By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving into a new home can be an expensive, yet fun adventure. After shelling out money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company
to relocate your stuff from one location to another, there could be little money left for buying new furniture. If you find yourself in a dilemma where the pieces you adored in your old residence do not fit in so great in your new abode in Little Rock, push up your sleeves and read up on these DIY tricks to give your furniture a renovation!
Refinishing Wood Pieces
Sometimes all an old piece of wood furniture warrants is a fresh coat of paint or stain to make it look lively and fresh again. Modernizing the color of a piece of wood furniture is fairly simple to do during a free day and will easily make it into an item that will fit into the look and feel of your new house in Little Rock. For a contemporary look, plan on a bright or white finish. If you are moving from a modern home to one that is older and classic, ponder warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with bits of color to achieve a shabby chic finish.
TLC for Upholstered Furniture
Do you have a love seat that feels like you are lounging on a cloud when you kick up your feet to watch TV, but the fabric has seen better days? If this rings a bell, you could be able to fix up this cherished piece of furniture. Give it a good cleaning with upholstery cleaner and a soft bristled brush or have a cleaning company to come over and do the tough work for you. If there are rips in the fabric, you may be able to flip the cushions over, fix the snags with upholstery needle and thread, or reupholster it with new material from your local fabric shop. Reupholstering furniture can be complicated to do correctly, but there are lots of videos on YouTube that can help you with the steps. Teaching yourself how to overhaul your own furniture can save you a lot of money.
Experiment with Placement
There is no set regulation that a certain item of furniture is must be in a specific room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you feel that a specific sofa table, cabinet, or bookshelf doesn’t look good in a room in your new space, move it into another area where it feels right. When you move into a new home, you will most likely discover that the dimensions are different, and that furniture arrangements that used to look great will not work quite the same in your new space. Rearrange the furniture you own and see if you can discover a new alignment that you enjoy.
The Finishing Touches
Home decorating is a fine art and you can have a lot of fun giving your new area the atmosphere you want with a little bit of creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other specifics by adorning each space the right way. Find art, blinds, vases, throw rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that bring the room together and allow your old furniture blend in. If your decorating budget is tight, consider sewing your own drapes and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and adornments.
Moving into a new home in Little Rock does not mean that you have to give up adored furniture and decorations. You can utilize your DIY abilities to give your pieces a makeover and save a lot of money at the same time. Be creative with the furniture placement and look for fabrics, paint colors, and accessories that show off your true style and showcase the beauty of your new place in Little Rock.