How to Make Your Couch More Comfortable: 8 Ways to Up Your Comfort Game

Couch too uncomfortable to even sit on these days? You're not alone. Read on to discover 8 ways to fix this problem for good so you can get back to relaxing!

Most people view their couch as one of the most important pieces of furniture in their home. After all, it’s where we relax after a long day at work, watch TV, and spend time with our loved ones.

But for many people, their couch is simply too uncomfortable. If this sounds like you, don’t worry – we’re here to help!

In this article, we will discuss how to make your couch more comfortable with 8 EASY and inexpensive ways.

So read on and start enjoying your couch to the fullest!

1. Add some throw pillows

Throw pillows can add style to your couch

If your couch is looking a little bare, adding some colorful pillows is an easy way to spruce it up. They’re an easy and affordable way to upgrade your furniture, and they’ll add a touch of style to your living room.

You can even change out the pillows seasonally to give your space a fresh look.

Throw pillows come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you’re sure to find ones that suit your style. They can also be used to prop up your head or back when you’re relaxing on the couch.

And if you have guests over often, consider investing in a few extra pillows so they can be comfortable as well. Not only will your couch be more comfortable, but it will also look more inviting.

2. Add some blankets

Add some blanket love

Another way to improve your couch’s comfort level is by adding a blanket or two. Blankets are great for snuggling up on those cold winter nights with a warm drink in hand.

They’re also a fantastic and clever way to add colors and different patterns to your couch. And for those with pets, blankets can help protect your furniture from pet hair and dirt (they might even become your pet’s favorite piece in the house).

When choosing blankets for your couch, it’s important to consider the material. Some materials, like wool, can be scratchy and uncomfortable. However, there are many soft and cozy options available. You can also find blankets in a variety of colors and patterns to match your decor!

With the right blanket, your couch can be cozy and inviting, keep you and your loved ones warm, and add some style to your living room. You can even keep them in a basket next to your couch within reach if you don’t want them on your couch!

3. Invest in a couch cover

Couch covers prevent messes too

If you’re really not happy with the look or comfort of your couch, you may want to invest in a couch cover. Couch covers come in a variety of materials, including cotton, polyester, and microfiber.

They’re also available in a wide range of colors and patterns, giving you plenty of options to match your room accordingly.

Also, they can be easily removed for cleaning and help prolong the life of your couch. If you have young children or pets, a couch cover can help protect your furniture from spills and stains.

They can also add a bit of extra padding to your couch, making it more comfortable to sit on. And if you have a hard time finding a comfy spot, it may just be what you need!

4. Replace old cushions

Throw out those beat-up cushions

If your couch cushions are looking a bit worn or flat, you may want to consider replacing them. New seat cushions can add both comfort and style to your couch. And they’re especially great if you have trouble with sagging cushions and need to fluff things up.

When choosing new cushions, be sure to select ones that are the right size and shape for your couch.

You’ll also want to consider the filling:

Polyester and down are two popular choices for couch cushions. Polyester is a synthetic material that is often used in budget-friendly furniture. It’s known for being durable and easy to care for.

Down is a natural option that provides excellent support and comfort. However, it can be more expensive.

Once you’ve selected the right seat cushion, be sure to fluff them regularly to keep them looking their best. You may even want to consider using a pillow protector to help extend their life.

5. Update your upholstery

Update your upholstery

If you’re really not happy with the way your couch looks, you may want to consider updating the upholstery.

Upholstery refers to the fabric that covers your couch. It’s available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and materials.

When selecting new upholstery, be sure to choose a fabric that is durable and easy to clean.

You’ll also want to consider the overall style of your home. If you have a modern home, you may want to choose a more contemporary fabric.

If your home is more traditional, you may want to select a classic fabric. Updating your upholstery is a great way to give your couch a new look and make it more comfortable.

6. Add some ottomans

Ottomans add comfort and style

Ottomans are a great way to add both style and function to your living room. They can be used as extra seating when you have guests over or as a place to prop up your feet when you’re relaxing on the couch.

Ottomans are also available in a variety of styles, so you’re sure to find one that suits your taste. 

Best of all, they’re relatively inexpensive, so adding a few ottomans to your living room won’t break the bank.

7.  Insert a memory foam topper

A memory foam topper can make a big difference in the comfort of your couch. Memory foam conforms to your body, providing support and alleviating pressure points.

These toppers are also available in a variety of thicknesses, so you can choose one that best suits your needs.

When shopping for a memory foam topper, be sure to look for one that is made from high-quality materials.

You’ll also want to make sure that it’s the right size for your couch. Otherwise, it won’t provide the level of comfort that you’re looking for.

Adding a memory foam topper to your couch is a great way to improve its comfort and make it more enjoyable to use.

Most people usually put toppers on their seat cushions, but you can also try adding them to the back cushions as well for more comfort. With a little bit of research, you can find one that fits your needs perfectly.

8. Fluff things up with a body pillow

Body pillows are an essential part of a comfortable couch.

Not only do they add extra support and comfort for yourself, but they also make it more comfortable for your guests and pets. They’re also machine washable and great for those who fall asleep on the couch.

Here are some of the ways you can incorporate a body pillow:

  • Use it as a backrest: A body pillow can help you sit up straighter and provide support for your back. This is especially helpful if you have lower back pain or want to avoid getting wrinkles in your clothing.
  • Place it under your legs: If you’re lying down on the couch, placing a body pillow under your legs can take pressure off of your lower back and make you feel more supported. It can also help prevent cramps if you tend to get them when you sleep.
  • Use it as a headrest: A body pillow can also be used as a headrest for added comfort. This is especially helpful if you have neck pain or want to avoid getting headaches. It can also help prevent wrinkles in your clothing.

Couch still not comfortable?

If you still can’t seem to get comfortable on your couch, there might be some other more serious problems you need to consider.

Select the right couch for you

If you’re not happy with the comfort of your couch, it may be time to get a new one. And when it comes to comfort, not all are created equal. Some are simply more comfortable than others.

So, when selecting a new sofa, be sure to take the time to sit on it and see how it feels. You may also want to ask friends or family members for their opinion on which couch is the most comfortable.

Consider your needs

When trying to make your couch more comfortable, it’s important to consider your needs. Are you looking for extra support? Do you need more room to stretch out? Do you have back pain? By considering your needs, you can choose the best ways to make your couch more comfortable for you.

Consult a health professional if you’re experiencing ongoing pain

And remember, always consult your doctor if you’re having questionable pains and aches that aren’t due to an uncomfortable couch. This post is only intended for entertainment purposes, not medical advice.

What to do next?

Making your couch more comfortable doesn’t have to be difficult. With a few simple add-ons, you can take your couch from uncomfortable to cozy in no time. And if those don’t work, you may need to consider getting a new couch altogether.

No matter what you decide, always consult a health professional if you’re having serious pain. They’ll be able to help you figure out the root of the problem and get you on the road to recovery. And if you are looking to reupholster your couch, be sure to check out our guide on how to do just that!

Written by Taylor Barefoot
Written by Taylor Barefoot

Taylor is the founder and sole chief editor of Snug Sensations. When he's not piecing together articles or managing this site, you can find him exploring the Appalachian trails with his wife and dog Booe (pronounced boo), playing the guitar, or cooking vegan meals.