By Adalheid Voigt. Sofa. At Thursday, March 14th 2019, 08:54:43 AM.
IKEA furniture tends to be considered more functional than luxe, but this deep gray sofa is undeniably glam. The velvet portion is actually a cover, making it a cinch to keep clean. A tufted seat and two round bolster pillows add an air of sophistication to this sofa, while the mahogany legs keep it grounded.
Your final product will end up looking really puffy and overstuffed, but the fill will start to settle after a few weeks, so you want to pack it as full as you can. Next, move on to the seat cushions. Remove the cover and set to the side, and vacuum the cushions to get rid of any deteriorating foam.
If you’ve got a plain Jane sofa and you want it to look more formal a surefire way to do it is to add some nailhead trim. Simply determine the lines of the sofa you want to accent and then nail in the tacks (try to place them at even intervals of roughly ½ inch). Just be sure to choose a solid part of the frame so you’ve got a solid foundation to nail the trim into. And it should go without saying that you cannot do this on a slipcovered piece – only on one that’s upholstered.