The DIY vintage furniture/refurbishing trend is probably one of the most wonderful parts of the current Grand Millennial design era. The power of the internet and social networking has given homeowners and hobbyists more control over their day-to-day living styles for their homes.
In today’s blog, our team at Ellecor Interior Design will cover everything to know DIY vintage furniture for those hoping to jump on the home expression bandwagon.
Keep Your Textures Varied
Plush and linen? Or Plush and cotton? It's your choice — as long as you can balance the textures of your room. Having a staple texture is telling for the style of the individual you choose to represent yourself as in your home.
However, if the texture isn’t complemented by other styles, it can give a bit of a bland presentation. A good rule of thumb is to balance around two to three textures within any given space.
If it means throwing a fur rug on the floor to offset the wood tones from the wallpaper? Great! If it means redoing your backsplash to a subway tile that matches your marble countertop? Even better. Just keep it varied, and keep it unique.
Sand DIY Vintage Furniture Before You Stain
This statement is both metaphorical and literal. Yes, it is important when repainting or re-staining wood to sand down the old elements, so a clean slate can begin with the new color/stain.
However, this is the same truth for spring cleaning, redecorating, DIY restorations, etc. You don't have to recycle everything back into your new look, especially if you're starting over. Some of it can go to a new home as part of that homeowner's fresh look, leaving room for your home to begin again with a new identity.
Examples of pieces that can be updated or replaced to provide this fresh look include:
- Wall Decor
- Sitting Chairs More Than A Decade old
- Light Fixtures
- Color Accents
Not all of it has to go, but when enough is retouched or replaced, your home becomes a beautifully reimagined space.
Balance Your Style With Trend
It’s wonderful to stay on trend if you can afford to, because there are all sorts of fun decor items and styles just waiting to be discovered and played with.
However, for those who are on a bit of a budget, it’s okay to balance timeless preferences with trends.
For example, if you find you prefer the color tan, but know that dark colors are in, a great way to balance the two is to buy decor items that will wear over time in the trendy colors, and to buy your staples in your favorite.
A beautiful beige or tan couch is wonderfully complemented by burnt orange, russet red, sapphire, or emerald throw pillows. If you think strategically, it is always possible to freshen up your living space with minimal money spent.
Ellecor Design Helps You Bring Your DIY Vintage Furniture To Life
Ellecor specializes in balanced living; this is why we specialize in custom home finishing, room planning, bedroom, kitchen, living room designs, and more. Springfield, Missouri, is a wonderful place to find vintage and custom-made furniture.
Ellecor has connections to them all! For more information on how we may serve you and your home, Contact us online or call (417) 720-2602. We can’t wait to see your dream home come to life.