By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving into a new residence can be pricey, yet fun adventure. After paying out money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company
to move your things from origin to destination, there might be little money left for investing in new furniture. If you discover yourself in a position where the pieces you loved in your previous home do not work so wonderfully in your new place in Wichita Falls, push up your sleeves and read up on some DIY tricks to give your furniture a whole new look!
Refinishing Wood Pieces
Many times all an old piece of wood furniture requires is a fresh coat of paint or stain to make it look new and fresh again. Changing the look of a piece of wood furniture is easy to do during a free afternoon and will really transform it into a piece that will blend into the look and feel of your new house in Wichita Falls. For a contemporary look, think about a bright or white finish. If you are relocating from a contemporary home to one that is more traditional, consider warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with tidbits of color to accomplish a shabby chic look.
TLC for Upholstered Furniture
Do you have a love seat that feels like you are reclining on a cloud when you kick up your feet to read, but the fabric is very worn? If this sounds familiar, you might be able to fix up this beloved piece of furniture. Give it a good wipe down with upholstery cleaner and a soft bristled brush or arrange for a cleaning company to come over and do the hard work for you. If there are rips in the fabric, you might be able to flip the cushions over, sew up the rips with a special needle and thread, or recover it with new material from your local fabric store. Reupholstering furniture can be intricate to do correctly, but there are lots of videos on the internet that can teach you the process. Teaching yourself how to repair your own furniture can save you hundreds of dollars.
Experiment with Placement
There is no set guideline that a certain piece of furniture is must be in a certain room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you find that a specific end table, cabinet, or nightstand does not feel right in a room in your new abode, move it into another space where it feels right. When you move into a new home, you will most likely find that the dimensions are different, and that furniture arrangements that used to look great will not work quite the same in your new space. Rearrange the furniture you own and see if you can discover all new arrangements that you enjoy.
The Finishing Touches
Home decorating is a fine art and it’s lots of fun giving your new place the ambiance you want with some creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other specifics by adding accents to each area the right way. Find art, drapes, vases, area rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that pull the room together and make your used furniture blend in. If your decorating budget is tight, consider sewing your own window treatments and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and enhancements.
Moving into a new house in Wichita Falls doesn’t mean that you have to give up adored furnishings and decorations. You can tap into your DIY skills to give your stuff a makeover and save a lot of money at the same time. Be creative with the furniture placement and find fabrics, paint colors, and accessories that accent your true style and showcase the beauty of your new home in Wichita Falls.