Making old furniture look new, even modern, isn’t as hard as it seems. If you have furniture that needs an update, whether it’s a tired family heirloom or an old-fashioned piece you picked up at a garage sale, consider these clever hacks to make it look new again.
Furniture Makeover 101
Before refurbishing an old piece of furniture, think about how it relates to other pieces in the room. Once you determine its place in your desired aesthetic, you’ll have a better idea of how to change the color of its finish. If you want a dresser to be the focal point of the room, for example, refinish it in a bright color to let it stand out from its muted counterparts. Conversely, refinish your old furniture in a common, tame color if you want it to blend in with other pieces in the room.
The same goes for reupholstering an old sofa or chair. If your couch is made with good bones and just needs fresh fabric, find one that complements your color scheme. We recommend using only two or three colors to complete your palette, making sure not to “busy” the room with too many distracting shades. Of course, if you’d like your sofa to steal the show, dress it up in a bright fabric you and your guests can’t help but notice. Be intentional with your color choices to highlight or hide your sofa, depending on your preference.
After you’ve decided on a color, add some fun finishing touches. Textiles like throw pillows, blankets, and rugs can add modern flair to an older piece of furniture. On the other hand, it might also be a good idea to add some vintage decorative items to match the antiques, creating a cohesive theme.
Aaron’s Redesign Services
If you want to leave the work to the professionals, reach out to Aaron’s Touch Up. We’re prepared to handle many furniture redesign projects, and we’ll pay close attention to your unique preferences and tastes. Our furniture redesign services include:
- Reupholstering: We make worn pieces look and feel like new by replacing old cushions and fabric with new fabric from our extensive collection.
- Restaining Wood: We begin by removing the old stain so we can restain the wood to your liking. The structural integrity of your furniture won’t be compromised in the process.
- Custom Work: How your furniture looks is up to you. Whether you want minor updates or an entirely new piece, you can trust our team to make your vision a reality.
Let Aaron’s Update Your Furniture
With over a decade of experience in redesigning furniture, we’re confident we can make your next redesign project easy and fun. Our team can come to you, or you can drop off your piece at our workshop in Dallas. We’re happy to answer your furniture makeover questions and make sure you love your updated piece for years to come.