Boho-ifying A Hand Me Down Sofa

Last weekend I was gifted a small sofa. It's one of those loveseat style fold out sofas that turn into a bed. It's a light denim fabric and a style of sofa I wouldn't ever buy for myself but a free sofa when you've got a spot begging for one is a given. Take it! But light denim wash doesn't jive with the rest of the space. I couldn't spend any money to make it fit into the space so I took to looking at my hoard stash of things to boho-ify it. I found 3 different combinations that turn this hand-me-down sofa into a bohemian sofa, perfect for lounging on.


generic hand me down ugly sofa boho-ified with items around the house


I took a colorful elephant tapestry, a turquoise dyed coverlet and a fuchsia boho bed sheet as the base for each of the boho sofas I put together. I also pulled in throw pillows I've got about the house, an indigo mudcloth and a chevron throw. Which one do you dig most?

pink boho sheet to couch cover- hand me down sofa bohemian style

old sofa covered in turquoise hand dyed bed coverlet with indigo mudcloth and mongolian fur pillow- hand me down sofa done bohemian

colorful boho elephant tapestry covered light denim wash of old hand me down sofa made cozy with a chevron cotton throw and a DIY handira inspired pillow

I'm not afraid to pick favorites here. I really like the way the tapestry one looks. I've left it for now even though I don't like using orange in my home. There's just something about it here that I'm digging.


[caption id="attachment_5794" align="alignnone" width="300"]Similar Blue Bedspread Similar Blue Bedspread[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5797" align="alignnone" width="300"]Faux Mongolian Fur Pillow Faux Mongolian Fur Pillow[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5790" align="alignnone" width="300"]Sheet from THIS bedding set Sheet from THIS bedding set[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5798" align="alignnone" width="300"]Chevron Throw Blanket Chevron Throw Blanket[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5795" align="alignnone" width="260"]Elephant Tapestry Elephant Tapestry[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5799" align="alignnone" width="200"]Indigo Mudcloth Indigo Mudcloth[/caption]



  1. Oh my gosh! That last look is spectacular! Love all the looks but the elephants really speak to me. :)

  2. They all look great but my favorite is the middle one with the blue chenille.


  3. I really love the second one with the blues, very cool!

  4. I love the elephants, it looks so bright and colorful. It pops in your space. Love your home. love the boho theme you got going on. Very global chic.


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