Old Furniture & Your New House in Little Rock

Moving to New Home

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Moving into a new home is an expensive, yet exciting experience. After spending money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company to relocate your belongings from point A to point B, there could be little money left for purchasing new furniture. If you find yourself in a predicament where the pieces you adored in your previous house do not work so wonderfully in your new place in Little Rock, roll up your sleeves and read up on the following DIY tricks to give your furniture a whole new look!

Refinishing Wood Pieces

Many times all an old piece of wood furniture requires is an updated coat of paint or stain to make it look new and fresh again. Changing the color of a piece of wood furniture is fairly simple to do during a free afternoon and will certainly transform it into a piece that will fit into the style of your new residence in Little Rock. For a contemporary look, give it a bright or white finish. If you are going from a contemporary abode to one that is older and classic, plan on warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with hints of color to get a shabby chic appearance.

TLC for Upholstered Furniture

Do you own a love seat that feels like you are reclining on a cloud of cotton when you kick up your feet to relax, but the material is very worn? If this sounds familiar, you might be able to save this beloved piece of furniture. Give it a good cleaning with upholstery cleaner and a soft bristled brush or find 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 tears with upholstery needle and thread, or recover it with new material from your local fabric store. Reupholstering furniture can be intricate to do the right way, but there are several videos online that can help you with the steps. Learning how to overhaul your own furniture can save you a lot of money.

Experiment with Placement

There is no hard and fast rule that a specific piece of furniture is must be in a certain room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you feel that a certain sofa table, cabinet, or nightstand doesn’t look good in a room in your new abode, move it into another space where it will work. When you move into a new residence, you will most likely discover that the dimensions are not the same, and that furniture organization that previously worked will not work quite the same in your new space. Arrange the furniture you own and see if you can find a new alignment that you enjoy.

The Finishing Touches

Home decorating is an art and it’s lots of fun giving your new place the ambiance you want with some creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other specifics by adding accents to each room the right way. Find art, blinds, vases, area rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that pull the room together and make your old furniture blend in. If you don’t have lots of money for decorating, consider making your own window treatments and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and adornments.

Moving into a new house in Little Rock doesn’t mean that you have to part ways with your cherished furnishings and decorations. You can utilize your DIY skills to give your items 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 accent your true style and showcase the beauty of your new house in Little Rock.