By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving into a new home can be an expensive, yet exhilarating time. After shelling out money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company
to relocate your things from one location to another, there may be little money left for investing in new furniture. If you find yourself in a dilemma where the belongings you were in love with in your previous home do not work so well in your new living space in Denver, roll up your sleeves and get to work the following DIY tricks to give your furniture a whole new look!
Refinishing Wood Pieces
Sometimes all an old piece of wood furniture needs is a fresh coat of paint or stain to make it seem lively and fresh again. Modernizing the look of a piece of wood furniture is fairly simple to do during a free day and will really transform it into an item that will blend into the style of your new house in Denver. For a modern look, give it a bright or white finish. If you are going from a contemporary abode to one that is more traditional, consider warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with bits of color to accomplish a shabby chic finish.
TLC for Upholstered Furniture
Do you own a couch that feels like you are reclining on feathers when you put up your feet to watch TV, but the fabric is getting thin? If this rings a bell, you might be able to help this precious piece of furniture. Give it a good cleaning with upholstery cleaner and a soft bristled brush or have a cleaning company to come over and do the dirty work for you. If there are tears in the material, you might be able to flip the cushions over, fix the snags 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 lots of videos online that can help you with the steps. Teaching yourself how to overhaul your own furniture can save you a lot of money.
Experiment with Placement
There is no set guideline that a specific item of furniture is supposed to be in a certain room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you feel that a certain sofa table, cabinet, or bookshelf doesn’t look good in a room in your new abode, move it into another room where it feels right. When you move into a new home, you will probably realize that the dimensions are different, and that furniture alignment that used to look great will not work quite the same in your new area. Arrange the furniture you own and see if you can find a new alignment that you love.
The Finishing Touches
Home decorating is an art and you can have a lot of fun giving your new space the setting you desire with a little creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other specifics by adding accents to each space the right way. Use art, blinds, vases, throw rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that tie the room together and make your used furniture blend in. If your decorating budget is tight, think about sewing your own window treatments and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and embellishments.
Moving into a new house in Denver doesn’t mean that you have to give up adored furniture and decorations. You can use your DIY skills to give your items a makeover and save a lot of money at the same time. Be creative with the furniture arrangement and look for fabrics, paint colors, and accessories that accent your true style and showcase the beauty of your new place in Denver.