Giving My Sofa a New Lease of Life…
Whilst we were doing our living room makeover, I was desperate to buy all things new. That included a new sofa. I’ve wanted a new sofa for such a long time, but it’s not something that we can afford/ really want to buy right now. Therefore, this led to me finding new ways to give our sofa a new lease of life. The only real way to do this is when you stuff your sofa cushions.
Stuffing your sofa cushions has always been a task that I’ve put off. It seemed more of a hassle than needed. I also thought for how much it would cost to actually re-stuff the sofa, it didn’t seem worth it. However, for about a fifth of the cost of a decently priced sofa, you can get something that looks brand new. For us at least, it stopped us from investing in a brand-new sofa that might not work when we eventually buy a home.
The reality is that stuffing your sofa cushions is a little pricy, but worth it. Don’t believe me? Scroll down to see the before and after pictures and tell me what you think…
HOW TO STUFF YOUR SOFA CUSHIONS.
It was such a sad-looking sofa before. As you can see from the above images, you need two essential things you for this task. These are upholstery foam sheet and hollow fibre stuffing. Ideally, go for the thickest foam you can get. That’s what is going to give your sofa the fullness (honestly coins could have bounced up into the ceiling after we were done stuffing!)
The process is simple. You need to cut the foam to size and place into your sofa cushions. This can be difficult, I found placing the foam into a bin liner was a great way for the foam to slide in. Simply cut the bin liner once you’ve got it in place. Next is to stuff. Take handfuls of the stuffing and shove it in. It’s important to make sure you’re getting into all the corners and gaps, to make sure it’s all filled out. Once you’ve done, zip it up and there you go!
THE FINAL TOUCHES.
I’m so glad I did this project. And I know you’ve guys have noticed the difference from the comments on my Instagram feed. Looking at the images for the before and after I forgot how much our sofa needed this makeover. This will do us until we do need to buy a new sofa for the new house. In the meantime, I have so much fibre stuffing leftover in our spare room, I’m ready to give the sofa a top off if needed. If your sofa is in need of a little TLC, this might be the way to go.
SHOP MY LIVING ROOM.