make sofa more comfy

shadeyNovember 12, 2010


My couch is pleasing to the eye and comfortable for me, but my husband finds that the back is too straight (goes straight up -- almost 90 degree angle on the back) and the cusions stick out a bit far so he can't really sink in.

It was pricey and I like it ... but I gotta make it work for hubby. Can I have the cusions remade in a wedge form or something to make it more comfy? Would I talk to an upholster about this?



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Shadey, I have a sofa with sort of a similar back. It came with pretty large 26 x 26 (Euro) style loose cushions. They overlapped each other a bit. What I did was to order 20x20 softer cushions with zip-off covers so that the back was softer.

I think a wedge shape would be firmer and not give the kind of look YOU like, nor would it give the comfortable sink-into feeling that your DH is looking for. Here is a shot of the sofa we have, sort of a British West Indies style. I like it because I can whip off those covers and wash them, and I can also make easy slip covers for myself.

In this pic, I had a blanket on the bottom cushion because of our two small dogs. That bench style cushion also zips off for washing, and is the same fabric as the back cushions.

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