How can I make couch cushions firmer?

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How can I make couch cushions firmer?
Too-soft couches are uncomfortable and hard on your back. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Over time and through lots of use, couch cushions can easily lose some original firmness and become too soft. There are two different reasons this could happen: either the frame of the couch isn't strong enough to hold the cushions up as well as before or the cushion itself is in need of extra stuffing. There are easy fixes for both problems using simple materials that bulk up the cushion and give it extra support.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Plywood
  • Stuffing

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  1. 1

    Remove the cushions from the couch and place a piece of plywood over the frame of the couch.

  2. 2

    Unzip the fabric on couch cushions and add more stuffing. Depending on what type of cushions you have, the stuffing could consist of cotton batting, fluff or foam. If the couch cushion stuffing consists of a single foam pad, remove the pad and replace it with a fresh one. Foam pads can be purchased in some furniture stores, craft stores or online.

  3. 3

    Zip the cushions back up and place on the couch. Not only will the cushions be firmer, but the support of the plywood offers an extra firm finish.

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