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How to Decorate With Pre-Loved Sofas

29 June 2024
3 mins

So like sensible people, you’re looking to transform your couch but don’t want to shell out a lot of cash. How do you do that? Go second-hand of course! One of the most budget-friendly ways to achieve style while saving is by incorporating second-hand sofas into your decor. You'll also add character and a touch of sustainability to your home. But before you buy a second-hand 3-seater sofa, you should think about how to incorporate your pre-loved find effectively in your home. Let’s explore some ideas and tips on successfully decorating using pre-loved sofas. 


1. Make a Plan


Before diving headlong into the world of pre-loved shopping and buying your second-hand 3-seater sofa, take a moment to plan your decorating strategy. Consider your existing colour scheme and space limitations. Ask yourself what kinds of styles you like. Take measurements of the area where your new second-hand 3-seater sofa will go. Having a clear plan will help you narrow down your search and make informed decisions.


2.  Embrace Quirky Character


Second-hand sofas won’t be perfect and it’d be foolish to expect them to be. Instead of viewing imperfections or signs of use as flaws, embrace them as character! Scratches or faded fabric can add a touch of charm to your living space. Plus, you could use creative ways to cover or play up these imperfections, such as using colourful throws or textured cushions. 


3.  Mix and Match


Feel free to mix and match your second-hand sofa with other furniture pieces to create an eclectic and personalized style. Mix different textures, patterns, colours, and even pieces from different design eras to your living room. Create a cohesive space that reflects your taste and style.


4.  Create a Focal Point


One way to make your second-hand 3-seater sofa pop is by creating a focal point around it. Place it against a brightly coloured wall, hang a statement piece of artwork above, or add striking decorative pieces such as a quirky lamp nearby. By highlighting your sofa, you draw attention to its uniqueness and transform it from just a piece of furniture to a centrepiece worthy of discussion.


Where to Buy Second-hand 3-Seater Sofas? 


If you’ve made it to this part, you already know Barnything is a great place to start your second-hand sofa shopping journey. Barnything is a sustainable lifestyle online platform that offers users opportunities to practice sustainability in their lives, whether it’s through bartering, or buying second-hand sofas. Just take a look at the many listings we have and there’ll surely be something just right for you.


You can also use Barnything to offload your furniture too! To sweeten the deal, we’ve got a fantastic offer through our tie-up with online furniture brand CUURA Space. If you get rid of old furniture or items using Barnything, you get an RM200 discount on all CUURA Space furniture. Handy when it comes time to buy new CUURA Space sofas when the pre-loved route isn’t suitable. So get started uploading your furniture to our site today!


Our collab with CUURA Space also involves selling defective furniture for hefty discounts! We make sure good quality furniture that’s flawed but still in excellent condition finds homes instead of wasting space in landfills. Check out listings under our Barnyshop to buy CUURA Space sofas for bargain prices! Delivery to the Klang Valley is FREE, and you get a free pick-up of your old furniture with every RM800 purchase of any defective item. Reach out to us for more info on how to make this happen.