By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving into a new house is pricey, yet exciting adventure. After spending money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company
to relocate your belongings from origin to destination, there may be little money left for purchasing new furniture. If you discover yourself in a predicament where the items you were in love with in your previous residence do not mesh so well in your new living space in Colorado Springs, roll up your sleeves and get to work these DIY tricks to give your furniture a whole new look!
Refinishing Wood Pieces
Many times all an old piece of wood furniture warrants is a fresh coat of paint or stain to make it appear new and fresh again. Updating the finish of a piece of wood furniture is fairly simple to do during a free afternoon and will really make it into an item that will blend into the look and feel of your new residence in Colorado Springs. For a modern look, think about a bright or white finish. If you are going from a contemporary residence to one that is older and classic, ponder warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with tidbits of color to achieve a shabby chic finish.
TLC for Upholstered Furniture
Do you own a love seat that feels like you are sitting on feathers when you put up your feet to relax, but the material has seen better days? If this rings a bell, you could be able to save this cherished 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 or tears in the material, you may be able to flip the cushions over, mend the snags with a special needle and thread, or reupholster it with new material from your local craft store. Reupholstering furniture can be tricky to do the right way, but there are lots of videos on YouTube that can walk you through the process. Teaching yourself how to overhaul your own furniture can save you a lot of money.
Experiment with Placement
There is no specific regulation that a specific item of furniture is must be in a specific room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you find that a specific coffee table, cabinet, or nightstand doesn’t look good in a room in your new home, move it into another space where it feels right. When you move into a new house, you will probably discover that the dimensions are different, and that furniture organization that looked amazing before will not work quite the same in your new space. Experiment with the furniture you own and see if you can come up with all new arrangements that you love.
The Finishing Touches
Home decorating is a fine art and it can be a lot of fun giving your new place the atmosphere you want with some creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other features by adorning each area the right way. Find art, blinds, vases, rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that bring the room together and make your existing furniture fit in. If you don’t have lots of money for decorating, contemplate sewing your own drapes and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and embellishments.
Moving into a new house in Colorado Springs does not mean that you have to part ways with your adored furnishings and decorations. You can utilize your DIY skills to give your items a makeover and save a lot of money in the process. Be creative with the furniture set-up and use materials, paint colors, and accessories that show off your true style and showcase the beauty of your new house in Colorado Springs.