Q:

How do I fix sagging sofa cushions?

A:

Quick Answer

As time goes on, couch cushions tend to wear out with repeated use. When a couch starts sagging, it's difficult to get in and out of it and often uncomfortable to sit on. A few do-it-yourself steps can be taken to preserve your sofa and stop it from sagging.

Know More

Full Answer

  1. Wash the cushion covers

    Remove the cushion covers from the sofa cushions. Read the cleaning instructions and follow them to clean the cushion covers. If you're able to wash the covers, the cleaning process should tighten up the fabric or shrink it just a bit so that when you return the cushions to them, the covers keep the foam taut. Move the cushions around so the same sections aren't always in the prime position for sitting.

  2. Add foam to the cushions

    Measure the sofa cushions. Cut sections of 1/2-inch thick foam to fit inside. Add the foam to the existing foam inside the cushions, making sure it is inserted evenly. If you need more support, add a second layer of foam.

  3. Add plywood under the cushions

    Remove the cushions from the sofa and measure the seating area. Cut a piece of plywood that is about 1 inch smaller than the seating area all the way around. Set it down on the couch, then set the cushions on top of it.

Learn more about Seating

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a backless sofa called?

    A:

    A backless sofa is called a divan. This type of sofa is often situated against a wall where pillows can be propped up for more support.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you upholster a sofa?

    A:

    Re-upholster a sofa by measuring it before purchasing the fabric, cutting the old fabric off the sofa, tracing the pattern on the new fabric, cutting the fabric and attaching it to the sofa’s frame. Trace the cushions on the new fabric, then cut to size. Attach a zipper.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who invented the sofa?

    A:

    It is unknown who the exact inventor of the sofa was; the initial designs and models were invented in England and France around the late 17th century. One of the earliest surviving sofas originates from England and is thought to have been made in 1690s.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can a person replace sagging couch cushions?

    A:

    To replace sagging couch cushions, re-stuff the original fabric with fresh foam batting or sew a new set of covers based on the dimensions of the original cushions. In some cases, it is the couch itself rather than the cushions that cause the sofa to sag. Slipping a sheet of plywood underneath the cushions might solve the problem without having to replace the cushions.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore