How To Measure Sofa Seat Cushions

Has the dream sofa you bought a few years ago already lost its shape and visual appeal?

Replacing your cushion foam is the ideal cost-effective solution to give your sofa a second chance. It will bring back its original style and comfort for years to come.
When substituting your cushion’s old inners with new foam cut to size, it’s important to get the right measurement. This will ensure sofa seats maintain their best shape over time. 
If you are looking to get replacement foam, here is an easy guide on how to accurately measure your sofa seat cushions to get the best results.

So how to accurately measure your seat cushions? 

In order to get an accurate quote for your foam refill, you need to get the right length, width and depth measurements for your cushions.
It’s always best to measure cushions sizes from the existing covers. Don’t just simply measure the old foam that has changed shape, and possibly even size over time.  

1. Pull the seat cover and measure it from corner to corner along the seam to get the best fit. 

2. Remember to measure both the front and the back of each cover as some cushions’ forms may vary in width front to back. 

3. Measure the depth of a cushion, seam to seam as well. If your cushion has a piped edge cover, measure between the piping Also, remember to add 1″ extra to the depth to ensure the cushion is properly filled out and doesn’t look flat

4. Never measure across the middle of a cushion as it may have a dented top which could affect your overall measurements.  

For example, the depth border of this cushion cover measures 5″, which means that you would need 6″ of foam to fill up the cushions. 

Measure a seat cushion with an app 

Have you misplaced your tape measure since the last time you used it? That’s not a problem.  There is a mobile app that can help you measure the size of your cushion seats. 
For instance, iPhone users can use the pre-installed “Measure” augmented reality app to quickly and easily measure their cushion’s dimensions. Google also offers a similar app for Android users.
To measure your cushions, simply open the app, point your camera towards your cushions and select two points to measure the distance in-between.  

Got your seat cushion measurements ready? Now, all you’ll have to do is pick the right foam shape and grade and let Foam Superstore make replacing your sofa seats a quick and satisfying experience.   

If you have any questions or would like to place an order, get in touch with a member of our team, who would be happy to help with any of your queries.  

How to Measure Couch Cushions

When it comes to measuring your couch cushions, you want to ensure that you get the right dimensions to either replace or upgrade them. Follow these steps to measure your couch cushions accurately:

  1. Gather Your Tools: To start, you’ll need a measuring tape or a ruler, a piece of paper, and a pen or pencil.
  2. Remove the Cushions: Take the cushions out of your couch to get a clear and accurate measurement. If your couch has multiple cushions, measure each one separately as they might vary in size.
  3. Measure Width and Length: Lay the cushion flat on a clean surface. Using your measuring tape or ruler, measure the width from one side to the other and the length from the front to the back. Make sure to measure from seam to seam for precise dimensions.
  4. Record the Measurements: Write down the width and length of each cushion on your piece of paper. It’s a good practice to label each cushion to avoid any confusion if they have different sizes.
  5. Thickness: Measure the thickness of the cushion by placing your measuring tape or ruler vertically against the side and recording the measurement.
  6. Account for Seam Allowance: If you’re planning to make or order new cushion covers, remember to account for seam allowance. Add an extra half-inch to one inch to each dimension to ensure a snug fit.
  7. Check for Irregular Shapes: Some couch cushions may have irregular shapes, such as curved edges or tapered sides. In such cases, measure the widest and longest points to get an accurate representation of the cushion’s size.
  8. Round Measurements: If your cushions are round or have curved edges, measure the diameter (the distance across the widest point) and record it.

How to Measure Cushion Size

Whether you’re measuring cushions for your couch, chairs, or any other furniture, the process is quite similar. Here’s how to measure cushion size accurately:

  1. Prepare Your Tools: You’ll need a measuring tape or a ruler, a piece of paper, and a pen or pencil.
  2. Remove the Cushion: Take the cushion out of the furniture to measure it more easily.
  3. Width and Length: Lay the cushion flat and measure its width from one side to the other and its length from the front to the back, ensuring you measure from seam to seam.
  4. Thickness: Measure the cushion’s thickness by placing your measuring tape or ruler vertically against the side.
  5. Record Measurements: Write down the width, length, and thickness of the cushion on your piece of paper.
  6. Account for Seam Allowance: If you’re planning to make or purchase new covers, add an extra half-inch to one inch to each dimension to accommodate for seam allowance.
  7. Round or Irregular Shapes: For cushions with round or irregular shapes, measure the widest points to determine their size accurately.

How to Measure for Replacement Foam Cushions

If you’re considering replacing the foam inside your cushions, follow these steps to measure for replacement foam cushions:

  1. Remove the Cover: Start by removing the existing cushion cover to access the foam inside.
  2. Measure the Cover: Measure the dimensions of the cushion cover, including width, length, and thickness. This will help you determine the size of the foam needed to fill the cover adequately.
  3. Assess the Foam Condition: While you have the foam exposed, assess its condition. If it’s worn out, flattened, or damaged, you’ll likely want to replace it with new foam.
  4. Select the Foam Type: Depending on your comfort preferences and budget, choose the appropriate type of foam for replacement. Options include high-density foam, memory foam, or even custom-cut foam to fit your specific needs.
  5. Measure the Foam: If you choose to purchase foam separately, measure the dimensions of the foam cushion itself, following the same steps as for measuring cushion size mentioned earlier.
  6. Order or Cut the Foam: Once you have accurate measurements, you can either order custom-cut replacement foam or cut it yourself if you have the necessary tools. Be sure to follow safety guidelines when cutting foam.

How to Measure for Dining Chair Cushions

Dining chair cushions play a crucial role in enhancing comfort during meals. Here’s how to measure for replacement or new dining chair cushions:

  1. Remove the Cushion: If your dining chairs have removable cushions, take them out for measurement.
  2. Measure the Chair Seat: Measure the width and length of the chair seat, ensuring you measure from edge to edge.
  3. Thickness: Measure the thickness of the chair cushion by placing your measuring tape or ruler vertically against the cushion.
  4. Account for Seam Allowance: If you plan to make or buy new cushion covers, add an extra half-inch to one inch to each dimension to accommodate for seam allowance.
  5. Select the Right Size: Based on your measurements, choose dining chair cushions that match the size of your chair seats. Consider the style, material, and comfort level you prefer when making your selection.

By following these steps, you can ensure that you accurately measure your couch cushions, cushion size, replacement foam cushions, or dining chair cushions, making it easier to find the right replacements or upgrades for your furniture.