Due to a limited budget, it isn’t always the right time to buy new furniture, but if your current pieces are looking tired or dated you may be in the position where you really need to update the items that you have.
There are some fantastic ways that you can refresh your current furniture to keep your home looking great while you save for new pieces, and you don’t have to break the bank in order to achieve them.
Add some accessories
If you are not looking to purchase new furniture at this time, accessorising your existing furniture is a budget-friendly and simple way to update it while you save for new items.
Cushions, ornaments, tablecloths, and placemats are great examples of accessories that can be changed in line with fashions and seasons without spending lots of money.
If it is a dining table that you are looking to update, replacing your dining chairs to refresh the set is a cheaper option than purchasing a whole new set in one go.
Choosing a neutral, traditional dining table to begin with means that is will be easy for you to switch the chair style around in the future, updating it with ease.
Refresh your storage furniture
If you have a chest of drawers, bedside tables, or a sideboard that you are looking to update, try replacing the knobs or handles to instantly give it a fresh new look.
Lining drawers or the insides of cupboards with wallpaper, or giving them a lick of paint, is another fun way to make them look different, and will add a pop of colour to the piece when it is in use.
Adding extra hooks, shelves, or racks to storage furniture is a great way to update item and make it work better for you.
Wardrobes in particular can often benefit from the addition of hooks for ties, scarves or necklaces, racks for shoes, and shelves for extra towels or bedding that you may want to store out of sight.
A bit of TLC
If your furniture is looking a little rundown, it might just be that it needs a bit of tender loving care to get it back to its prime condition.
Treating oak furniture with wax or polish is a simple way to make it look as good as new, just make sure that you check which products are compatible with your items first, and carry out a patch test before covering the whole surface in your chosen product.
To ensure that you keep new furniture that you buy in fantastic condition, clean it regularly to prevent dust or dirt build up, or use covers when pieces are not in use.
If your furniture is looking a little worse for wear, and has suffered a few dents and scratches, try sanding it down to make it look as good a new. You can then paint, wax, or varnish it if you want to give it a complete makeover.
We hope that we have provided you with inspiration to update your current furniture, and hope that you will come back to view our fantastic range when you are ready to upgrade to new items in the future.