Flick through the pages of any glossy lifestyle magazine and you’re bound to find numerous pictures of gorgeous homes with seriously luxurious-looking decor. Elegant furniture, designer wallpaper, and carpets so fluffy you’d be happy to curl up on them and fall asleep. If you feel like your home is looking a little, well, tired and it could do with a spruce up – especially with the festive season on its way – there are a few easy, quick and cheap designer tips to get the look. So read on to discover our top tips for dressing your sofa like a pro.
Whether you’ve got corner sofas, an old leather sofa that’s seen better days, or you’re doubling up a sofa bed as your main seating area, it’s easy to get them looking great. The trick is – it’s all about creating texture. You want your sofa to look enticing, and that means adding layers, depth, interest to your sofa.
Throws, rugs, cushions, pillows, shawls, and blankets are all great ways to give your sofa some TLC. If you’re looking to create a particular look – a Moroccan theme for instance – then go for bright, bold colours. You could even add a touch of the exotic by using fabric with tiny mirrors and sequins on. They’ll catch the light and add real interest and appeal when the sun shines into your living room.
If you’ve got cushions which you’ve fallen out of love with, simply remove the inner pad and either buy more covers, or create your own using a sewing machine. Cushion covers are one of the easiest things to make and you needn’t sew in zips – just add buttons and loops to close the fastening at the end.
Simply by adding layers of fabrics and cushions, your sofa will soon look as if it’s been dressed like a pro… and you’ll probably never want to get off it again. We can’t blame you!