5 DIY upholstery ideas to update your furniture

We all have a piece of furniture in our home that we’ve had for a while or is a family heirloom. Therefore, we can’t bring ourselves to get rid of it, even though it is definitely passed its best. Using upholstery, we can transform the things we love into completely new pieces of furniture. Repairing or revamping pieces of furniture doesn’t have to be expensive. We have compiled a list of some DIY upholstery ideas that you could use to convert your beloved old furniture into something new and useful.

Upholstery is the textile covering of furniture such as sofas and armchairs. It could also be in the form of leather, springs, or even webbing in some cases.


Before you get started trying to take the existing material off of your furniture, you should make sure you have the right tools to finish the project. If you don’t already have them, some of the essential upholstery tools you may need for most upholstery projects are:

5 DIY Upholstery Projects You Could Try Out

Upholstered Ottoman

You can transform your coffee table or stool to provide a comfortable and convenient place to put your feet up, or as additional seating space. You can also store things in the upholstered ottoman such as throws, coasters or laptop charges and remote controls.


Upholstered OttomanSimple Slipcover

If you have kids or pets in your home, then your upholstery might be in danger, or it may have already been damaged. A slipcover can be pretty practical and easy but above all, it can be simply cleaned regularly after use from messy kids and pets and keeps the furniture underneath clean.

Upholstered Chair CoverUpholstered Room Divider

Room dividers can be vital and make a huge difference if you live in an open plan space and still need privacy for work or rest. Have you ever thought of upholstering your room divider? Upholstering a room divider is a creative yet simple project to consider.

Room Divider

Chair Makeover

Ever thought that you like your dining room chairs, but they just need a new lease of life? Dining chairs are a great beginner’s upholstery project and can get you many more years out of furniture you may have thrown away otherwise. You can add fabric and padding to the seat of a chair to make it more comfortable and look brand new.

Chair upholsteryPerfect Backs

If the back of your chair is uncomfortable or doesn’t offer enough back support, create a beautifully designed upholstered rest pillow that you can use in your armchair. This is one idea that can also help with posture when sitting for a long period of time.

Upholstered Rest Pillow


We hope that our blog has given you some inspiration for next upholstery project. If there is anything you would like to read about in our blog, then contact us with any suggestions you may have.


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