Risers for Sofa legs
Adding height to a couch makes it easier to get up from.
Adding height to a couch can make this key piece of furniture more comfortable for people who have difficulty rising from a low surface due to muscle weakness, injury, age or disability. A higher couch may work better in a conversational grouping by bringing the couch up to the level of other seats in the room. Explore the options for raising the couch to choose the method that works best for your furniture, decor and budget.
Risers are blocks with a receptacle at the top to hold furniture legs. Placing a couch on risers may add up to five inches to the couch's height. Measure the width of the couch legs before shopping to ensure they'll fit in the risers. The main drawback to risers is that they show. A slipcover that extends to the floor will hide the risers. Take measurements for the slipcover after the risers are in place to ensure that you buy a slipcover that will be long enough to cover them.
Screw-on legs for couches come in many styles and wood finishes. If your sofa has 2-inch bun feet and you replace them with 8 inch legs, your couch will be 6 inches taller. Hardware suppliers and certain furniture vendors sell furniture legs. This solution has the advantage of not significantly changing how the couch looks. Not all couches have screw-in legs, so get help laying the couch on its back to check its legs before shopping.
Depending on the style of couch, it might be possible to replace seat cushions with taller ones to make the seating surface higher. Not all couches have replaceable seat cushions. If yours does, foam shops or online vendors sell foam suitable for making seat cushions. Certain foam and cushion suppliers make custom cushions. If you're unable to find a match for your upholstery, since the old covers won't accommodate the increased cushion height, putting a slipcover over the couch can give the couch a fresh look.