Before you throw that old couch, armchair, or lounge suite out onto the pavement, consider whether some DIY touch-ups might just give it a whole new lease on life!

If your couch is looking a little worse for wear, here are some easy ways to give it a makeover and bring it back to its former glory.


Start by giving it a good vacuum. This will help to remove any dirt, dust, or crumbs that may have accumulated over time. If your couch is particularly dirty, you may need to shampoo it with a mild upholstery cleaner.

Once it’s clean, take a look at the fabric. Is it faded? Worn? Stained? You may be able to cover up minor damage with a slipcover or throw blanket. If the fabric is in really bad shape, you could always reupholster the couch using new fabric.

The next step is to assess the couch’s structure. Are the cushions sagging? Cushion filling is very affordable, and will have those pillows plump again in no time. Is the frame wobbling? If so, you may need to replace some of the couch’s internal components. This is a more advanced DIY project, but it’s definitely doable if you’re feeling handy.

Finally, take a look at the couch’s legs. Are they wobbly or scratched up? You can easily replace them with new legs or furniture feet. This will give your couch a whole new look!

With a little bit of elbow grease, you can easily turn that old couch into a brand-new piece of furniture! Not only that, learning how to reupholster old furniture is a skill you can use over and over again when decorating your home.

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