Old Furniture & Your New House in Dallas

Moving to New Home

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
 
Moving into a new residence can be pricey, yet exhilarating experience. After shelling out money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company to relocate your belongings from origin to destination, there may be little money left for purchasing new furniture. If you find yourself in a position where the pieces you adored in your previous house do not mesh so well in your new living space in Dallas, roll up your sleeves and get to work some DIY tricks to give your furniture a renovation!
 

Refinishing Wood Pieces

Sometimes all an old piece of wood furniture warrants is an updated coat of paint or stain to make it appear new and fresh again. Changing the color of a piece of wood furniture is not difficult to do during a free day and will easily make it into a piece that will blend into the style of your new residence in Dallas. For a modern look, think about a bright or white finish. If you are moving from a contemporary home to one that is classic, consider warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with hints of color to achieve a shabby chic look.

TLC for Upholstered Furniture

Do you own a couch that feels like you are lounging on feathers when you put up your feet to read, but the material has seen better days? If this rings a bell, you could be able to save 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 tough work for you. If there are tears in the fabric, you may be able to flip the cushions over, sew up the snags with a special needle and thread, or reupholster it with new fabric from your local fabric store. Reupholstering furniture can be tricky to do the right way, but there are lots of videos on the internet that can teach you the steps. Teaching yourself how to overhaul your own furniture can save you a lot of money.

Experiment with Placement

There is no hard and fast rule that a certain piece of furniture is must be in a certain room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you feel that a specific coffee table, cabinet, or bedside table does not feel right in a room in your new home, move it into another area where it feels right. When you move into a new residence, you will probably discover that the dimensions are different, and that furniture alignment 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 a new design that you enjoy.

The Finishing Touches

Home decorating is an art and you can have a lot of fun giving your new place the setting you love with some creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other features by adorning each room the right way. Find art, window treatments, vases, throw rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that pull the room together and help your old furniture fit in. If your decorating budget is tight, consider sewing your own drapes and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and embellishments.

Moving into a new house in Dallas does not mean that you have to give up adored furniture and decorations. You can tap into your DIY abilities to give your pieces a makeover and save a lot of money at the same time. Be creative with the furniture arrangement and find materials, paint colors, and accessories that accent your true style and showcase the beauty of your new home in Dallas.