BEING savvy with your furniture can help you save thousands of pounds, but knowing what and how to do it can be the difficult part.
‘Cloud’ furniture is super on-trend at the minute, with many retailers selling chic sofas and armchairs.
Also known as ‘teddy bear’ material, these sofas are super soft and are perfect for cold, winter nights.
But unfortunately, these gorgeous furniture buys don’t come cheap and many of us aren’t willing to dish out thousands of pounds for them.
These sofas often range from £2,000 to a whopping £10,000 for a sofa.
However, Shade Shannon, a home and DIY influencer has shared her simple hack for making a boucle cloud sofa but on a budget.
Shade regularly posts upcycling techniques to her TikTok and Instagram account.
And one of her latest furniture transformations has left many seriously impressed.
If you want to update your sofa and create a DIY boucle cloud sofa, then listen up.
Boucle fabric is best described as fabric woven or knitted with boucle yarns.
Boucle is ideal for adding softness to sofas, chairs, pillows and more.
The twisted wool fibers are incredibly durable and seriously chic.
With Shade’s hack, you don’t need to be an expert at DIY to give this a go.
AND, you don’t need hundreds of pounds.
Shade’s DIY transformation cost her just £36 and we can’t believe how good it looks.
Shade posted her hack to her TikTok account ‘homeofshade’ with the caption ‘This took me 2 days to make don’t let it flop’
She said: “Boucle cloud sofa but make it budget.
“So I keep seeing sofas that look like this - boucle cloud sofas, unreal.
“Cost like £2-£10k.
“Ain’t got that kind of money, so we’re gonna make it.
“So we’re gonna do all of this on a budget.
“I went to The Range and bought some teddy bear fleece blankets.
“Mine were £12 and I bought three of them.”
Shade’s video shows her sewing the fleece blankets as she makes them into covers that she then uses to put over her old sofa and cushions.
Shade continues: “I haven't used a sewing machine in about 15 years so I actually did want to throw this out the window numerous times, but we got there in the end.
“I also had a modular sofa so it was easier to take it apart and put it back together.
“I made these little envelope covers for the cushions.
“And there we have it - my own cloud sofa.”
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Clearly her sofa transformation has impressed numerous people as it has racked up over 155.9k views.
One person said: “Ok this is verrryyy impressive.”
Another added: “Wow what an amazing job. Go you.”
A third commented: “This is so clever of you! Looks great.”
Many were commenting on their poor sewing skills, assuming that because of this, they wouldn’t be able to achieve this sofa’s look.
To this, Shade said: “I couldn’t either, hadn’t done it since textiles at school.”
With Shade’s clever hack, she has completely transformed her old sofa, but as she has created it by making the fleece into covers, she could easily remove these and have her old sofa back if she wanted.
It’s a win win!
Meanwhile, I’ve saved hundreds after I transformed a tatty old IKEA cabinet into a swanky new one for just £15.
Also, I’m a part-time nurse & make £500 a pop sprucing up old furniture – it’s an easy money-spinner so here’s how you can too.