Sofa Cushions Sliding – How to Prevent It?

Sofa cushions will lose their shape and fluff in time. That is not all, though. Cushions sliding from the sofa is another issue. Depending on the cushion upholstery, your sofa cushions may start sliding even after a month of purchase. It may be that the upholstery is not rough enough to keep the cushions in place.

When this happens, you need to push the cushions back repeatedly so you can sit comfortably and to keep your modern sofa from looking disordered. Stop your cushions from sliding and making you upset with the following solutions.

Easy Solutions to Stop Cushions from Sliding

  1. Shelf Liner. Purchase a shelf liner (plastic like weave, flexible material) from a kitchen supply or dollar store. It is available in different widths and colors. Cut the shelf liner depending on the number of pieces and the area you need it. Cut it in many different sizes and lengths to hold the cushions well. You can cut the shelf liner in strips and place these in the middle section, on the outer area or full size of the cushion. Since it is flexible, you can place it on any types of surfaces, wooden or manufactured frame.

  1. Non-slip Mats. You can buy this from any stores selling carpets or rugs. You may try checking out online furniture stores, some may have them. Non-slip mats keep the rug from sliding or moving around on smooth surfaces. Purchase one that has a size close to the length of your sofa.

  • Take the cushions out.
  • Measure the length of your sofa and compare it to the length of the mat.
  • Cut any excess width or length from the mat.
  • Vacuum the area under your sofa cushions to remove any dust and dirt so the non-slip mat will have a stronger grip.
  • Place the mat on the couch. Press it down and smooth out any bumps or lumps.
  • Place the cushions back over the non-slip mat and in their respective places.

  1. Velcro Strips. Fasten the bottom of your sofa’s cushions by placing Velcro strips. Two strips are enough to hold one cushion.
  • Cut a 10 to 15cm Velcro strip for each sofa cushion. Sew it to the cushion’s vertical back part (the area that aligns with the back end of your couch).
  • Sew a second set of Velcro strip to the back end of your couch. Ensure that these are aligned with the sewn strips on the cushions.
  • Non-slip Rubber Pads. Non-slip rubber pads are small and disc-shape and are easy to install, inexpensive, and easy to remove. Fasten these to the bottom of the cushions.

  1. Ring or Any Round Small Object and a Small Hook
  • Sew a small-sized fabric onto the cushion and sofa.
  • Fasten the ring and the hook onto the cushion and the couch.
  • Hook each couch cushion onto the sofa.

Tip #4 may not be as simple as the above, but it is still a good option if you cannot find a shelf-line or beauty queen.

There is nothing more irritating than when you seem to slip down from being seated on your sofa. Stop your cushions from sliding by trying any of the above steps!