5 Effective Ways of Reusing Old Furniture in Your New House
After making a successful move to your new home, you might feel relieved as the hardest part in your opinion is over; but you suddenly face the truth of unsuitability of your old furniture to your brand new home and you get perturbed again! Your old sofa may be too small for your new living room or your old cabinets are just not fitting in the new kitchen.
Don’t worry; it’s perfectly normal that your old furniture may not work in your new home as smoothly as it did in the old home. But by triggering your creativity a little, you can make your old stuff perfectly suitable to your new home. Image Courtesy: furniturestoresinrichmondva.com
1. Forget How You Used Your Old Pieces
This is the best way to come out of the established mindset about a piece of furniture regarding its standard use. Forget how you used it in your old room and think out of the box. You can convert it in an altogether new piece and give it a second life.
Thus your old cupboard can become your new couch and an old ladder can become your new bookshelf. Once you trigger your imagination, wild thoughts will come to your mind and a complete transformation of your old furniture will take place.
2. Mix Up New and Old
It’s not only the dimensions of your old furniture that is creating problem; the antique style of decoration you were proud of in your old home may look outdated in the new construction you have moved to rather than charming. The only way to overcome this is mixing old and new creatively so as to produce new looks.
3. Retain Only those Pieces which You Love the Most
There is a simple way to judge if you should keep a piece or not – ask yourself if that piece brings you joy! If the answer is yes, keep it, if not, discard it, it’s that simple! It may happen that you can’t afford a new piece, but you really don’t like your old one. In that case you can sell it and buy a new one with that amount.
There are also sites which send people to you who pick your unwanted items and help you in selling them. Yu don’t have to do anything than calling them and collecting money later; they take their share and you get rid of your headache – a win-win situation!
4. Replace Smaller Ornamentations
If you are facing the problem of your old furniture not going with your new home, consider keeping the furniture and changing curtains, throw pillows, area rugs, drapery etc to give a new look to your rooms.
These small items can not only change the look of the room, but also they are much more affordable to replace than replacing the furniture.
5. Redecorate Rather Than Replacing
You can also think of redecorating your old furniture if they are indeed sturdy and rare items, but are looking dated.
Polish your wooden items with a new high quality polish of a different colour.
Polish metal furniture or their hardware too.
Change the sofa covers to new bright coloured ones.
Add supports and props to the old and limped stools, polish them and use them as centre-tables or tea tables.
Polish the frames of mirrors and photos and add them a new shine.
This way you will save money on buying new furniture and your beloved pieces will remain with you in a new attractive form.
Author’s Bio:Bill Chen received the Bachelor Degree of Commerce majoring in Business Administration from University of Sydney. Currently, he is a businessman and running his Sydney Northern Beaches removal company named Bill Removalists Sydney. He is also an active blogger for his own website and other sites in the industry.