The old style sofas are just timeless, though it cannot be said as the old one. They are somehow having a signature style that can be adjusted to any times nowadays. They can be modernized somehow. There are some steps that you can do in modernizing your old style sofas, so they can be used in your living room. First, you should paint the chair in a more contemporary color, such as red, grey, black or bright white. Then, if you have finished the frame of your sofas, you may need to strip them of their finish before painting.
Second, now you can change the upholstery on your sofa. To modernize it, you should pick some certain patterns such as thinner stripes, solid colors and geometric prints which tend to look less traditional and will give your room and other pieces around it a more contemporary look. Just remember when you are about to replace the upholstery; make sure the chairs aren’t overstuffed, as this leads to a more traditional look. Third, it is time to go to modernize the legs of your old style sofas. You can paint it again or get a makeover to those legs.
You must know that wooden colors are not allowed somehow if you want to get a modern look of your old style sofas. The wooden legs that are attached to the chair via screws can be replaced with metal legs to give them a more modern feel, or you can simply just paint them using silver or black paint colors. By replacing the legs on the chair, those can be done in conjunction with painting the frame of your sofa and changing the upholstery as well.
Those are some basic tips that you can carry out in making your old style sofas look more modern. The point took place in how you can pick the right design for the upholstery and the perfect paint color.