A sad, old table handed down to Jessica from her grandfather was a sturdy side table, but lacked the style she was looking for. It was an unexpected designer piece that gave Jessica the inspiration to transform this side table into something else!
Most of us know by now that you don't have to match all the wood finishes in your home exactly, but many of us are still a bit nervous when it comes to mixing lots of wood finishes in the same room. I spotted four wood finishes in the dining room of Jen and Kirstie's home; here's a closer look at how they pull the look off so successfully.
Why do you need to think about furniture characteristics when you're a renter? Well, if you're the kind of renter who moves around a lot or could potentially move around a lot in the future, you might want to consider your furniture's characteristics so they last through moves as well as are flexible enough to fit into a lot of different types, sizes and styles of future homes.
Your first step is to find what you love. Your second (and equally important) step is to make sure it will fit in your house! Don't figure it out too late. Remember to measure ALL this stuff before you buy.
Getting your home to look its best means an occasional decor shake up, furniture rearrangement or new color palette. But sometimes it's hard to see your space for exactly what it is. We're all tied up emotionally to our homes, which is great, but it also limits the change we can visualize. We're so used to the way things are! If you want to stop glossing over your home and really get a fresh perspective, try these things.
Furniture shopping is about more than just style; there are so many elements that go into getting the right fit for you and your home. These five are the essentials. Don't leave the store without doing this stuff.
Think you're ready to say goodbye to your used furniture? Not so fast! Don't resort to Craigslist or the curb before you give these ideas a go. A few simple tweaks could change your entire outlook and help you stay happily in love with your old piece.
There are a lot of reasons why you might want to make the furniture you have better. Perhaps you’re not super excited about it anymore but you don't have the means to replace it. (Or you don't want to replace it because it has special meaning.) Maybe you want to unify an eclectic mix of pieces you've collected throughout the years. Before you toss out a furniture piece you have, walk it through this checklist to see if there's something that can be done to make it fit into your home a bit better.