A Piece of Printed Fabric can Transform that Old Couch

A Piece of Printed Fabric can Transform that Old Couch

A couch is often the centrepiece of a living room. Not only does its size make it stand out, but it also brings a cosy and comfortable atmosphere to a space. However, over the years, a couch can become outdated, stained or even saggy. When this happens, it can tempt you to buy a new one. But luckily, there are plenty of ways to update your old couch. From quick fixes to more permanent transformations, there is a solution for every old couch.

How to revive your old couch

One of the most effective ways to revive your old couch is to cover it with printed fabric. A printed couch can stand out as a unique piece of art and can add a touch of sophistication to your living space. 

With printed fabric, you can recover your couch or opt to reupholster your old furniture if needed. 

The difference between recovering and reupholstering

Recovering involves replacing the fabric, while reupholstering involves replacing the padding and springs, and mending the frame. This can include a lot of labour. 

If you're simply after a new look, or the fabric of your old couch has become faded or stained, recovering is the most suitable solution for you. 

Types of fabric to use 

There are a variety of materials that can be used to print on to cover your couch. These include: 

  • Cotton 

Cotton is a highly durable type of fabric. Most often, cotton upholstery fabric is part of a blend. The best cotton blends will contain about 45% to 60% cotton. It is soft to the touch but easily susceptible to wrinkling.

  • Linen 

Linen is a very strong and natural type of fibre. It is smooth and soft to the touch. This type of fabric is also naturally resistant to pilling and soiling, however, it can wrinkle easily.

  • Polyester 

Polyester is a synthetic fabric that is seldom used alone. It is mostly blended with natural materials such as cotton and wool. This fabric offers strength, is easy cleaning and is resistant to wrinkling, fading and abrasion.

The most popular prints on fabric couches

  • Plaid

Plaids are a popular choice for couches. Accompanied by stonework and heavy wooden furniture, a plaid couch can bring a majestic feel to a room.

  • Stripes

Stripes can be a good choice for print couches. It can be matched with other furniture in the room or with solid coloured throw pillows. When thoughtfully positioned, the couch can pull a viewer’s eyes toward a picture or a window.

  • Florals

Floral prints can be subtle or bold. Using this type of print can add an airy and fresh atmosphere to a space. It can be paired with solid pillows. When used in a clean and open space, a floral printed couch can be a beautiful centrepiece. 

Give new life to your old couch today

There’s no better way to compliment or complete a room than by investing in a beautifully printed couch. Whether you choose stripes or florals, you can easily revive your old couch and add style and flair to your living room. 

Need help? Contact the team at The Cape Art Company today to help you give new life to your old furniture.