How to upgrade your couch cushion

In most homes, the busiest spot in the house is the couch in front of the TV or in the living room. This is why a simple upgrade to the couch and its cushions will make a huge difference. Here is a quick guide on how to go about the upgrade:

The first step is to change the cushion filling. There are three ways cushions and couch mattresses are filled. The three methods are all foam, spring, and down-blend. Of the three, down-blend is the by far the most comfortable. Follow the process for a down-blend and use a soft inner foam followed by a blend of down and poly-fiber.

The next step is to change the foam mattress that sits at the base of the couch. Sometimes the base itself will be more cushions, so this might not be necessary. Match the softness and comfort levels of the base with the cushions. The last thing you want is to have soft pillows and a harder seat. A good approach is to go with roughly the same inner materials for both the cushion and the mattress.

The final step is to choose the right fabric. Avoid any abrasive and hot fabric and prioritize comfort over the appearance. Often we choose a design or color that we want without thinking about the fabric will feel. Before any final decisions are made, go to multiple stores and get a feel for the fabrics and foam combinations available.


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