Tips for Reforming the Sofa

The living room is a versatile place that can be used to welcome friends, gather family in front of the TV or play with the kids, which is why it needs to be beautiful and cozy. Part of this is due to the decoration and sofa, the main piece of this environment.

But what about when the fabric on the couch is all worn, almost tearing, with the seat fully sunk? Is it time to buy a new couch? It may be, but if the structure is good, it is worth betting on a makeover.


In some cases, it is preferable to make a recovery on the mobile over buying another. Best of all, you can still save money. If you have an old wood-based sofa at home, don't even think about getting rid of it.

At sofa structures Made from hardwoods, such as pink peroba, were once quite common in the market. Gradually, the sofas were made with pine, a type of wood much more fragile and that can not stand to be assembled and disassembled.

Choose well the tapestry that will make the sofa makeover It's a very important detail. That's because tapestry is a craft job that requires a lot of care to get it done right. Some errors can even ruin the couch and there is no way to recover.


Search, search for referrals, chat with people who have already used the tapestry services you are interested in and ask to see the result.

In refurbishing the sofa, not only the fabric, but all parts can be replaced. You can change springs and foams to make the upholstery look new, change the rounded shape of the arm and make it straighter and more current, increase or decrease the size of the piece.

Which fabric to choose for the sofa?

The most fun part of reform the couch, is to choose the fabric. There are no rules, but before you go shopping, you need to consider several points. First, look at the thickness and strength of the fabric. Cotton and wool are considered the most durable, especially when mixed with synthetic fibers such as polyester and nylon.


The sofa fabrics Microfiber is also a great option, as well as being durable, easy to clean and hardly stain. Natural leather has the advantage of being soft to the touch and keeping the temperature without getting too hot or too cold. The ecological leather (leather), is a synthetic coating that has less cost spoils easier due to contact with uric acid present in human sweat.

After choosing the sofa cover typeConsider the decoration of the room or the environment in which it should be. The neutral and discreet tones are the reason not to fight with the rest of the decoration. Shades of gray and beige match everything, no mistake. If the sofa is used a lot, especially when there are children in the house, it is best to bet on the dark colors. Black and brown are always on the rise.

Otherwise, if the sofa is the highlight of the décor, prefer a very bright plain tone or a patterned fabric with personality. It is also worth mixing prints, lining the seat with one pattern and backrest with another, but beware of fads. You can plan another makeover soon if you get sick of the fabric.

SMALL ROOM MAKEOVER | JVONGPHOUMY (April 2021)


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