How to Alter the Style of a Room Just by Changing the Sofa
The news at the moment is still being dominated by stories of economic woe and lay-offs by companies all over the world from Japan to New York and so you could be forgiven for thinking that the last thing on anyone’s mind would be making home improvements and re-decorating!
Interiors can change and lift your mood though so there’s no reason for you to have to miss out on the therapeutic value of changing your home decor, you just need to be a bit smart about it.
In this post we’ll be looking at how you can change the look and feel of an entire room just by making adjustments to the sofa or settee you already own.
- Before you do anything, think about what style or look you want to create in the room where your updated sofa will go.
Also check out the prices of some of the materials you would like to use, this way you’ll be able to come up with a realistic budget. Don’t forget to shop around too to find the best price for what you need.
Here are your options for sofa re-styling:
-Accessorize your sofa with a chic throw.
This is such aÂ cheap option but it will completely change the way your sofa looks!
If you want to use your sofa toÂ create a new focal point in the room experiment by using throws inÂ bold colors like red, blue, purple or even gold. You can add to the effect byÂ placing bright cushions on the sofa as well.
- Re-cover the sofa.
If you’ve got the handy skills to be able to make a sofa cover from scratch then that’s great because it’s the cheapest way to do it.
If you don’t then you needn’t worry there are plenty of ready made sofa and cushion covers available on the market.
-Hire a professional upholsterer.
This is a more expensive option than buying ready made sofa-covers but like all things in design if it’s tailor made and bespoke it will have a higher price tag. The upsides are that the cover will be very high quality, probably a lot more durable andÂ also professional upholsters will be able to do things like replace the foam in the sofa or construct different shaped arms for your old sofa.
-Remember that not only will updating your sofa cost you a lot less than buying a new one it’s also an environmentally friendly option because you are essentially recycling an item that would other wise land up on a dump somewhere!
For more info on covering a sofa click here