Fix up Your Old Furniture

Why buy new furniture if you can improve the old furniture? When you invest in good quality furniture, you don’t have to throw it away as soon as the fabric starts to fade. With reupholstering and refinishing, your old furniture can look as good as new. I revitalize my old furniture all the time. If you want to stop thinking of your expensive furniture as disposable and start thinking of it as something that you can periodically improve, you’re on the right track. I started this blog to provide you with tips and tricks for reupholstering, refinishing, and upgrading your old furniture.

Liven Up Your Living Room On A Budget

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When spring and summer roll around, you find yourself suddenly re-energized and ready to take on all of your home improvement and redecorating that you put off all winter by storm. However, in spite of all your zeal, your budget may not be as ready to get to work as you are. That is okay though. In fact, there are several ways you can liven up and redecorate a space like your living room on a limited budget while still making a noticeable difference. Get to know some of these methods and get started livening up your space today. 

Decorative Hanging Lanterns

If you want to spruce up your living room for less, consider revamping your lighting scheme. Decorative hanging lanterns are one way to create a new lighting scheme in your living room that is unique and interesting.

These lanterns can be hung from your ceilings or your walls to add soft, romantic illumination to your living room. Decorative hanging lanterns come in all shapes, sizes and designs, from traditional and ornate to modern and simple. Additionally, you can choose whether you want lanterns that tie into your electrical system or that rely on candles or wireless LED lights for illumination. 

Adding one or several of these decorative hanging lanterns in your living room can take your living room lighting from standard and boring to unique and versatile with very little money or effort. 

Fabric Remnant Throw Pillows

If you want to add a splash of color and pop to your living room furniture, you can create your own throw pillows in varying shapes, sizes, and designs without spending a great deal of money. All you need to do is head to your local fabric store. 

Bypass the full bolts of fabrics and look for the bins or tables filled with fabric scraps and remnants that are too small to keep on the bolt and sell by the yard for larger projects. Choose a variety of scraps in different colors or patterns so that you can mix and match to your heart's content. Then, grab some fiberfill or pillow stuffing. And if you don't already have it, needles and thread. 

Now you have all you need to hand-sew your own unique throw pillows for your couch and chairs in the living room. These pillows will add a little color and variety to your living room decor and will make the space more cozy and inviting. 

As you can see, there are simple, easy ways that you can liven up your living room while on a tight budget. So, keep these ideas in mind as you begin sprucing up your home this spring and summer. 


16 April 2015