toolsSometimes a look that you thought was perfect at one point begins to lose its luster. What you initially thought tied the whole room together may now be tearing the room apart. Instead of dishing out a ton of money for a new sofa or chair set, consider a new design instead. Custom furniture has become very popular, and furniture redesign is perfect for when you love the piece but are over the look. Here are 3 easy tips to create your dream sofa without breaking the bank.

1) One of the easiest and most effective ways to change up the look of your furniture is through reupholstery. By reupholstering, you can update the look of any piece you own. If you are planning to paint a room, you can easily change the color of your sofa to match. Maybe you feel that your furniture design seems a little out of date – picking a new pattern is a simple way to add a modern flair, without redesigning the entire room. Changing the fabric of a piece you already own can be simple and straightforward and with so many looks out there to choose from, reupholstering can breathe new life into any room.

2) When you already have a solid piece of good quality furniture, the idea of dumping it is tough. But, if you move to a place where space is limited, you may feel stuck. Besides updating the fabric of your sofa, there is also the option of a shape change. If you feel your couch is taking up too much room, you can have it shortened for a reasonable price. The same goes for if you would like your couch to take up more of the wall and accommodate company better. Many are stuck on the belief that if they want a different style, then they need to head to the store. Changes like this are 100% feasible when you work with a professional.

3) Another redesign option is switching the arms of your sofa. Not many people think about how much wear and tear the arms receive, from people sitting on them to leaning against them. If you have one that is more used than the other, you can easily have them switched. By switching the arms, you can get more use out of both of them. You can also consider just getting them repaired to help create that new look.

No matter what kind of update you want, there are many options out there. There really is no need to settle for anything that doesn’t make you happy. When you have the choice to change the size and shape of your sofa, as well as to update the material, why not do it? Designing your dream sofa is easy. After the work is done, one of your oldest couches could appear to be a custom made sofa.