A limited budget doesn’t need to equal unsightly decor and furniture, it can even make you be more creative to get the decor you always dreamed of having! That’s because you’ll be renewing the old furniture in your house - or adding some style to that cheap piece you just bought. Some of these projects may look difficult, but once you start a DIY project, you’ll realize it’s actually quite fun and relaxing.
Renewing a Dresser
To renew a dresser, you will need to sand it before actually painting it. This Small Town Rambler post provides a detailed step-by-step guide to revamping a dresser. And you can also learn more about How To Paint Furniture.
Reupholster The Sofa
There are three big advantages to re-upholstering a couch for your living room:
- It saves you tons of money
- You can make it look however you want
- You’ll get a piece that looks brand new and fits your style and personality
Find the full set of materials plus instructions here.
Work with Textiles
You can cover tables, couches, or even dressers with textiles. There are so many options to choose from, and you can even to do it yourself at home.
Related: DIY Projects for Leftover Fabric
Use Colors to Create a Focal Point
Try using a vibrant color for your furniture to create a focal point. The bright color will draw eyes, so make sure the decor pieces around the furniture are ones you want people to see.
Pillows and Decor
If your furniture doesn’t actually need an update, but it’s not your favorite piece, you can decorate around it. Maybe use some pillows on an old sofa, or hang some paintings to distract from an old cabinet. Here are a few tips on how to find your own style so you can make your space feel entirely yours..
Of course you can always hire a pro if you want to update your home fast.
What are your doubts about renewing old furniture? Let us know in the comments below so we can better help you next time, and make sure to check our Home Improvement page for more ideas.