Looking to update your home decor without taking on a total makeover?
Maybe you’ve got a cherished heirloom table that just needs the right enhancements. Or perhaps you’d love to liven up an old living room sofa with a few new accent chairs.
Whatever your decorating goals are, there are many ways to breathe new life into your home by choosing just the right furniture. At Lifestyles Furniture, our showroom features a wide selection of gorgeous home furnishings in a variety of styles to fit every budget.
Here are five easy tips to help you find the perfect new furniture for your home.
#1: Plan Ahead
Your first step in updating your decor is to take stock of the furniture you already have. Do a walk-through of the rooms where you’d like to make a change. Start a list of what you’d like to keep, what you’re ready to part with and what could use a little sprucing up.
Flip through home decor magazines or peruse decorating websites online. This will get you inspired and give you a sense of which styles appeal to you. Jot down your favorites and ask about them when you visit our showroom.
If you’re not wanting to completely refurnish the entire house, narrow down your options to one or two impact pieces. For example, the bed is the most important piece in the bedroom, while the couch is the main focal point of your living room. Remember that investing in quality furniture, especially those key pieces, will save money down the road because you won’t have to replace them again and again.
#2: Blend Old & New
Pairing stylish new furniture with quality older pieces is a great way to give your home a look and feel all its own.
In many cases, this may be as simple as purchasing a new dresser and nightstand to complement a bed you already own. You could purchase a handsome new desk to go with a classic antique bookcase that belonged to your grandmother. Or you might enjoy shopping for new furniture while also exploring second-hand stores for quality used items.
#3: Refurbish Older Pieces
You can improve the look of a room by treating an existing piece of furniture to a much-needed makeover.
Got a table with a few too many scratches? Give it new life with a fresh coat of paint. Choose a bright, cheerful color to inject a pop of energy into your space.
Another great DIY furniture upgrade is to refinish a coffee table with a different shade of brown. You can also purchase new hardware for drawers and cabinet doors to give them a more contemporary vibe.
#4: Look for Unique Finds
Get more mileage out of your furniture by choosing multifunctional pieces for your home. A well-crafted stool, for instance, could double as an end table or provide extra seating. A daybed might serve as a couch. And a trunk that holds those extra blankets might also make a wonderful coffee table.
Want the mood of your living room to change with the seasons? Slipcovers let you instantly alter the color of couches and chairs without having to buy all new furniture every few months. You can also swap out accent pillows and throw blankets in a variety of fabrics, colors and textures any time you’d like.
#5: Splurge & Save
Finally, you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the living room of your dreams.
Start by setting a furniture budget ahead of time. As you’re making your wish list, decide how much you’re willing to spend, and which pieces warrant a long-term investment. You can also break down your budget by room or type of furniture.
Another secret to making the most of your furniture investment is a “splurge and save” strategy. Set aside part of your budget for one or two upscale items, then complement them with affordable accents to create the perfect look.
And if you’ve got a few quality furnishings or other belongings on hand that you no longer need, sell them online or host a yard sale. The money you make can go toward the purchase of brand new items for your home.
At Lifestyles Furniture, you can apply online for special financing with approved credit.
We invite you to drop by our showroom or contact us online. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff look forward to helping you find the right furnishings for your home!