Refreshing your furniture not only saves you money but is a great way to get creative, leaving you with one of a kind pieces that are customised especially for you. It’s not difficult to spruce up that old coffee table or chest of drawers, and some simple tricks can get those old pieces of furniture looking as good as new. Here are some of our favourite ways to quickly and easily update your furniture.
You don’t need to repaint an entire piece of furniture to give it a fresh look. Painting drawers, edging, or simply the legs can be an effective way of giving your cabinet or chairs a brand new feel. Bold, contrasting colours can instantly make an outdated piece look chic and modern, with pastel paints giving the perfect vintage makeover. You could even use stencils to create something unique to your home.
This is a simple and cost-effective way to instantly update a piece of furniture, especially bedside tables, sideboards and chests of drawers. There’s almost no end to the options you can choose from, with everything from modern chrome handles to handmade ceramics and elegant glass crystals. You can use the handles to tie in otherwise mismatched furniture or deliberately mix up styles for an eclectic feel.
Get crafty with old glass or ceramics, turning plain surfaces into pretty mosaics. Coffee tables, wooden chairs and outside dining sets can all be transformed into statement pieces that will be unique to you. Purchasing mosaic furniture can be expensive, but making your own is much more cost-effective, not to mention fun.
Add pattern and texture to your furniture by covering sections or inlaid panels with wallpaper. You don’t need much, and you might be able to get away with only using samples! The options are endless, and it’s a quick and easy way to completely customise an otherwise ‘normal’ piece of furniture into something fresh and new.