Tutorial on How To Reupholster A Chair

You guys probably saw my rocking chair upholstery slash slipcover job, and today we are going to actually be a pull string this chair if you don’t know how to sell if you have no experience doing this don’t worry, neither do I. And I actually did this whole process with our son which was fantastic.

I’m not an expert, and so I decided just to go ahead and make pattern pieces out of the scene because I didn’t know the beginnings of figuring out how much fabric I need. So I just made these pieces for how I figured I’d put it on the chair but then I’ll and then ended up going to DO lands and telling the lady at the register what size pieces I need, and she helped me do that.

I got this a lovely fabric, and I’m over here at my parents’ house. And here’s sister Khloe, you guys met in my pumpkin must in the video is going to help me with this project. I’m super grateful, so I’m just going to go ahead and start laying out this fabric here. In 20 out to seek peace to me, this seems like the most straightforward piece so I decided to stick with that first.

The lady who is wandering around with their heads is it my fault she’s adorable and she had a leading kids she does not look like she had a lot of kids which is like my biggest fan and she loves watching me do projects. Notice here I am just stuff seen the fabric in the corners of the chair for the seat peace and to the back of peace so depending on what kind of terror you have this may or may not work but I actually sat in this chair a lot, and if I ever see super close to the chair and super secure so for me I was able to do this most upholstery jobs.

Actually go ahead and tear off the old fabric before putting on the new fabric but for me that was just way too intense I didn’t want to project that was going to take weeks to finish and then I might mess up on I wanted something that was cheap easy and quick to do so that’s why I decided to just go ahead by talking and this fabric I’m I did use the fabric glue or something like that if it was a little bag here, but this worked perfectly fine for this. And. I’m just folding over that front piece and stay clean it down we had a terrible stapler well either that or I’m awful at stapling to keep we now also staples that I miss.

Chloe was super brave and let me be around her fingers which is totally crazy, and I managed to only have my fingers, and so hopefully Chloe will work with. So there you guys go that is like my terrible stapling job that is the bottom of the front of the chair wearing securing it was stapled. Next, we pulled it under these raw edges and stapled back down tight and stable to begin and staple. That was behind the scenes.

Getting frustrated at that’s people that I don’t actually know what you would call these but they’re just some darts gathers cleats I think that’s what you call it I only simply on the corners of the chair to make it conform to the shape of a chair better.

And your clothing are just a now do you mean how the back would work again I’m kind of winning this I have no experience mess whatsoever so do this at your own risk okay if your coffee what I’m doing it worked for me you might have to do something different and make it work for you my goal was just to get different fabric honest here because this chair is really stained I didn’t take well before pictures of it but it’s like a nasty stain however it’s actually a costly chair that was given to election night by my parents when they moved, and so I did want to keep it here I’m just cutting off the fabrics to make it easier to slide in the corners of the chair and then I am stapling the back a little bit here.

This actually is wins the staple gun broke we ran out of staples and so here Colleen are eyeing up the chair seen how we like it and imagining whether we want hockey side arms whether we want tight sidearms or how we’re going to actually go about that process because the arms were really intimidating another day another shot back at home trying to figure out how I’m going to do this I ended up getting a much better staple gun, and I decided to secure all 4 edges of the side panels with staples.

So here I am stapling under the arm to start. Did I did that little pleading again on the back of the chair and then went and stapled the bottom of the chair and then went and stapled the end of the chair so as you can see this is really tight really firm and really secure on all four edges of this site. After I cut off the excess fabric, this is how it looks, and billions plan with this toothbrush. This is what working from home looks like. Okay, so they went ahead and stapled the friends on this right-hand side of the arm actually.

I tried to stable the left-hand side of the arm too, but there wasn’t anything to stable into, and so my staples just kept coming out which is actually really frustrating, so I was going to have to come up with a different solution on bass again I reach here is different this worked for this chair but it might not work for you. Fabric glue and just glued down at the top of the fabric so that it would stay in place I find this tacky spring honestly that tacky but it did the job for basically based in the cool thing about this topic it was initially $150, and I use coupons to get it down to $66 so I’m super stoked about that.

Both sides have been stapled already, and so I’m just hot clean the staff to handle down because everything else around it and this is really just for looks it’s not going to take a lot of pressure you’re sitting or the kids riding on it for stuff like that. Go ahead and cut off the excess fabric and to do a little bit of cleaning up here I tried tacky glue that it worked out well so now I’m just going ahead and using hot glue which is surprising super durable.

I am responding you guys on Instagram. And I’m just going to go ahead and do this hot glue all the way around and do my little pleats. I’m using a book to hold it because hot glue burns like the Dickens, so I’m trying to avoid. Here’s how it looks before I put the front piece on is actually really really secure. It’s taking like a big run of strain is stable mainly that right-hand side the left-hand side well that’s just talking.

And it’s another day another I’ll say I still have a wash my here since the beginning of this video at least that’s what it looks like I basically did the same exact thing you saw on the right-hand side on the left-hand side I just stuck little cans in the front of the fabric and tend. Break to the chair and then cut out around the shape of the arm then once I got the general idea I went in and did a little bit tighter all the way around the chair if I did this again I would do it so that it worked on one side and then cut out a replica for the opposite side I wish I’d done this on this chair because both arms did not turn out the exact same way that it works.

Then I just took that tacky spray sprayed on the back of this fabric and stuck it up here so that I nature it set and then I hot glued around the material securing it even tighter. This hot please set me to look really change you guys but it works like a really really good I actually was going to use my sewing machine and do a little bit more legitimate upholstery on the sleeves by selling the front panel to the sleep panel that my sewing machine bit the dust, so I wasn’t able to do that.

Covering up the stables with this corny that I got for 5 weeks so it’s a pretty good deal this whole entire tear ended up being $70 to complete and it is like I said it’s a really incredibly beautiful chair is way cheaper for me to put new fabric on it then to go out and buy a whole new chair yeah I do have 2 little kids I’m assuming that by the time I upholstery job falls apart the fabric will already be soiled and looking for a replacement.

Anyway like I just mentioned I do have 2 little kids and so I did want someone of a slipcover because the day after I finish this chair Leon was sitting in it with his grubby little feet now is like a cheer and I don’t want to be telling him that all the time so I decided it sell this piece of fabric I just him to the edges and I got my machine to work for about one side of this the rest of it I hot glued because my machine was acting and then I just hot glued a V. of that 14 in the front.

And here is the finished chair I love how it turned out you guys for a total hack job it’s actually super secure I don’t have any problems with glee on jump all over it because I know it’s going to stay in place it looks terrific, and it just brings this pop of colour and floral and beauty into our living room I’m so happy with the lines of it, and I’m so grateful you guys followed me along for this injury it was an exact next couple lifestyle project and I am in love. And here you guys can see it without little slipcover bid on it yes I can pop out really easy and throw in the wash so I’m super happy with the slipcover part it just sits on top of the chair it’s super secure and I could threaten the liquid when it gets gross. You should also see our HOW TO REUPHOLSTER A COUCH /SOFA post.



this is one of my first D. I. Y. videos and as you can see I am repulsed during furniture so I bought this couch set it was a hundred dollars for the love seat the book so far and the arm chair the couch itself was in very very good condition and was barely use actually I inspected and everything it was barely use I think it was just in some you know elderly person’s home and the barely sat on it and I’m happy that I was able to purchase it and bring it up to twenty seventeen so in this video I’m going to show you how I change the fabric and up to date this older.

Looking couch it has great bones it has a really nice shape the material is really great so I didn’t have to do much to kind of give it extra padding so you guys and see how I do this please keep on watching our two guys for this process you’re going to need a few tools are pliers a needle nose pliers and a staple remover and I always keep a butter knife with me it helps really get into those you know tight spaces to kind of pop things out it’s one of my favourite tools actually so don’t judge me all right but the staple remover removing tool really comes in handy so this is a speed tutorial but

I make sure that you guys could see everything so you can follow it okay so first things first this is Lucy, my fur baby, she’s a Bernese mountain dog and this was a while ago she’s not that small anymore but I’ll do a video about her very soon but the process took a while it took about two days for me to re upholstered the love seat by myself but you know I did it in parts because you know I am a mom I have three kids I have after school I have all kinds of things that I have to do so I did this when I had.

Free time and usually at late night okay so now you guys see me using the butter knife to kind of pry out that covered that was on the arm of the love seat and then I’m gonna use suppliers to take off those metal things are kind of like teeth like metal teeth that were holding it on there and then I’m gonna take the skirt off of the couch in this is going to instantly kind of bring it up to a more modern H. twenty seventeen okay if you like skirts

You can definitely keep the skirt I do not like the fabric I don’t not like flour and floor plans on furniture I could wear it but I don’t want to sit in it okay but the material itself was actually really good quality material really started it was no tears or anything and it was really clean and really nice looking you says I don’t like floral so I went out and got swayed upholstery fabric from Joanne’s which was not that expensive.

They have all these amazing sales so if you want to buy fabric definitely check them out all right this video by the way is probably part one of either two or three because remember it took me a little bit to do this so I’ll probably have another part or to auto parts we’ll see okay.

All right today so we’re going to start off by taking the skirt off the couch as you guys can see I’ve been doing well in the first part of the video and then I’m using the needle nose pliers to kind of twist them off for those of them that are a bit more stubborn and won’t come off okay but the staple removing tool is like the best thing ever it really gets under staples and pops them up makes it much easier to remove them.

So what I do the needle nose pliers I kinda grab the staple and twisted to kind of wrap it around the flyer and then lifted up and he comes right out so I’m removing the skirts I’m removing decide parts of the fabric I’m not removing all the fabric off the couch because like I said the fabric is in good condition it is a really clean couch you can look at it for yourself there’s.

No kind of we’re on this couch they didn’t use this couch so I just wanted to remove the side fabric and put my own fabric.

And I’m also removing the bottom piece that covers it the liner on the bottom all right.

And don’t mind the changes of clothing in the video remember I said it took me a few days or a couple of these are few days whatever it was because I did this a couple of months ago to get this done okay I only did this in the time that I had available and usually that time was late at night or a little bit in the morning like this part I did it in the morning so this is the back that

I’m popping up and I’m using the staple removing tool to pop open the back okay so I did miss eight piece of footage which was this part where I covered the backing or I guess or does seating part of the chair but if you guys want I have one more chair to do and I’ll just film that part for you if you want to see that but it’s super easy all you do is put the fabric over it and pull it out from under and over and staple it so I’m using the staple gun

I got it from Walmart this product I’m using is a poly fibre you can also get this from Walmart it’s just a very thin layer of kind of cushioning but you didn’t I didn’t need it you don’t need it but I added it because you know I wanted to cover the old fabric even though it’s in good condition okay I just wanted to cover it and have kind of like a fresh start and another reason why I didn’t take off the old fabric is because I didn’t want all the cushioning to come apart.

hich was going to cost too much work which I did not want to do so here I am putting on the fabric you do not want to cut your fabric to size right away you do not want to do that trust me I did it with the arm chair I cut my fabric to size and I had to redo the whole thing because the fabric was too small okay all right you guys so as you can see I’m smoothing out the fabric remembered do not cut it to size okay you’re not going to waste fabric by doing this iter I promise you you will not waste fabric but if you cut it to size you may not be able to use that.

The fabric okay so what I’m gonna do is put it on the arm smoothed out really nice the part of the fabric where I did kind of keep it to size was the front part of the army’s you guys could see a stapled it pulled it back to tie in it and then I started to attach it to the arm of the sofa with a loveseat.

Make sure it was nice and smooth and I also staple it underneath I’ll show you guys how I. concealed staples a little later in this video.

Here I’m just making the falls and I counted the folds before I made them so both sides have equal fulls that’s why I was looking over there to make sure I had the same model folds on the arm chair because it’s on the opposite side of the room and you also saw that I just cut the fabric because I already have that part steeple so now I can cut it off that piece that I cut off is going to end up being used for that area that doesn’t have fabric so you see what I mean you don’t end up wasting fabric.

This part right here can be really tricky but the first thing you want to do is kind of make a slight cut in between the fabric pull it.

In word right here pull it in and and staple it on.

If you guys want to you know if if you want to have a closer look I still have the couch to do I can re film this whole thing and give you a closer look at exactly where to do it okay but I think you guys will get the idea I think you can okay.

Says you guys could see this is where the fabric comes out by the arm.

Okay you see how small that is.

FX so now we’re gonna go ahead into the back.

And I accidentally staple down the back in part so I had to lift that back up steeple down the arm part in and go over that part to overlap it.

That’s the look that I was going for and also continue my fault and make sure you controversial olds and measure damn I eyeball measure and I use the I also use my sorry about that I also use my fingers to measure so I’ll use like the lines and you know in my fingers to measure make sure I have the right measurements on both sides so nothing looks off.

Here doing the other side.

Pretty much the same procedure.

I wanted to add some music to this video but I figured it would be annoying if you’re trying to watch and learn something so that’s why I’m just doing somewhat of a voice over and talking to you guys remember if you need any help just coming down below you know I’ll I’ll help you as best as they can in the comments section.

But you see I’m making those cuts right there I wish I had put the camera a bit closer but like I said if you want a closer look when I do the couch I’ll do it for you.

Most important thing is to get this fabric tight okay you guys get insights it’s really important you don’t want to take to a point where staples look like they’re ripping the fabric but you need to get it nice and firm in there okay.

As you guys this camp I keep pulling the fabric back and forth back and forth back and forth just sold that I don’t waste fabric in the front part so I pull it enough so I have enough fabric in the front to create my falls into staple and this way not to waste my fabric.

I’m gonna go ahead and make my folds like I did the first time.

You’ll see me look back and forth to make sure my folds are equal irate so here I’m using the same poly fiber and I’m using it over to areas where I took off that piece of fabric on the side parted the chair I wanted more cushioning around this part of the chair because it is a wood frame and I didn’t want you to be hard feeling like if you bump into it or anything you don’t need a lot of staples with a fiber be because I will be going over to act with the fabric that I’m using to cover to college.

So I’m wearing it up in the parts where does what the parts are because they are hard and I don’t want the kids to bump into it or dog or cat or whatever and hurt themselves some you just putting enough fiber there to cover that area and I’m actually using my cat’s bed to hold a couch up if you guys want to see a picture of this I’ll post it real quick so you can laugh.

Remember that piece so we cut up this is the peace so now we’re going to re use this piece okay I’m just cutting off a piece to make it a bit more even because it was a little rough and I’m just going to measure and I’m gonna show you how to create an invisible scene without sewing okay so what I do is I turn the fabric around the opposite way so this is the opposite way okay and I staple it down.

And then I just fold it over.

This is pretty much the same procedure that they use to make couches you guys.

You see how I stable that one down make sure you Paul very important to pull get that fabric nice and tight not too tight tight enough fold and staple.

You see it seem less.

I’m just gonna go ahead and finish this where you guys so you could see it.

Please be careful what staple guns do not leave them around your kids they’re not regular staple staplers I mean the you know their staple guns so please be careful do not leave them around your kids.

And when you’re using them.

Be careful with your face.

Did not want anyone to get hurt.

Renata staples as usual.

Okay I loaded back up and there I go.

Make sure you put enough staples there you do not want any gaps so all the staples are very close together there’s no gaps and this is how it looks it covers the staples that we used to put on the fabric on the arm and it also creates a seamless looks so that’s how it’s going to look you guys so as you guys could see it’s a super easy procedure a couple of cuts here and there make sure you get it nice and tight get your staple gun make sure you use your staple gun safely be careful please never look at your staple gun if something is stuck in there you know don’t have your hand on the trigger part and look into it okay just please be careful with that okay this is a super easy procedure for you guys to do so and save some money I was going to get a couch a beautiful college it was like a sectional for seventeen hundred dollars but that’s not the look that I wanted I’m I’m so over the sectional looking you know I feel as though it takes up too much space and doesn’t give me the look that I wanted I wanted something that came in three pieces that I could move around when I feel like I want to change the look of the room and I went and found this you know hundred dollars for three really good coaches and all I need to the was covered and I only spent so far a hundred and eighty dollars and fabric with coupons and all that good stuff so it’s still cheaper than buying a whole new couch okay and if I want to in a couple of years or in three four years and I’m tired of the fabric I’ll just take off the old and put on new fabric stat simple.

Says you guys because you could see the cathouse underneath the chair this is actually holding it up for me.

So I can get under dairy much doing this solo so this is going to be my helping hand the cat but alright so this part you’re going to cut you want the full this in word.

All it in this way you’re gonna get a nice seamless look.

You don’t want to have the raw end of the fabric sticking out or else is just going to get damaged it is going to ruin all the work that you did.

Make sure you get those staples as close as you can in word because parts of this area will be visible to people so just pay attention to that as well so this is the back part you see me in my big role of fabric I’m just gonna draped over the back okay I’m not cutting it or anything.

I drifted over I caught it but not to the with I cut it a little bit longer than the length of the actual couch so here I’m just gonna put it in place next my Jackie boy he was so cute little he’s still cute little he was much younger here.

 He clearly wants to help and once attention.

Okay and I promise you guys he’s not in any danger but as you guys could see I’m stapling in a circular shape I’m gonna get closer so you could see that.

It’s in the circular and she.

Then I’m gonna go ahead and start stapling along the back of the couch and I’m checking using my fingers to measure to make sure I have you know a good amount of space in between each staple and I’m actually spacing out the staples far before I go ahead and do them tied together so I just check make sure everything is spaced out really well I have enough space on the top and I have enough space in between each staple before I go into the full thing all right you guys we’re nearing the end of part one there will be a part two and three because the video is a bit long but there will be a part two and three I’ll try to get those up as soon as possible hope you guys enjoyed the first part will be kind of give you some inspiration to do this and save some money I love you guys and thank you.

Are you guys to continue on that day’s couch re upholstery this is part two I hope you guys are ready to see you know how to get to see this couch get closer to the finish line there is a lot more footage in part two that’s more you know towards detail and finishing so yes any supplies that I use that I know some of you may ask where I got them from involved a list and down below in the description box you can purchase them if you like this totally up to you but yeah I hope you guys enjoy it this tutorial on how to read a poster a couch this is part to make sure you subscribe and hit that notification button.

As you guys could see I’m trying to put the staples a certain distance apart and I keep looking back and forth to make sure that the shape the angle and everything is pretty close on both sides because I don’t want to look off once I flip this fabric over okay yes I keep checking so make sure if you do this you keep checking if it’s easier for you to do a straight line just do a straight line I could I went with a straight line but knowing me I wanted that curve that was in this beautiful couch to you know be able to have that same curve in this part of the fabric alright so I’m just using the staple to just give me the car by going along with the curve of the couch keep saying that but union you guys know what I mean.

All right.

So here what I’m pretty much doing when I did that just now kind of flattening it out I was just folding it to see if there was extra fabric okay that needed to be pinned down so that’s what I’m going to end up doing it with some sewing pans I’m just gonna pin down certain spots and staple those extra spots down so here I’m pinning them down.

And then I’m gonna use my stapler to go in and staple down those extra spots that have extra fabric just so I can have that perfect Kerr.

If you guys just heard that that was Lucy she just shook off some water.

 She was raining outside.

Rate so.

So you guys could see I have my pins in those little yellow dots does it depends hole in the fabric in place for me so I can get that perfect straight kinda angled her and this is the extra fabric that you can see right here it’s fine that has extra fabric I rather have extra into little and then be all upset that I have fabric cut to size and you can’t be use.

I really honestly think anyone can do this you just have to take your time have patience you know if you make a mistake it’s easy just check out the staples and start over I remember the most important thing do not cut your fabric to size unless you’re making a pillowcase or you’re making the seat cushion covers okay I did in that if you’re just covering the crowds just kinda always have a little bit of extra okay.

So here I am using the stapler on the inside part of the fabric so I’m kind of just kinda doing this blindly I’m not even looking at the state I’m just going by feel.

And making sure I stable in the right area so you see all that extra right there I had to sleep let down to get my curve that I wanted.

So this is how it’s going to look.

And if you guys enjoy in seeing something transform some of you might feel like this is therapeutic I really enjoy seeing this couch transform I still have one more like I said I have the big couch so can’t wait to do that one so here I’m adding some more of that probably fibre I got this from Walmart super cheap it was like a dollar a yard okay and I’m adding some of these to the inner part of the sea weird questions will go okay I I didn’t want to do it halfway so I just decided to cover the entire thing alright with fabric with the upholstery fabric instead of just doing the front part weird the floor fabric is I just wanted to cover the whole thing and just have my own fresh new start pretty much.

Please be careful when cutting okay you don’t accidentally cut your upholstery fabric or fabric you already set in place because then you’ll have to start over okay so I’m pretty much just put in the poly fiber all over cutting it a little extra not to measure cutting a little extra once I make my final folds and check my measurements then I cut off any unnecessary pieces that I do not need.

You don’t need the poly five fiber material by the number I’m adding it because I want just a little bit extra cushioning and for the couch to looks softer.

So here you go I saw that I put my roll over to couch to kind of do a rough.

Sizing estimate of how much fabric I’ll need and then I made my cut cutting extra of course and then here I’m just stapling down the front part which I’m falling in where to give me a seamless look.

The staple gun I got from Walmart seeker pretty much get the staple gun the staple removing tool and all of that stuff from Walmart if you can’t find in your Walmart all trying to find it on Amazon for you the some of the supplies that I use that that was sore and I’m done.

Some of the supplies that I use I did get from Amazon like decorative nails I got those from Amazon in bulk so I’ll link that down below if you guys need that information okay so you guys can see I do have a little bit extra here so I’m just gonna cut it to start talking in my fabric so I can get a nice seamless look.

And I’m also going to go ahead and attach this part of the couch.

In a full the fabric in words so I can get that like I said seamless looks folding it in we’ll give you that nice clean look without you know the raw edges of fabric sticking out.

This was just a temporary stable that I put there just to hold it in place so I can go ahead and make my staples in the area is there that I wanted and then I just came back to about that one stable and then finished it off.

I had to cut off a bit more because it was so much and full it folded inward and unstable that side down.

This will give you a really nice professional look and no one will ever know that you do this yourself I still have people coming in and looking at the couches in there like that couch was disconsolate yeah like how you did that time patience in on the fact that I don’t feel like spending a whole bunch of money on couches when I have three kids a dog well the puppy on two kittens in now.

So this is the other side I want to show you guys how I. steeple down this part so what I did was cut it and and staple it downward so please be careful when using the stapler okay watch your fingers no one in the going to the hospital fixing a cockroach.

So now I’m just gonna go ahead and shove in or push in the rest of the fabric there is a lot of extra fabric so you could see that there’s a lot of extra fabric with that all will be use.

I actually just cut it off the role so now I’m gonna go ahead and cut make my cuts think of all the extra.

Nothing is going to go to waste you’ll see that in part three.

So this is the back of the couch and this is where you pull the fabric through if you ever stuck your hand in a coach to look for change usually end up inside of the college where I would see the rip ribs are of the couch this is pretty much the inside of the couch so when I did the first part you staple it on to the frame so it stays in place.

So this is the backing that I just pull down and we’re going to go ahead and close that up since we already stable down the inner part of the seat cover.

Don’t make fun of my boxers you guys my husband’s boxes are my shorts your underwear to him but their shirts to me.

That should be universal law.

All right you guys are gonna go ahead and close off this section I know you guys are probably anxious to finish this couch I was anxious to but remember Haitians time don’t want to rush it okay I remember I only use whatever free time I had to do this okay so here I’m finishing it off getting closer to the end and I’m using a very small nail I’m not sure what you guys call these mails in America but it’s a very tiny nail it’s very skinny and tiny no one will ever notice it and I use that to hold the fabric in place.

A small one inch nail very tiny but it holds the fabric really nice and tight.

You can always go over that with a decorative nail if you don’t want that to show but you can’t even tell that it’s there when you look at the couch but there is another way that you can attach that part of the couch without losing another nail Noel nail and I’ll show you guys so for this part this is the I guess padding that was on the arm of the couch the front cover part so what we’re gonna uses a scrap piece of fabric remember now we see anything many use a hot glue gun and just go right over it at and start new like nothing happened this was never floral.

Okay please be careful with the hot glue gun okay the tape is hot so please be careful.

When using at.

You just want to do this and steps instead of just putting hot glue all over because how glue dries really quickly just do this and parts.

She pulled the fabric really tight.

Cover it really well you can even use your staple gun if you want to but I would suggest and I do that because sometimes the staples can come through that.

Which is actually cardboard dead sheep that they use is carport so here I’m just gonna use a mallet insists noctis back into place it had some of the older attaching metal hook things still on it so I just left those on there and I’m just going to use that to attach it back in place but I’m also going to use some nails to kind of give it more of a secure anchor to the arm and I’m only using about two nails you do not need a lot of them and they’re small enough for you to cover with decorative nails.

Make sure you clean the head of your hammer because of its rusty it’s going to dirty your fabric I had this happen with another hammer that I have that’s a bit rusty okay so make sure your hammer is iter Braniewo or clean do not use a rest the hammer on upholstery fabric it will damage your fabric or get it dirty and you’ll have to clean. Don’t miss our Tutorial on How To Reupholster A Chair.

All right so these decorative nails I got from Amazon I believe it was a hundred per container I’ll put the link down below in the description box you guys check them out if you want to purchase them totally up to you okay.

So here I’m just applying them and then you can use the hammer or a very very small hammer just the knock him in place that are nice and secure.

I think they really give discounts and very nice unique updated look and still given it a vintage kind of look but bringing it to a more modern time.

You know I feel like it really just gives it that glam look like you spend some money on this couch which you really did and because these nails are only like seven dollars or something so I hope you guys enjoyed.

If you decide that reupholstering is not for you, perhaps a rattan is the way to go? Here is a great article: Rattan Sofa: 5 Gorgeous Picks.

Free Hug Sofa and Lee Eun Kyoung- Everything You Need to Know

Lee Eun Kyong designed the famous Free Hugging Sofa

The idea of a sofa hugging you back was a distant dream of many until 2016.

But, it’s no more. You might ask me, why!

Lee Eun Kyong, the South Korean had come up with this fascinating idea of Free Hug Sofas, which will love you back like a mother, lover or a friend.

I’m damn sure that we will feature this awesome couch in our list of best and most comfortable sofas, once they release it in the market.

If you are ever feeling lonely and need a friend, the free Hug sofa would act as a perfect companion. This model was designed by her for a competition A’ Design Award.

It took her two years to finish it off. But the two years were worth it as the public are fascinated by this awesome couch.

Eun Kyong Lee
It will hold you warm and soft like your mother, friend, and a lover without feeling lonely

The Design

Lee Eun Kyong designed the famous Free Hugging Sofa

The design is what makes this thought product one of the most discussed furniture in the world. If everything goes fine, the girl and the brand can be one of the top sofa manufacturers in the world by 2020.

The sofa is designed in a round shape and the most unique thing aboEVut it is that it has long arms and cozy base. These arms would help you cuddle yourself in absence of the love provided by your family and friends.

It is made of blended cotton and shall provide you complete comfort with its spongy and cozy nature. The arms of the sofa are detachable. Hence can be moved and fixed in any direction according to your needs.

The Story

Because the sofa gives the feeling of being alive, it will hold you warm and soft like your mother, friend and a lover without feeling lonely. It will present the dream of innocent childhood by giving the feeling of the soft heart of a mother or the arms of the doll wrapping around you in your childhood
Free Hug Sofa by Lee Eun Kyong

Korean designer ‘Lee Eun Kyoung’ thought of this innovative idea when her sister gave birth to a beautiful child. She remembered her childhood days along with all the love and cuddling her mother used to give her. This inspired her to create such sofa designs which allow the users to remember their glorious days whenever loneliness prevails.

She made a very important point at the ‘A’ designs’ by saying that, happiness can be brought by remembering one’s forgotten childhood. Being happy tends to very important to survive in this world full of chaos.

Her design underlines her thought.

Advantages of Free Hug Sofa

Lee Eun Kyong with the awesome couch
sofa that hugs you back
  • It brings back the memories of your good old days by acting as your perfect companion in your loneliness. Wrap the arms of the sofa around yourself to get a cozy hug and an exotic cushion for your satisfaction and relaxation. Even the best sectional sofas will pave way to this comfy couch.
  • The sofa can also help you while you are busy at work. The arms of the sofa act as a perfect base for keeping a laptop. Sitting on a cozy couch while working would make your work easier and would also help you de-stress. You can even replace those comfortable futons in your office or home with this awesome couch.
  • Children love to play with something soft just like them. The softness of the sofa would surely attract the children and act as a perfect playing object. This would also help the mothers to handle their children easily while being occupied with other jobs. This couch can easily be one of the best kid sofas in the world.
  • Elderly people suffering from back pain problems will certainly find it useful. The warmth and softness of the sofa would ease the pain and help the elderly to get a proper rest. If you’re looking for ergonomic sofa, this should be your ideal pick.
  • The sofa also acts as a great help for newly born babies and their mothers. The sofa’s arms would help the mothers to wrap their babies for the benefit of breastfeeding.

Transferring the sofa from one place to another can be difficult due to its space consumption. Hence it serves as its only drawback. It has recently gained popularity in the market due to its multi-purpose usage.

Where to Buy Free Hug Sofa

free hugging sofa

I know it has been a fairy tale till now. But the worst part of the story is that free hug sofa is not available in the market.

Don’t worry. You will get it soon. They are soon to be launched in the market as announced by designer ‘Lee Eun Kyoung’ in 2018. She is planning to introduce them in the colors of red white and grey

Free Hug Sofa Price and other information are not available till now.


Lee eun kyong's free hug sofa

Whether you are working, sleeping or reading books, this sofa would help you in all ways to ease your job.

Said that, this sofa is not available in the market now. Time is not distant to enjoy their warm and coziness.

We will let you know once they are available in the market.

The Sofa vs Couch Analysis: Differences between Couch and Sofa

Sofa vs couch is a topic to discuss. Nah, they are not the same.

‘Sofa or couch’, that’s the statement that we use most frequently. However, little do we know these two words are much more than synonyms! We can somehow bet sofa is not another word for the couch!

From their definitions to functionality, they differ, although not from the huge margin. Nevertheless, highlighting the difference between the two is still important. Because who would want to live their entire life in a total lie?

Exactly for this purpose, we’ve sketched out the article. You will not have to search online for the query ‘what is the difference between a couch and a sofa’ after reading this article.

We’re positive it won’t let you use both words carelessly again. So, fasten your seatbelts, we’re about to dive into the ocean of cozy furniture!

Sofa vs couch is a topic to discuss. Nah, they are not the same.

Sofa vs Couch: Differences in Terminologies

Let’s switch the time to the ancient one to understand the terminology. Many centuries ago, the human race wasn’t too advanced to present the posh sofas, stitched and upholstered perfectly. Not to mention the sleek designs as well.

The origin of both of the words, ‘sofa’ and ‘couch’ differ. Sofa originated from Turkish whereas Couch originated in Middle English from French.

Search up the couch or sofa definition on the internet. You will get to know that both have a completely different background.

What’s a ‘sofa’?

The term sofa is derived from the Arabic word ‘Suffa’. It is used to describe a bench covered in blankets and cushions.

What’s a ‘couch’?

On the other hand, couch comes from the French word “couche” which means to lie down. It has a background that revolves around the Victorian era. It refers to the piece of furniture that was popularly used in the Victorian era.

Understanding Structure

Here are the differences between sofa and couch.

As shocking as it sounds, it’s true that their structure isn’t the same!

You must have watched your favorite characters talking about relaxing on a couch. Or maybe a gang leader asking his rivals to sit on his sofas. Perhaps your kiddy version would’ve felt joy in thinking they caught a synonym!

What you must have missed would be the difference! No, you’re not at fault. It’s highly possible even the directors couldn’t differentiate between them.

After decades, let us open doors to the ‘secrets about differences’. This time, or correctly this heading, for the structure!

For Sofa:

Sofa usually has two armrests and uniform back. While looking at it, you’ll get fancier vibes. Conventionally, sofas are designed to have a slick and posh look.

This is why the functionality of the sofas and couch also differ.

For Couch:

In couch, there is generally one armrest. Sometimes, you’ll also find couches without any armrests at all! The back, on the other hand, is often tapered.

The sleek design is not always the top priority for couches. What’s important is that the structure should look welcoming and lively.

Understanding the Size

Now, this is something on which I would put a lot of pressure! That’s because size is always and always an important factor to look for. Whether you are running to buy your favorite stilettos or branded sneakers, prioritize the size.

There’s no need to highlight the issue revolving around bad-size shopping. At least I need to be driven out of the suburb to exchange my newly-bought pumps. It’s definitely unwise to compromise on too compact shoes favoring bruised feet.

Bad furniture size can hurt our time and feelings almost in that way. For sofas and couches, however, there is a difference of opinions. All that is based on the number of people who are most likely to sit on that.

For Sofa:

Some people believe that a sofa is usually for a lesser number of people. According to them, the sofas are for less than three people. While many others believe that sofa welcomes more than three people.

The latter ones support that with the presence of ‘sofa’ in ‘sectional sofa’. Naturally, many people can sprawl over it comfortably. No cramping required!

Additionally, you may come across Futon sofas or sleeper sofas. That means a sofa can integrate pull out beds as well. This hints on the sofa being more spacious than couches.

For Couch:

The same difference of opinions in terms of size lies for couches too. Some people believe that a couch can let more than 3 people sit on it. However, some think the opposite.

However, my personal opinion will coincide with the latter one. That’s because the couch is conventionally portrayed as small, personal space-favoring furniture.

Understanding Functionalities

What’s the first parameter to consider while distinguishing a sofa and a couch? My advice would be to go for Functionality!

We’ve already hinted on this trait in this article. However, it’s time to go into detail. In terms of functionality, there’s a remarkable difference. I feel this is the  main area where you can easily differentiate a sofa from a couch.

Couch vs sofa : There exists difference in the functionalities too.

For Sofa:

Sofas usually give a professional, and a formal stance. For the same reason, these are designed by prioritizing the posh look. Its place would be drawing rooms or formal office rooms.

For Couch:

Couches can accept laid-back design. However, the words coziness and comfort majorly define couch. These are suitable for family rooms or bedrooms. That’s why most people search for comfortable couches when they are planning to buy furniture for living rooms.

With couches, you can throw yourself into it for perfect novel reading. Or maybe a horror movie night amidst screams and chilling vibes. Couch gives unexplainable comfort after a tiring day or on a raining evening.

Differences at a Glance

It’s time to summarize our findings! We’ve made the precise table to answer the question in the most efficient way.



  • To define sofa briefly, we’ll go by the belief it’s derived from the Arabic word which means a bench covered in blankets and cushions. Sofas are widely considered as the furniture with two armrests and uniform single back.
  • The couch definition would be similar to that of the sofa if you just skim the looks. It’s the furniture popular in the Victorian era, and conventionally has one armrest or none.
  • Sofas are largely accepted as more space-consuming furniture. It can accommodate more people than that on the couch.
  • Couches are more compact but suitable enough for 2 or 3 people.
  • Sofas are deemed as formal furniture and are usually placed in rooms for formal guests.
  • Couches are specially designed for providing comfort. It wouldn’t be wrong to consider couch’s meaning as cozy and comfy furniture designed for casual use and sittings.

We’re certain you might not be taking ‘couch’ as another word for sofa after reading our article.

Average Couch Dimensions: Standard Size of all the Sofa Types

You can’t disagree with me when I say that understanding the standard couch dimension is a crucial part before purchasing a sofa. Most of the couches are made in these standards. A thorough knowledge about typical couch dimensions will make it very easy for you to choose a sofa which suits to your space- may it be the living room, corridor or the bedroom.

That’s why I decided to pen this article to help you understand this key aspect. To be honest, let me tell you that most of us don’t have any idea on the average dimensions of couches. But that’s not good. Especially if you’re planning to buy a nice and comfortable sofa on a long-term basis.

The average couch dimensions vary for different types of couches. It is not the same with loveseat and sectional. So, we will see the standard dimensions of all the different types of couches.

Let us start!

The standard size of a Sectional Sofa

Sectional Sofas are one of the most used home furniture. We can’t think of a living room without a sectional sofa. They are modern furniture which is made with the size and shape of a room in mind.

The standard dimensions of sectionals vary from type to type.

Standard Dimensions of a Sectional with equal sides

The most common size for a sectional configuration with equal sides is 5 seats. The average dimension for such couches is 95 inches by 95 inches or 98 inches by 98 inches with depths varying from 37 inches to 40 inches.

Standard dimensions of a sectional with a chaise

Sectional with chaise is one of the most popular models in the sectional sofa. The average depth of such sofas is typically 37 inches to 40 inches. Lengths may vary according to the number of seats in addition to the chaise. An average 7 seater with a chaise sectional couch length would be 195 inches to 215 inches.

Standard dimensions of a Three-seater sectional

The total depth of a 3 seater sectional couch is the measure taken from back of the sofa to the front of the chaise cushion sofa would be 68 inches to 72 inches. Average depth can be 37 inches to 40 inches. The average length of such small sectionals is 78 inches to 88 inches.

The average size of a sleeper sofa

Sleeper sofas are multifunctional furniture made to fit your living room or studio apartment. They can be used as a couch as well as a bed. They are available in many sizes like 2 seater sleeper sofa, queen size sleeper sofa and a full-size sleeper sofa.

The standard dimension of a sleeper sofa varies in different models. Even the types-queen/king/full-sized sleeper give you an indication of their measurement. Let us find out the typical dimensions of each of these sleeper sofa beds:

Dimensions of an average queen size sleeper sofa

The width, height, and depth of an average sleeper sofa are 92 inches, 39inches, and 40 inches respectively.  Arm height would be 25 inches and the distance between the arms would be about 78 inches.

The distance between ends of the sleeper to outside back is 89 inches. The distance of the opened sleeper to the arm would be 49 inches and leg height 4.5 inches.

It is also very important to know the dimension of the sleeper sofa mattress. The dimension of the mattress of an average queen-sized sofa sleeper are the following:

  • Width: 60 inches
  • Depth:72inches
  • Height: 4.25 inches

Standard Dimensions of a twin sofa sleeper

The average size fo a twin sofa would be 57 inches width, 38 inches depth and 36 inches height. These are scaled-down sofa sleepers so the arm height is 25 inches, the distance between arms is 43 inches, the distance between the end of the sleeper sofa to outer back is 89 inches, leg height is 3 inches. Seat depth and seat heights are 24 inches and 20 inches respectively.

The measure of Top of the cushion to the back is 16 inches and top of the mattress to the floor is 20 inches.

Now let’s check out the dimensions of the mattress of this piece of furniture.

  • Width: 33 inches
  • Depth: 72 inches
  • Height: 4.25 inches

Standard Dimensions of a full-sized sleeper sofa

Full-sized sleeper sofas are very often found in large living rooms and studio apartments. The average width of a full-sized sleeper sofa is 78 inches. The depth is 38 inches and the height is 36 inches. The average arm height is 25 inches and the distance between arms is 63 inches. The average distance from the end of the sleeper to outside back is 89 inches.

The Measure of Top of the cushion to the back is 16 inches and top of the mattress to the floor s 20 inches. The average leg height is 3 inches. Seat depth and seat heights are 24 inches and 20 inches respectively.

The average size of the mattress in a full-size sofa sleeper is the following:

  • Width: 52.00″
  • Depth: 72.00″
  • Height: 4.25″

The average size of a futon

The futon is one of the most affordable furniture you can get. Although they are not very good for sleeping, they are one of the best sitting furniture you can have.

A futon is shorter and compact than an average sofa. While a sofa takes up a lot of space and is ideal for larger spaces, a futon can save a lot of space. Futons are available in 6 standard sizes. They are queen sofa, full sofa, loveseat, single(cot size ) and chair

The standard size of a futon is 54 inches by 75 inches. An average sofa futon is 35 inches deep and has a width of 84 inches. A standard sofa measures 6 to 8 feet long.

The average size of a love seat

Loveseats have scaled-down sofas with 2 seat cushions. They are specially made for small apartments and small-sized rooms.  It can easily accommodate 2 people.

A love seat length from arm to the arm can be 4 to 6 feet or 58 inches to 64 inches.  Loveseats can be divided into full loveseats, small loveseats and average loveseats with length as their criteria.  The actual depth of the seating area of a loveseat is reduced by the depth of sofas arms and back of the sofa. Loveseats can be up to 58 inches wide It is 28 to 30 inches deep with a shallower back cushion with a depth of 24-inch seat depth.

The average size of an oversized sofa

An oversized chair is appropriate for an open floor plan. They bring a lot of comfort to the room and can be often paired up with sofas and loveseats.

An oversized sofa is about 90 inches wide. The average depth of an oversized sofa or love seat can be up to 40 inches. The standard width of an oversized loveseat is 71 inches.

The average size of a chair and a half

A chair and a half are wider and deeper than a usual seat. So it would be best suited for you if you like to relax than sit upright with your legs firm on the floor. It would be the best addition to your family room.

An average chair and a half would measure 35 inches in height, 45 inches in width and 43 inches in depth. The seat dimensions are 27.5 inches in width and 28 inches depth. It would require a minimum of 40 inches door width from side to side.


Now that you have got key information on average sofa dimensions, it will help you in finding the best suitable sofa for your space. The main problem with ignorance on this aspect is that you will end up with the wrong product. This is why leading sofa brands always produce standard-sized couches.

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