Old Furniture & Your New House in Colorado Springs

Moving to New Home

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Moving into a new house is an expensive, yet exhilarating time. After paying out money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company to move your belongings from one location to another, there could be little money left for buying new furniture. If you discover yourself in a predicament where the items you adored in your previous house do not work so great in your new abode in Colorado Springs, roll up your sleeves and get to work the following DIY tricks to give your furniture a renovation!

Refinishing Wood Pieces

It could be that all an old piece of wood furniture needs is a fresh coat of paint or stain to make it appear new 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 style of your new house in Colorado Springs. For a modern look, give it a bright or white finish. If you are going from a modern abode to one that is classic, plan on warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with tidbits of color to accomplish a shabby chic finish.

TLC for Upholstered Furniture

Do you have a sofa that feels like you are lounging on a cloud when you kick up your feet to watch TV, but the fabric is very worn? If this sounds familiar, you could be able to save this cherished piece of furniture. Give it a good wipe down with upholstery cleaner and a soft bristled brush or find a cleaning company to come over and do the hard work for you. If there are tears in the fabric, you may be able to flip the cushions over, fix the tears with a special needle and thread, or recover it with new fabric from your local fabric store. Reupholstering furniture can be intricate to do correctly, but there are lots of videos online that can walk you through the process. Teaching yourself how to fix your own furniture can save you hundreds of dollars.

Experiment with Placement

There is no hard and fast rule that a certain item of furniture is must be in a certain room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you find that a certain coffee table, cabinet, or bedside table is not working in a room in your new home, move it into another space where it fits better. When you move into a new house, you will most likely discover that the dimensions are different, and that furniture alignment that previously worked will not work quite the same in your new area. 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 place the atmosphere you desire with a little bit of creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other items by accessorizing each area the right way. Find art, blinds, vases, rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that pull the room together and allow your old furniture blend in. If your decorating budget is tight, think about sewing your own curtains and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and enhancements.

Moving into a new home in Colorado Springs does not mean that you have to part ways with your adored furniture and decorations. You can use your DIY skills to give your items a makeover and save a lot of money in the process. Be creative with the furniture arrangement and use materials, paint colors, and accessories that accent your true style and showcase the beauty of your new house in Colorado Springs.