Are your couch cushions sagging to the point of unrecognizable? I have the solution! Here’s how to fix sagging couch cushions!
If you think about it, a couch is a very personal piece of furniture. There’s a lot of factors involved when buying a sofa or a loveseat, even. Size, shape, color; how it feels when you sit down, nothing too firm nor too soft. It’s the Goldilocks goal – your couch should be jussstttt right.
When I was in the thick of designing our den remodel, I had a few couch requirements to uphold by: 1) it needed to be a neutral color, one that would go with any paint color I would choose, 2) the cushions needed to meet between firm and soft (so, medium I’ll say), 3) it needed to be comfortable enough to take a good nap and not have to bunch up our legs and 4) it needed to have clean lines and not a whole lot of humps and curves.
I set out on my mission, and found said couch at Thomasville. It met and still meets all of my requirements, but come to find out, it also came with a big huge con: the back cushions sagged almost immediately. I got to the point where every night before I would turn off the lights and head to bed, I would give each cushion a good beating to even out the stuffing/filling and improve each one’s posture. And then I would do the same thing over again the next night. And the next.
The cushions on this sofa are filled with a combination of down feathers and polyfill, so it’s no wonder that each cushion turned Saggy McSag. There was nothing in the filling that was firm enough to keep each pillow in good standing, so to speak. I could add more feathers and polyfill, but that too would sag in time.
Of course I went to google and found a bastion of solutions, but then I remembered I read that a fellow blogger and dear friend had the same cushion problem a few years ago. Turns out, she was on to something.
How To Fix Sagging Couch Cushions
This is a quick fix and a great decorating tip that can be done in less than 5 minutes per cushion. This tip is good for both cushions that are attached to the couch, and for ones that are not attached. Most couch cushions have long zippers at the bottom. This is how you’re going to remove the old stuffing and fill in with a custom cut foam.
What Type Of Foam Is Best For Filling Couch Cushions?
The best couch cushion stuffing is polyurethane foam. It is an affordable option and provides a sturdy base for the cushion. To soften the edges, wrap the foam with the existing feathers and fill.
Where Can I Buy Foam For Seat Cushions?
You can find the polyurethane foam in most craft and fabric stores, and online. HERE is the exact foam that I used.
How To Custom Cut Polyurethane Foam To Size
The easiest way to custom cut polyurethane foam to size is to use an electric knife. I have two of these knives, one for food and one for all of my crafts, particularly to cut foam. Using an electric knife to cut foam is one of my best decorating tips of all time. The knife glides right down the foam, creating a very clean cut. No worry of a jagged and uneven edge. The electric knife that I highly recommend, can be found HERE.
Step By Step How To Fix Sagging Cushions
Step 1. Reach under the couch cushion and find the zipper.
Step 2. Unzip the zipper.
Step 3. Remove all of the stuffing inside.
Step 4. Measure the cushion and cut the polyurethane foam to size.
Step 5. Place foam inside cushion cover.
Step 6. Reinsert the original stuffing around the foam to fill the cushion and to soften the edges of the foam.
Step 7. Zip up the cushion.
This tip also works for cushions that are attached to the couch. Simply follow the same steps.
In short, don’t let polyfill and feather stuffing filled couch cushions deter you from buying the couch of your dreams. Always know you’ll always have this amazing tip in your back pocket! And the best part? It’s only a 5 minute fix!
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