I bought a really nice couch about 10 years ago, I can’t remember if it was from Crate & Barrel or Pottery Barn at this point – but I saw it I fell in love with it and paid way too much for it even though it was on sale.

Half the cushions are missing – but you get the idea – a large sectional – that is the old living room by the way.

When we were building our new space, River built-in a couch frame and we reused the couch cushions – reduce, reuse, recycle. My plan is to eventually recover them in a pretty dark brown – but for right now they are a faded (very faded) blue jean color – honestly – they look kind of ugly.

The down cushions are very comfortable.

But they are not very practical.

Because they slouch.



Consequently they always look like this:

We end up piling up throw pillows on top of the back to make it comfortable to lean against – which leads to way too many throw pillows in the living room.

This is what is under the throw pillows – so comfortable looking isn’t it.

Isn’t that pretty.

Does anyone have any suggestions for keeping the cushions upright and useful rather than falling down and messy looking? I don’t want to replace them if I don’t have to.

We have thought of a piece of the foam padding put into the back of each cushion to give it some shape – but we aren’t crazy about the off gassing.