6 Ways to Give Your Old Sofa a Second Life
Your couch has survived your chintz phase, your chocolate-brown-and-aqua phase and your no-time-to-decorate phase. With a few simple upgrades, you can make it look brand-new (again).
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Downsize Your Pillows, Supersize Your Patterns
Shopping for throw pillows can lead to an overloaded sofa, but the number that works for just about every style is three, says Kenneth Wingard, designer and Home Made Simple
star. Oversize prints (like the large floral design shown here, from T.J.Maxx
) are very popular right now, and Wingard predicts that chevron lovers will love the season's new geometric pattern: Lattice, which they can add right into their existing mix. "If you stick to the same size for all three pillows, they'll look like they belong together, even if the patterns are different," he explains.