We have all seen these beautiful looking homes on Instagram but to create some of these looks does not need to cost a fortune. Upcycling allows you to breathe new life into your old furniture or give second-hand furniture a new look. Check out these top upcycling tips on how to refresh your home by upcycling.
Change the upholstery
Changing the fabrics used in a room can have a huge impact on the look and the feel. Transforming an old chair by removing the old fabric cover and re-upholstering it will give it a whole new lease of life. South West Upholstery are able to do this for you or if you fancy a spot of DIY Upholstery then they can advise and sell all of the equipment you need.
Reupholstering existing furniture or picking up old furniture that can be upcycled helps to bring character to a room whilst saving items from the tip. It is also a really cost-effective way of making your home look great.
Acquiring second-hand furniture to upcycle is really easy thanks to local selling sites. Whether you are able to collect for free or pay a small amount you should be able to find some great pieces which can come together to make a room look amazing.
Repaint your furniture
One of the easiest ways to transform a piece of furniture is by giving it a lick of paint. This was very popular a few years ago with chalk paints such as Annie Sloan becoming a common sight in craft shops. Repainting furniture is one of the easiest yet most effective ways to upcycle and with the current trend for grey, it means that you can change the way your room looks with very little cost.
Paint can transform a very old or scratched piece of furniture into a modern and stylish piece and all you have to do is sand it down and repaint it. It really couldn’t be any simpler.
It isn’t just your furniture which can be upcycled. You can create cushions to match your new upholstery, fill old jars with pebbles or other objects and even get some old picture frames and create some new pieces of art for your walls.
Creating your dream look at home can be achieved with these simple upcycling tasks and whether you opt to do it yourself or get the professionals involved you will be proud of the look you achieve with just a little bit of imagination and a whole lot of paint.