When you move into a new home you might feel the need to start fresh with all new furniture and to get rid of the pieces you’ve accumulated over the years—as the saying goes: Out with the old, in with the new, right?
But it’s not always financially feasible to do away with all of your existing furniture and start completely from scratch with new pieces that fit your new place like a glove. Sometimes you’ve got to work with what you’ve got. Consider these two important tips on how to incorporate your existing furniture into your new space.
Reconsider Your Layout
If you’ve always had your furniture arranged in a certain way at your old home it might feel odd to do things differently in your new place. But being open to rethinking how you situate your pieces can help you discover a layout that best accommodates your furnishings and is most flattering for your new space. So walk about your new home, find focal points in each room, and imagine how the placement of your furniture can showcase those areas. Take measurements to see if your proposed layout will work. Place your pieces, keeping function and aesthetics in mind. Experiment with the configuration until you find one that’s just right.
Blend Styles Using DIY Projects
If you choose to purchase a few new pieces to complement your existing furniture you can use DIY projects to help customize your look and ensure a cohesive design. So once you’ve determined which old and new pieces should be placed within the same space find some DIY design inspiration, whether it be from home décor magazines, DIY shows, Pinterest, or other sources. Use online tutorials to help you execute the look you choose.
Keep in mind that as you arrange rooms in your new home you don’t have to be absolutely sure about your choices. Take time to live with a layout to see if it’s working and make changes if it isn’t. And it’s okay to acquire new pieces over time. Doing so can help you achieve a look that’s curated and uniquely yours.
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