In collaboration with Furniture Fair, Protea Real Estate brings you an exciting segment in Protea Living to discuss when and how to change the fabric of your outdated couches. In addition, we chat with Hele from Furniture Fair and Marelise from Home Fabrics, who provide valuable insights on updating your sofas' material.

One of the first things to consider is the colour palette of your couch. Hele suggests starting with a neutral colour palette for your sofa and then adding colour and texture with throws and scatter cushions if needed. This way, you can easily update the look of your couch without replacing the entire piece of furniture.

The fabric you choose for your couch is also an essential factor. Marelise recommends using Fiber Guard, a fabric product that is very durable when it comes to any liquids that might spill on the couch. This fabric product is available in many colours and is made to last. Using a durable fabric like Fiber Guard not only helps to protect your sofa from spills and stains, but it can also save you money in the long run as you won't have to replace your couch as often.

Home Fabrics and Stuart Graham Fabrics are great places to start if you want to update your couch with unique materials. They have a wide range of fabrics to choose from, and their knowledgeable staff can assist you in selecting the suitable fabric for your couch.

Updating the fabric of your couch can give it a new lease on life, and it doesn't have to be a complicated or expensive process. With suitable materials and accessories, you can quickly transform your couch into a stylish and functional piece of furniture that complements your living space.