3 Powerful Tips to Breathing New Life into Your Furniture5:40:00 PM
It’s natural to get a little tired of the furniture in your home after a while. Maybe it’s starting to look worn or it just doesn’t fit with your aesthetic anymore. Whatever the reason, there are several things you can do when you want a change. You don’t have to worry about finding the money to purchase a whole new set of furniture when you have these tips.
Give Your Furniture a Paint Job
Painting is one of the easiest ways to make your chairs and tables look fresh. If you want to draw attention to one particular item, paint it in a bright color like red, yellow or blue. If you want something more subtle, go with pastels or even white. You’ll be surprised by how much of a difference a little paint can make. Just make sure that whatever color you choose goes back with the rest of your décor. If you want to update a kid’s room, applying a coat of paint to an antique dresser or desk can be just the trick. You can also get creative by adding designs via stencils or freehand painting.
Replace the Hardware
An even simpler way to update your cabinets, dressers or chests of drawers is to switch up the hardware. Replacing knobs, hinges, and handles is easy but the effect can be quite dramatic. Adding bold hardware can take a piece of furniture from office-appropriate to living room-ready. All you need to do is remove the old accessories with a drill or screwdriver, mark new holes if necessary and fill the old ones with wood filler. You will need to sand down the filler and paint or varnish the surface to match the existing color. If you want to make even more of a change, you can paint the furniture in a fun new color.
Bonus tip: For a super quick update, spray paint the old hardware with metallic paint.
Reupholster Tired Chairs and Couches
Giving your upholstered pieces a makeover can have an impact on your entire room. Don’t be afraid to go for bright colors and bold patterns which make a statement. You can have some fun with one accent chair or update all the upholstered pieces in a particular room. Incorporate your favorite colors and take inspiration from other pieces in the room so you create a cohesive look which you’ll love. Reupholstering is also a great way to freshen up your outdoor furniture which can take a beating from the elements.
When you begin to fall out of love with your furniture, you may be tempted to buy new pieces. There’s nothing wrong with that but if you don’t have the funds, there’s no need to despair. Painting your chairs or cabinets, replacing the hardware on desks and drawers and reupholstering your couches can go a long way in giving your home a new look. Before you get started, make sure you take the rest of the room into consideration. Choose colors, textures, and materials which add to the overall aesthetic of the room.