Living Room

Quick and easy sofa updates

Freshen up your living space in 10 minutes or less
Chris Warnes

Giving your living room a new look in a flash can be as easy as throwing a few extra layers into the mix.

Five minutes: No patience for new upholstery? Wrap the seat cushion in a large quilt for a silky update.

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Two minutes: Get layering with a super-soft throw – fabulous fringing optional (or maybe pompoms are more your style). 

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Snappy shopping

1. ‘Essential’ throw in Chevron, $69.99, Cotton On.

2. ‘Cashmere’ throw in Ash Green/Sage Mix, $181, Linen & Moore.

3. ‘Paisley’ throw in Flame, $195, Juniper Hearth.

4. Linen House ‘Kew’ throw in Blush, $169, Temple & Webster.

10 minutes: Look to the walls and change-up any nearby artwork for a new colour theme. (Take a look at these five chic prints all under $50!)

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Three minutes: Mix-and-match to the max with as many cushion options as you can. (Love this look? Check out our gallery of elegant classic style.)

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Snappy shopping

1. ‘Mr X’ cushion in Peach, $89, Pony Rider. 

2. Designers Guild ‘Marianne Viola’ cushion, $270, No Chintz. 

3. Sanctuary Boutique Linens ‘Cactus’ cushion in Arctic, $89, Jumbled.

4. Amy Sia ‘ Sahara’ cushion cover, $109, Hard To Find. 

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