While it may be tempting to throw out old furniture and redesign with all new pieces, you may be missing out on a unique design opportunity when you abandon pieces that have had some extensive use in your home. Restyling and reusing older furniture items that you already own is not only a creative and fun way to bring a new feel to your home décor, but it is also an environmentally conscious way to decorate.
Chairs and couches can be restored and updated with new fabric and cushioning on the existing frame. You might improve the functionality of a reupholstered piece by opting for a more durable fabric or use a strictly decorative fabric for antique chairs that are not often sat on. Reupholstering can be a DIY job, although you might consult a professional for larger jobs like sofas.
Painting wooden pieces can unlock your creativity, because you have the option to stain, distress, or completely recolor a piece so that it fits in with your home décor. If the piece you are repainting has any hardware, you might restyle it with updated knobs or hinges to match the new color and style. With a fresh coat of paint and new handles, a children’s dresser can become a grown-up piece of furniture for your teen’s remodeled bedroom.
You can find some unique uses for older pieces of furniture to bring new life into a different room. For example, a china hutch could find a new home in a master bathroom as storage for towels and bath accessories to accent a vintage bathtub or match older tile in the space.
At RESTYLE Resale in Naperville, you can find inspiration for any interior decorating project along with the materials you need within your budget. Get a taste of what RESTYLE has to offer by visiting their website or calling 630-637-8988.