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How Upcycling Your Old Furniture Can Dramatically Change The Look Of Your Room

By Brian, January 20, 2015

If you want to change the look of your room without spending a lot of money on new furniture, one thing you can do is upcycle. Upcycling is a great way to unleash your creativity and create a new space that you can enjoy. Best of all, you won’t need to replace the furniture that you already have in your room. You only have to look for new ways on how to use it. Here are some reasons how upcycling can change the way your room looks.

 

Shop for items in your home

No longer need those chairs? Is that table no longer that attractive for you? Before you throw them away, think of ways on how you can repurpose them. For instance, the legs of a chair can easily be turned into candlestick holders and that table can be a base for your sink. When upcycling your old furniture, you get to remove the items that you no longer want and get new items that will improve the aesthetics of your room. Before eliminating items, shop in your own home first!

 

Keep items with sentimental value

We all have that piece of furniture that has been passed down from generation to generation. That item may be as old as a few decades, and it might not always be something that you want to have in your home. Other times, it just doesn’t fit your home’s theme. If you have those types of items, the best thing to do is to upcycle in order to still keep the item within your family, but make it something else so that you can appreciate its beauty. A simple piece of antique furniture can add a charm to your room.

 

Find inspiration for your room

Sometimes, you see shabby chic rooms in magazines that you want to replicate for your own room. However, when you try to shop for these items, your will find out that you will be spending more money that you want. If you look for inspiration, you can recreate some of the furniture you want by upcycling your old furniture in your home. Upcycling can dramatically change the way your room looks, as you can have those charming, chic rooms that is fit for a magazine.

 

Change the color of your furniture

When you upcycle your old furniture, you don’t only have the freedom to choose what to do with it, you can also change the color to fit the color combination and theme of your entire house. For example, if you are working with a Divan bed base only, you can repurpose it and turn it into a coffee table and even change it to a different color that matches your curtains or sheets.

 

There are plenty of upcycling ideas that you can find. Upcycling will give you a different look for your home without breaking your budget. Most of the time, you can seek help from a carpenter to repurpose your old furniture. So, the next time you want a new look for your home, try upcycling your old furniture!

 

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