Whether your sofa is a year old or ten years old there’s nothing wrong with giving it a little sofa refresh. Refreshing your sofa doesn’t have to be complicated either. Yes, you could paint your walls or look at slipcovers or if it’s really worth it, reupholstering to change the look of your sofa but who has time for that? Easy and simple is what we’re all about and did we mention budget friendly too? Plus, this way when you’re feeling a change coming on again, you’ll know just what to do. Below are a few easy and budget-friendly ways to update your sofa. We’re pretty sure they’ll have you falling in love with your sofa all over again.
1. Linen Spray
Aside from the kitchen, the sofa is also a major hub in the home. It’s the central location for family movie night and sometimes doubles as the kitchen table, your toddler’s jungle gym, or the perfect place to nap. That being said you sofa goes through a lot on a daily basis and sometimes smells from all that action can get trapped in the fabric. By using a linen spray specially designed for your sofa, you’ll be able to literally breath new life into it.
The good news is there are so many different brands on the market to try. Some simply add a light scent while other help kill germs and other allergens. Before you go too crazy with the spray, first try it in an inconspicuous area to ensure it won’t stain or leave any marks. This will also help you test out the scent to ensure that you’ll like it once you spray your whole sofa. If your sofa could use a deeper clean we recommend this spot cleaning tool. Again, make sure to test in an inconspicuous area first to be safe.
The Laundress Fabric Fresh
Febreze Odor-Eliminating Fabric Refresher, Unscented
DRMTLGY Natural Green Tea Linen and Room Spray
Lysol Disinfectant Spray Fabric – Lavender
2. Update Throw Pillows
More often than not just updating the throw pillows on your couch is enough to give it new life. Add pops of color and print to totally transform the look. When updating your pillows you have many options. You can keep your old ones and simply buy new pillow covers. When doing this, buy pillow covers two inches smaller than the pillow to achieve a full, plump pillow that will stand on it’s own. By doing this simple hack, you’ll be able to keep you pillows from looking sad and slumped and more HGTV ready. Also, don’t be afraid to vary your pillows in size and texture to create a more interesting look for your sofa refresh.
H&M Khaki and Green Floral Pillow Cover
H&M Ruffle-trimmed Pillow Cover
Orosco Square Cotton Pillow Cover by Lark Manor™
Tracy Porter® Mila Oblong Multicolor Throw Pillow
3. Add A New Throw
The great sofa throw can provide the perfect balance of interest and function. There’s nothing better than cozying up on the sofa with a nice soft throw but you can also use it to add some great texture to your sofa when not in use. Not quite sure how to incorporate a throw on your sofa? To style a throw, try folding it neatly and placing it over the arm of the couch. Leave it long but not touching the floor. Another idea, fold the throw in thirds length wise and lay down the center of the couch again making sure it doesn’t touch the floor. Lastly try cascading it down one end of the sofa starting with it either over the back cushion or the arm rest and down over the seat. Check out more ideas for how to style your throw HERE!
Oversized Primalush Throw Blanket – Threshold™ – Clay
Madison Park Arctic Ultra Plush Down-Alternative Throw
Arrowhead Throw – Design Imports
Bedsure Knit Throw
Your turn! How will you refresh your sofa?
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