all colors, textures and patterns for more variety. If you have the time and the creativity, you can even opt to create some of your own throw pillows using designs from the Internet.
2. Homey throw blankets. A great new throw blanket over your trusty old sofa immediately transforms it without costing you too much. They are very cost-effective, easy to find, and easy to use as well. Of course, during cold weather throw blankets provide much needed warmth, but another purpose for throw blankets is to cover stains in the sofa.
3. Sofa slipcovers. Aside from throw blankets, slipcovers are another affordable way to transform your sofa from boring to memorable. Many slipcovers are washable so they are also really good choices if you have pets or young kids. Slipcovers come in different fabrics and colors that can complement the home decor you already have.
If you can you sew or know someone who can? If so, there are many fabulous online sources for fabric to make your own! Making your own sofa accessories not only saves you a lot of money, but also allows you to exercise your own imagination and creativity. You have all the freedom to experiment with colors, styles, and fabrics for your very own designs.
Also, if your sofa is quite old and already has some flat spots, fluffing it with extra batting does a lot of wonders.