Owning a sofa doesn’t mean that you have to stick with the way it looks all the time. This is especially so if you want to change the look of your living room every now and then. Even if a sofa looks good with its original upholstery, it helps to know how to dress it up to match different seasons and occasions.
Although there is the option to reupholster your sofa, you don’t really need to resort to that every time you want to change the look of your living room. Why not look into slipcovers for your furniture? Although the word might conjure images of outdated décor, the new slipcovers out on the market offer clean lines and various elegant fabric and design choices for the modern home. Throwing on a slipcover is also an easy way to spruce up your home before guests arrive. Aside from that, these will keep the sofa body stain-free.
When you’re out buying the right slipcover for your sofa, you can choose to either buy just one for those special occasions or buy a few different colors or styles to suit different occasions and décor. There is a wide array of styles to choose from, so it pays to look carefully through each one and consider not just color and fabric, but also the fit and the skirt style. A straight skirt gives a different impression from a pleated or ruffled one.
To further dress up your sofa, don’t forget to add a dash of accessories such as throw pillows or even a cotton throw, also known as a “nap blanket”. These will definitely come in handy for keeping cozy while watching your favorite movies.
If you find there’s absolutely no hope for your sofa and there’s really nothing you can do to save it, you are in luck! Coincidentally, our Schewels family is giving away a FREE new sofa to one person every month that posts their ugliest sofa – either on our Facebook wall or Twitter feed. Try entering it in our Ugly Sofa Contest to see if you can win a brand new one to replace it. This contest is a monthly one and is open to all residents of Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina and neighboring Schewels locations. Your ugly couch could very well be your lucky one!
Have other ideas for spicing up your favorite sofa? Go ahead and share them with us in the comments.
Easy Ways to Dress Up a Sofa to Create Different Looks