If you are someone who likes to get the most out of your money, you probably only replace your home’s furniture when it’s absolutely necessary to.
That may apply to your couch that you’d have to admit, had seen better days.
If you’re still unsure if it’s time to replace your couch, Blossom and Broom shares some telltale signs that now is the right time:
Signs You Need a New Couch
You Hear Creaking Noises Whenever Someone Sits
If you hear creaking or cracking noises whenever someone sits down or watches media with you, then it’s time to get a new couch. That cracking and creaking is a sign of excessive wear and tear.
If you hear these noises repeatedly, chances are, you’re also feeling it whenever someone sits down. It’s time to trade in that old couch for a new one.
The Cushion Hardly Gives Lumbar Support
If the cushions on your couch don’t give lumbar support, then you may consider getting a new one. Most sofas at a local furniture store come with lumbar support pillows. If they’re almost flattened, then something is definitely wrong.
There are a few reasons why the lumbar support pillows don’t give you sufficient support. Firstly, it’s because the cushions are too old. Although the pads are still firm, the fabric is already getting worn out. Additionally, pillows need to be regularly rotated to allow for even wear and tear.
It Looks Dingy and Feels Scratchy or Itchy
If your sofa looks dingy and feels scratchy or itchy, then it’s time to say goodbye to your old couch. The fabric will start to feel rough instead of soft and comfy. You’ll begin to get itchy just thinking about that couch.
Even if you have an upholstery cleaner, it’s hard to sanitize the fabric of a couch. There are just some stains that no cleaning product can get rid of.
The Smell Coming from It Is Getting Overwhelming
The smell coming from your couch is a sign that it’s already time to replace it. You can’t get rid of the smell by merely airing out your sofa. It’s time to go shopping for a new couch.
Chances are, your couch is already exposed to pets or children. You will probably have to replace it if it’s already been a few years since you got it.
The Upholstery Looks Bad
The upholstery of your couch is most likely made of polyester or synthetic fabric. Your couch’s upholstery may already look worn out and faded.
If the fabric is already threadbare and faded, you may as well get a new one. If you are planning to get an entirely new sofa (an entirely new upholstery), you may as well get a new one that’s of better quality.
It Doesn’t Match Your Style Anymore
If you have recently changed your home’s furniture and your couch doesn’t match anymore, getting a new sofa will solve the problem.
You may have changed your furniture into a sleeker, minimalist design, while your couch still has a bit of a traditional design.
If you don’t want your couch to clash with your new furniture, you may as well get a new couch that compliments your new furniture.
Having a comfortable couch is essential if you enjoy watching television, reading your favorite books, or just chilling after a long day. You’d have to admit. An excellent couch provides you with extra comfort and relaxation.
All home design blogs will tell you that a new couch is a worthy investment anyway, so don’t hesitate to get a new one when you need it.
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