Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Modernising Your Wooden Furniture

Redecorating your home doesn’t have to be an expensive task. Making your furniture work for the new look in your home can be relatively easy. Wood furniture is very popular and a versatile look that works in most rooms and with most colour schemes. Most people have or have had wood dining furniture in their homes and although it may seem old-fashioned furniture there are plenty of ways you can re vamp it to fit your refurbishment.  

Before you do anything you must clean your furniture up. Use sugar soap and hot water to get rid of any oil, grease or stains on your wood and polish all surfaces. Wipe it down with Easy Surface Preparation, which acts as a polish and primes any shiny surface.  This means you won’t need to sand your furniture down. However, your furniture may have imperfections.  These imperfections can give your furniture character and it isn’t necessary to get rid of them, that’s up to you.

If you decide to get rid of any curved edges or imperfections you will have to sand it down by using either an electric sander or sanding paper on all surfaces. This can be a time consuming task but is worth it for the overall look. After you have sanded all the furniture you will have to prime it, when the furniture is dust free and dry. You can then paint your furniture.

You can paint your furniture a brand new colour to create the look you want. Try bold bright colours in a pale room to give it some life. Keeping the wood effect with bright colours creates a cosy cottage feel while getting rid of the wood effect will be modern.  If you aren’t feeling adventurous you could opt for painting it in a nice cream or soft shades palette. French country style is great for those who want to keep the soft shades, creating an antique yet timeless design.

 Re varnish the wood to create virtually the same effect as buying brand new furniture. It will give your furniture a shinier finish and is great practically too.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Modernise the Living Space of your First Home

Getting onto the housing ladder is an incredibly difficult task in many cases. The ever-increasing prices of houses and flats couples with the restrictive jobs market means that less and less first time buyers are emerging. The entire market has gone flat and nobody wants to budge and make a loss on the property that they have invested in. This makes it incredibly difficult for those who have taken the plunge and delved into the housing market.

Often a compromise has had to be reached and first time buyers cannot afford or even find a home that meets all of their requirements. Often large redecoration costs need to be taken into account on top of the cost of the property. These are essential for the property to be made liveable and enjoyable for the dwellers. Here are a few tips for how to update and modernise your home on a budget.

A Cheap Corner Sofa is a cost effective way in which to modernise the front room of a home. An incredibly desirable item of furniture; the corner sofa appears on almost every furniture advert on television. It is an effective way to replace the expensive and cumbersome three piece suite alternative.

Rustic Oak Furniture serves as timeless furnishings for a home. It is a look and style that will never go out of fashion and can be seen as a long term investment. Even if you redecorate the room again in a number of years, the Rustic Furniture can serve as a constant presence in the home.

Cheap art prints on canvas can be used as attractive and cost-effective decorative pieces. These art prints can be sought from online amateurs for a very small price. The almost endless list of artists means that almost any style of canvas can be sought to suit almost any taste.