Little Rock Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
July 23, 2018

Old Furniture & Your New House in Little Rock

Moving to New Home

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Moving into a new house is pricey, yet fun time. After paying out money for down payments, closing costs, rental deposits, utility transfers, and a moving company to relocate your things from point A to point B, there could be little money left for investing in new furniture. If you find yourself in a dilemma where the pieces you adored in your previous house do not work so wonderfully in your new living space in Little Rock, roll up your sleeves and read up on these DIY tricks to give your furniture a whole new look!

Refinishing Wood Pieces

Many times all an old piece of wood furniture warrants is a fresh coat of paint or stain to make it seem lively and fresh again. Changing the color of a piece of wood furniture is not difficult to do during a free weekend day and will really transform it into an item that will fit into the look and feel of your new residence in Little Rock. For a modern look, plan on a bright or white finish. If you are relocating from a modern home to one that is classic, consider warm and dark colors. You can also distress the paint job and accent it with tidbits of color to accomplish a shabby chic look.

TLC for Upholstered Furniture

Do you have a couch that feels like you are reclining on a cloud of cotton when you kick up your feet to relax, but the fabric is very worn? If this resonates with you, you may be able to help this cherished piece of furniture. Give it a good wipe down with upholstery cleaner and a soft bristled brush or find a cleaning company to come over and do the dirty work for you. If there are rips in the fabric, you might be able to flip the cushions over, sew up the snags with upholstery needle and thread, or recover it with new material from your local craft shop. Reupholstering furniture can be complicated to do the right way, but there are lots of videos on the internet that can teach you the process. Teaching yourself how to overhaul your own furniture can save you a decent amount of cash.

Experiment with Placement

There is no set regulation that a specific piece of furniture is has to be in a specific room, unless it is a bed or kitchen table. If you feel that a specific coffee table, cabinet, or bookshelf does not feel right in a room in your new space, move it into another area where it feels right. When you move into a new house, you will most likely discover that the dimensions are different, and that furniture arrangements that looked amazing before will not work quite the same in your new area. Arrange the furniture you own and see if you can discover all new arrangements that you enjoy.

The Finishing Touches

Home decorating is a fine art and it can be a lot of fun giving your new space the setting you desire with a little bit of creativity. Highlight architectural details, color palettes, window views, and other items by adorning each space the right way. Find art, drapes, vases, area rugs, pillows, and knick-knacks that pull the room together and make your used furniture blend in. If you don’t have a big decorating budget, think about sewing your own window treatments and finding decorations at your local thrift store that can be upcycled with paint and embellishments.

Moving into a new residence in Little Rock does not mean that you have to give up adored furnishings and decorations. You can use your DIY abilities to give your stuff a makeover and save a lot of money in the process. Be creative with the furniture arrangement and use fabrics, paint colors, and accessories that accent your true style and showcase the beauty of your new house in Little Rock.

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distance move.
Read more

Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)