Old Furniture & Your New House in Wichita Falls

Moving to New Home

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Moving into a new house is pricey, yet exciting experience. After spending money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company to relocate your things from point A to point B, there might be little money left for buying new furniture. If you discover yourself in a predicament where the belongings you loved in your former home do not mesh so great in your new place in Wichita Falls, roll up your sleeves and read up on the following DIY tricks to give your furniture a facelift!

Refinishing Wood Pieces

It could be that all an old piece of wood furniture warrants is a new coat of paint or stain to make it appear lively and fresh again. Modernizing the color 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 fit into the style of your new home in Wichita Falls. For a modern and contemporary look, think about a bright or white finish. If you are moving from a contemporary residence to something that is more traditional, plan on warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with bits of color to achieve a shabby chic appearance.

TLC for Upholstered Furniture

Do you own a sofa that feels like you are sitting on a cloud of cotton when you put up your feet to watch TV, but the material has seen better days? If this rings a bell, you could be able to fix up this precious 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 or tears in the material, you might be able to flip the cushions over, sew up the rips with upholstery needle and thread, or reupholster it with new material from your local craft shop. Reupholstering furniture can be complicated to do the right way, but there are lots of videos on YouTube that can help you with the process. Teaching yourself how to overhaul your own furniture can save you a lot of money.

Experiment with Placement

There is no set regulation that a specific item of furniture is has to be in a specific 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 space, move it into another space where it feels right. When you move into a new house, you will most likely realize that the dimensions are not the same, and that furniture arrangements that previously worked will not work quite the same in your new area. Rearrange the furniture you own and see if you can find all new arrangements that you love.

The Finishing Touches

Home decorating is an art and it’s lots of fun giving your new place the ambiance you desire with some creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other items by accessorizing each area the right way. Use art, drapes, vases, rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that bring the room together and make your used furniture blend in. If you don’t have a big decorating budget, contemplate making your own curtains and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and adornments.

Moving into a new house in Wichita Falls doesn’t mean that you have to give up cherished furnishings and decorations. You can use your DIY abilities to give your items a makeover and save a lot of money in the process. Be creative with the furniture set-up and find fabrics, paint colors, and accessories that accent your true style and showcase the beauty of your new place in Wichita Falls.