A quick and easy hack to plump up your sofa cushions. (+Leather Care!)

September 9, 2019

We get asked frequently about how our Article leather Sven sofa has held up over the last few years. It is the main piece we use in our living room, and considering the amount of traffic and spills it has gotten from our little ones, it has held up surprisingly well. It looks worn, but I personally love the look of worn in leather. Like a good pair of boots. One thing I was disappointed in though was the sag of the sofa cushions. I spotted an easy hack to plump up sofa cushions on A Beautiful Mess, and wanted to pass along to you + some leather care tips!

plump your sofa pillows - Pillow insert fix

1. The best push up bra for your sofa cushions;) – Find the zipper on the back of your pillows, add a flat standard bed pillow to stuff inside, and zip back up. That’s it! The down inserts still keep it soft and comfortable, but the pillow gave it the shape back. Thank you A Beautiful Mess blog for sharing this hack!


You can see the difference in this before and after. Quite the lift! (If you would like to see a video on how I did this, you can check our instagram story highlights.)

2. Turn your cushions upside down – (Reader tip!) I loved this reminder to flip your cushions upside down if you are heading out of town or gone for the day because it gives the cushion inserts a chance to even out, and prevent sagging.

3. Ask your manufacturer for additional cushion stuffing – (Another reader tip!) There are several sofa companies who will offer the option of additional pillow stuffing or insert replacement if you have purchased recently. Worth looking into! (Article does not offer this service unfortunately.)

4. Liquid Stains – As far as liquid stains, the best thing that has removed those surprisingly has been a microfiber cloth and warm water. I don’t like to use soap if it isn’t needed. If water and cloth don’t do the trick add a little dish liquid soap, and try again, blotting with your cloth vs. rubbing back and forth.

Leather sofas and furniture are extremely comfortable, but do require more work. They are high maintenance, but not as much as velvet! In retrospect I would have chosen a thick cotton or faux leather sofa for this main room since it gets so much wear and tear. We have a faux leather sofa in the basement bedroom that has been the easiest to care for so far since it’s a plastic base material, and super easy to wipe and clean. I hope this is a helpful resource for you!

Let us know how these tips work out for you!


Couch: Article 
Large Black and White Floral Canvases – IHOD Shop print downloads at Easy Canvas Prints in size 30” x 40”.
Chair: Wingback in Rosewood slub velvet via Anthropologie
Rug: Momeni
Ladder: Flea market find
Hourglass wooden side table: Anthropologie (A similar style for less here, and also love this one!)
Floor lamp: Anthropologie c/o
Leather pouf: Lulu and Georgia
Gold hammered vase: Target
Framed art: Minted – Landscape printCactus print
City Art: Brim Papery
Plants: Fiddle Leaf or Peace Lily

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