Most of us have at least one piece of furniture that we inherited from a loved one. Maybe it is a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation or a vintage sofa that one of your grandmas bought back in the day. It goes without saying that there is great sentimental value attached to such pieces. Yet, old furniture can look a little odd placed amongst modern pieces and sometimes we just wonder what to do with them. What we forget here is that these ancient pieces do not need to stay the same; they can be modified and given new life to suit your modern taste. With a little bit of refreshing, you can have a unique piece of antique furniture. Scroll down to find out some valuable tips on refreshing your furniture.
Refinishing can help you get rid of that old rusticated look of the furniture. Having withstood the test of time, inherited furniture often looks dull and worn out; the best treatment for such pieces is giving it a good old refurbishing. Clean and sand your piece down to get rid of scratches and marks. Depending on your taste, you can choose a stain that compliments the piece. Also, make sure that you hire a professional to stain your piece so that it is stained without compromising its antique and sentimental value. It will give you a piece that you can proudly show off.
Paint them in a fun color
If staining is not for you, you can also opt for painting. Inherited pieces depicting unique shapes and cravings do well with bright colors. In fact, colors like red, yellow and green make a strong statement when paired with vintage pieces and they will add a splash of color to your room.
Repurpose your old furniture
There is no rule saying that a piece of furniture should serve the same purpose for 50 – 60 years. An old sideboard can be used as much more than just a sideboard. For example, after a good old refurbishing session involving cleaning and sanding, it can be used as a coffee table or a console table depending on your space and the interior design. You can also paint it to match the color scheme you are following to make it look like a custom-made unique piece. So, there you have it! Repurposing is a great way to add a new twist to your room, plus, it is a new approach to interior designing too.
Mix and match!
If you inherited a set of furniture made for a particular space, you can have some fun mixing and matching. For instance, if you inherited a bedroom set with a large bed that doesn’t fit your modern chic bedroom, you can use the rest of the pieces in your bedroom and place the bed in the guest bedroom. That way, there is a little piece of ancient grandeur scattered around your place and let’s admit it, it is fun mixing old furniture with new modern pieces!
So, there you go. These are only some of the ways in which you can give new life to old pieces of furniture. It is a great way to retain their antique and sentimental value. And if you need a little extra help, give us a call. Our experienced professionals are here for you.