Couch Construction

Custom Sofas: Everything You Need to Know

Back in the day, custom couches used to only be for kings, queens and hoity toity interior designers. Nowadays, they're very common, accessible and affordable!

Can you change the arm shape on a sofa?

Certainly! Changing the arm shape on a sofa can completely transform its look and feel. Therefore, here are a few things to consider:

  • Customization: Many furniture retailers and manufacturers offer customization options, allowing you to choose from different arm shapes. So, check with the furniture brand or retail store if they offer this service.
  • Reupholstering: If you already have a sofa with a fixed arm shape, you can explore the possibility of reupholstering it. It can be pricey but it's worth educating yourself on. Again, you can give your sofa a fresh look while also changing the arm shape if desired.
  • Slipcovers: Another option, to change the arm shape temporarily, is by using slipcovers. Slipcovers come in various styles and designs, allowing you to experiment with different arm shapes without making a permanent alteration to your sofa.

Remember, when making changes to your sofa, it's essential to consider the overall style and interior design ideas. Happy sofa customization!

Can a sofa be modified?

Absolutely! You have the power to transform your sofa and create the ultimate elegant pad. Again, here's how you can modify your sofa:

  • Customization at your fingertips: Seek out furniture manufacturers that offer customization options, because let's face it, your sofa bed couch should reflect your unique personality. Make that queen sleeper sofa your own!
  • The reupholstery revolution: If you already have a sofa that needs a little TLC, consider reupholstering it. Awaken the beauty of your living room by choosing a fabric that will withstand and turn that green couch into a stylish piece to be proud of!
  • Slipcovers for the win: Sometimes you want to switch things up without committing to a permanent change. Meaning, Slipcovers are your secret weapon. They offer endless possibilities for experimenting with different arm shapes, while still giving you the freedom to revert back to the original design whenever you please.

Remember, young padawan of furniture, the power to modify your sofa is in your hands. Finally, there are many more options to choose from instead of having to replace your couch!

Can you add an arm to a sectional sofa?

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Of course! You're ready to take your sectional sofa to new heights of comfort and style. Here's how you can add an arm to your beloved sofa:

  • Explore sectional customization: Some furniture manufacturers offer customization options for sectional sofas, including the possibility of adding an arm. Therefore, reach out to them and inquire about their arm options. It never hurts to ask. Next, your dream of a perfectly tailored sofa could become a reality!
  • Get creative with DIY: If you're feeling adventurous and have some handyman skills, you can try adding an arm to your sectional yourself. Secondly, remember to study up on the proper techniques and measurements to ensure a seamless integration.
  • Consider professional assistance: If you're not the DIY type or prefer a more polished result, consider hiring a professional furniture upholsterer or carpenter. They can help you add an arm to your sectional sofa with precision and expertise.

Remember, fellow furniture lover, the journey to furniture nirvana is all about making your sofa uniquely yours. Moreover, enjoy the journey to a 'new to you' sectional!

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Alex Back is the founder and CEO of Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of the popular furniture brand, Apt2B, which was acquired by a large US retail furniture chain in 2018. He worked to integrate Apt2B, one of the very first online furniture retailers on the Shopify platform, into the operations of the 100 year old larger business entity and was deeply immersed in the business operations of both online and brick and mortar retail for 4 years before leaving in 2023 to start Working in various parts of the furniture industry since 2004, he has 20 years experience in retail sales, e-commerce, marketing, operations, logistics and wholesale manufacturing and distribution. He has worked extensively with partners such as Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon and his work has been highlighted in many publications such as Forbes, CNN and HGTV, among others. Alex is delighted to bring his experience and authority on couches and the furniture industry to this platform, along with many of his industry colleagues who are helping him keep the audience informed and engaged on a daily basis.
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