If you’re spending more time at home than ever before, then the chances are your sofa is your happy place. But if it’s cushions are sagging and it no longer provides the comfort you need you might be thinking about replacing it.
Here’s why you should think twice.
We send 22 million pieces of furniture to landfill every year with a staggering 51% of those pieces only needing a slight repair. We know that reusing old furniture saves money and is better for the planet, so if your sofa is showing signs of age why not up-cycle it the sustainable way with replacement cushions.
Pick the right replacement cushion inners and your sofa will stay comfortable, supportive and fuss-free for years to come.
Start with comfort
When you nestle down into your sofa you’re looking for the ultimate in feel-good support and comfort.
Feathers and down create that luxurious sensation of sinking into your cushions but they will compact over time and require extra maintenance. Foam inners come in a variety of grades allowing you to get the precise degree of firmness or softness you need to relax.
Consider your budget
If you expect your sofa to last another ten years or more it’s worth investing in the best quality replacement cushions you can afford. The quality of your furniture will be a useful guide to getting the balance right between budget and longevity.
Modern sofas may have fibre filled cushions that are easily compacted. A cost-effective foam replacement cushion inner will boost your comfort without breaking the bank.
It’s often more cost-effective to revive a well-crafted classic sofa from a maker like Parker Knoll. If you’ve bought a beautiful second-hand sofa that’s a classic of quality and design we can help you bring it back to its best with replacement cushions.
What’s your style?
Some cushion replacements pick themselves. After all, if you have an old Chesterfield with roll arms and huge cushions then only down and feathers will do. If your aesthetic is modern and angular then foam creates the right sharp edged finish.
However, if you don’t want the maintenance that comes with feathers, we can create replacement foam cushions that are sculpted and finished with that perfect ‘domed’ shape that suggests the ultimate in comfort and suits most furniture styles.
If only feathers will do, consider replacing them with hybrid feather/foam cushion inners. These combine the softness and elegance of a feather filling with the longevity of foam and require much less looking after to keep looking good.
Care and maintenance
Feather cushions are high maintenance requiring constant fluffing and plumping to keep them looking their best.
If you’re considering replacing a piece of furniture because you don’t have time to keep the cushions looking their best, replacement cushions are a clever investment. We can offer foam grades that precisely imitate the comfort of feathers without any of the hard work.
Foam cushions are also much easier to keep clean and stay looking fluffed and perfect even after an evening bingeing on a boxset. They also have the advantage of being hypoallergenic, so if you’re considering getting rid of a sofa because feather cushions make you sneeze opt for foam replacement cushions instead.
Replace and reuse with SWU
At South West Upholstery we offer a full range of specialist upholstery services Bristol businesses and homeowners need from replacement cushion inners to commercial refurbishment.
We’re a family upholstery business based in Bristol with a commitment to sustainability. So why not let us help you rescue your furniture with replacement cushions? Contact us today and we’ll be happy to help.