For most people, furniture is a statement that sets the tone of a room. It says whether your tastes are modern, traditional, or eclectic, and often is the determining factor in deciding on a color palette. Changing or updating your furniture can be a breath of fresh air just when you need one. So how often should you do this?
Do it when you have to, whether it is because you really need to see something different, or the furniture is falling apart. When you feel stuck or in a rut, what do you do to get out of it? For some people it is changing up their wardrobe, getting a new hairdo, or starting a workout routine. When it comes to your home or office, similar “facelifts” are often just the thing to do.
Changing the look of your furniture need not cost too much more than a trip to the hair salon. With a little paint and some creativity, you can completely change the feel of a piece of furniture. There are so many colors to choose from, and you can be both bold and conservative, depending on your mood. Paint is a very budget friendly way to go, so you can do it often, whenever you feel the emotional need.
Of course new upholstery is another way to update your furniture, and that may be a little more expensive and something you can’t do as often. But new upholstery can change the entire feel of a room. You can take a traditional piece of furniture and upholster it in a modern, abstract printed fabric and, Voila! You’ve got a new look.
Finally, – and really best, when your wallet says you are able – buying new furniture is the most stunning change you can make to any room. Changing up the style of furniture you have can really make a difference in how you feel about a room. It can change a sleek and clean-lined room, to something more sumptuous and lush.
Updating your furniture can be a fun weekend project, or something more complicated and expensive, but either way, it gives your room a renewed and refreshed look. When you feel the need and your budget agrees you can, do it. Both you and your room will feel reborn.