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 a costly, 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 position where the items you loved in your previous residence do not work so wonderfully in your new abode in Colorado Springs, push up your sleeves and get to work the following DIY tricks to give your furniture a facelift!

Refinishing Wood Pieces

It could be that all an old piece of wood furniture requires is a new coat of paint or stain to make it appear new and fresh again. Modernizing the finish of a piece of wood furniture is not difficult 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 contemporary 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 hints of color to get a shabby chic look.

TLC for Upholstered Furniture

Do you have a couch that feels like you are lounging on a cloud when you kick up your feet to watch TV, but the fabric is getting thin? 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 tough work for you. If there are rips in the fabric, you may be able to flip the cushions over, mend the tears with a special needle and thread, or recover it with new fabric from your local fabric store. Reupholstering furniture can be complicated to do correctly, but there are several videos on YouTube that can walk you through the process. Learning how to overhaul your own furniture can save you hundreds of dollars.

Experiment with Placement

There is no set 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 sofa table, cabinet, or bedside table does not feel right in a room in your new home, move it into another area where it will work. When you move into a new residence, you will most likely discover that the dimensions are different, and that furniture organization that used to look great 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 space the setting 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, drapes, vases, rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that bring 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 adornments.

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 pieces 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 home in Colorado Springs.