Take your sofa cushions from frumpy to firm with this 3-step trick

Are the cushions on your sofa looking a little drab?

Spending money on a new sofa can cost hundreds (and even thousands) of dollars. But if all your sofa needs is a little more life in those cushions, interior designer and TODAY Tastemaker Francesco Bilotto has a fast and frugal solution to take your sofa from frumpy to firm.

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What you'll need:

  • 1 bed pillow per cushion. (A standard or queen-size pillow often works best.)

What to do:

1. Take the back cushions off sofa and unzip upholstery cover.

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2. Add one bed pillow on top of the original cushion, keeping the original sofa foam and batting in place.

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3. Zip up the upholstery cover over the cushion/pillow and enjoy the longing-lasting results!

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Side note: For sofas that are sewn closed and don't have zippers, you can still do this. Carefully open the stitching, follow the same steps above and re-sew the seams closed again with matching upholstery string.

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