By Adalheid Voigt. Modern. At Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 00:29:47 AM.
When installing shelves, keep all the rules in mind - hang at eye level (or in the case of a grouping the center of the group should be at eye level), and pay attention than the width of the sofa so that the shelves are hung in relation. This isn´t to say you can´t break the rules depending on what you want for your space, but if you're unsure about placement these rules help.
Just make sure that it has a sturdy frame and good lines if it is to be considered worth reupholstering. If it is a very good quality sofa, and the cost of reupholstering it comes out less than getting a sofa of comparable value, by all means, go for it. You may want to get quotes from two or three different re-upholsterers for all fabric and parts, and then weigh it against what you would pay for a new sofa of the same quality.
It is true that you are saving this furniture from potentially going to a landfill, know that reupholstering an old sofa could end up costing more than you would pay for a new one. Even after you have it reupholstered, it could still be uncomfortable. I am assuming you just mean to have the sofa re-covered, and are not planning to change its insides.