Best Affordable Furniture Hacks

IKEA or any other cheaper furniture brands are great, because they allow us to have great furniture pieces without having to spend a ton of money on them. But sometimes these cookie-cutter furniture pieces can look a little bland, since they usually don’t have a huge variety in terms or colors or details. So let me give you a couple of ideas how you can turn your furniture into stylish decor pieces and how to do it for cheap.

1. Some paint and new knobs

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Dresser is probably one of those furniture pieces that you can get for quite cheap if you don’t mind it not being very stylish or original. But that can easily be remedied by doing some quite simple and most importantly cheap improvements. All you will need for this is some paint, that is suitable for the material the dresser is made out of, and some knew knobs for the dresser drawers. Paint the dresser in a new color, that compliments the rest of the color pallet that you have going on in the room where you are going to put your dresser, let the paint dry and then exchange the old drawer knobs for new, more interesting ones. The knobs can all be the same or you can even go to a furniture store and mix and mach them so the dresser has a more vintage vibe. And you have yourself a completely unique and stylish dresser for cheap.

2. Flower pots as organizers

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If you are looking for organizers for either your kitchen utensils, your child’s school supplies or makeup, then you should go in the flower pot section instead of sticking just to the office or kitchen supply part of the store. Often you can buy flower pot set-ups that come with a couple of pots all lined up in a rack, and they tend to be much cheaper than special office supply containers. Afterwards you can customize your new organizer by painting it and there you have it, an unique organizer that was inexpensive yet looks great an any room you will be using it in.

3. Two drawers and a piece of wood

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If you are searching for the perfect work desk but cannot seem to find one with enough storage, one that you like or one that isn’t extremely expensive, you might want to thing about buying two (or three or more) cheap drawer units and a piece of wood to put atop of the two drawer units. This way you can customize how much storage you want with buying drawers with more or less space, and you can also customize the type of tabletop you want for your desk, by buying a tabletop or by DIYing one yourself from and old piece of wood. Bonus, you won’t need to purchase special desk legs for your tabletop, that, too, can get expensive, if you want ones that look stylish.

4. Marble it up

DIY marble desk

And last affordable furniture hack that I will give you today is a marble desk without having to spend hundreds on an actual marble table. Just buy a cheap desk preferably with white, black or silver legs (but they can be painted like that, too, so it is not obligatory) and some marble contact paper. Then take the paper and apply it to the tabletop part of the desk. And instantly you have marble look table that is ever so trendy now, without having the expenses of what real marble table costs.

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Best Affordable Furniture Hacks

Tips on Buying Used Furniture

Furniture is something we cannot live without, because even houses with the most minimalist style interiors has a few key furniture pieces. However, new furniture can get expensive, especially if you want to buy furniture made for heavy duty, durable materials, not ones made with cheap plywood. An option how you can still have these great quality pieces, yet not break the bank is to buy your furniture used. But unfortunately this poses a whole other set of concerns about the state, quality, wear and tear and the look of the furniture. So here are some tips on buying used furniture, that will always be of the best quality and will last you a long time.

See, sniff and feel

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The first and maybe one of the most important tip in successfully buying used furniture is to trust your senses when you are looking at a furniture piece you like. Not only look at it with your eyes, but also check the draws if you are looking at a desk of a chest and the bottom and inside of any bed, chair and other similar items. This will not only prevent you from buying broken furniture, but also will prevent you from buying furniture with bed bugs or cockroaches in them, which can be hard to kill once they have found a place they like. The second sense you need to use is touch, because you should always feel any furniture you are going to buy, old or new. Also try it out, and this especially goes for chairs and sofas, since if it is uncomfortable in the store, it won’t become any more comfy when you bring it home and you will have spent money for a furniture piece that you will never actually use. And the last sense you need to really rely on when buying used or second-hand furniture is smell. The reason behind this is that smells and odors are very hard to get out of furniture, especially soft furniture like sofas. If stains can usually be removed with different solutions or by refurnishing your piece, smell can be still there even after these processes if it has really soaked up into the furniture piece. So if the sofa, chair or other furniture smells funny, they I would suggest you to really thing long and hard about buying it.

Don’t be afraid of getting hands on with your furniture

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The second thing you have to remember when you are buying used furniture is that it is in fact used, so there probably will be some scratches on desks or shelves and some wear and tear signs on soft furniture. But that being said, these small defects also have easy fixes, so even if you find a second-hand furniture piece with some imperfection, don’t let that stop you from buying the piece, because usually you can easily fix it yourself or with the help of an expert. Scratches can be sandpapered away, teared fabrics can be refurnished and chipped paint can be stripped and repainted. Just make sure that the redesigning or restoring process is worth it, because in some cases it can be quite expensive. For example of you bought a simple used chair on the whim just because it was cheap and once you brought it home and calculated the costs of restoring it to its former glory you realize that it will cost you double, triple or even four times as much as the chair actually cost you, then maybe it is not worth doing it. But if you bought a super comfy and cute sofa that still needs costly refurnishing, then in this case it can be worth it, because you will get a comfy and unique sofa, that you will probably use every day.

Tips on Buying Used Furniture

Reasons Why You Should Use Furniture Covers

Furniture is crucial part of any interior because it not only brings together a space, making it look aesthetically pleasing, but also provides a functional aspect o the room, because furniture allows us to have a place to sit and places to put stuff. However, often furniture tends to deteriorate the more we use them, which is why only one of the reasons why you should thing about getting furniture covers.

1. Protection for your furniture

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As I already mentioned probably the main reason to get furniture covers is to provide protection to your furniture. Weather you are getting furniture covers for your indoors pieces or patio desks and chairs, the covers will help you keep your furniture looking new longer, as well as keep the furniture from braking or damaging due to weather for outdoors furniture and wear and tear for indoors pieces. I would especially recommend protective covers for investment pieces, like expensive sofas or dining desks, so you don’t have to restore the costly pieces just after a few years of use.

2. If you ever want to resale

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Another big reason, why you should thing about some sort of furniture coves is to keep your furniture resale price high. This especially goes for expensive pieces and vintage furniture, but it can also apply to more trendy pieces or ones you purchased for specific space. Often people tend to purchase furniture with one room or house in mind, and then once they move, they sell their old furniture and buy new pieces. And if that is your case or you just want to be cautions with the value of your furniture, buy some type of furniture covers for example slipcovers, as they will allow you to increase the price of your furniture for up to 40% than it would if you wouldn’t have covers on the furniture while you were using it.

3. If you own pets

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And the last reason to buy furniture covers is pet hair. Those who own dogs and cats or even other animals know how fast the hairs of your animals get on everything in your house, on your clothing and, yes, also on your furniture. So a cover can prevent that from happening, letting your clean your furniture less often. Doesn’t that sound good? On top of that cats often like to scratch the ends of a sofa or a chair, which can also be prevented by a thicker furniture cover , because the cats nails won’t be able to go through that and therefore your pet won’t be able to ruin your pieces. And lastly those who have had puppies, kittens or other young animals know how young animals are prone of having accidents and how hard it is to afterwards clean the pee and the smell that accompanies it from a sofa. So furniture covers will make sure that your furniture is protected against unwanted smells and liquids, making your life that much easier.

Reasons Why You Should Use Furniture Covers

Furniture from Recycled Materials

Recycling is a huge trend for a while now, because recycling your waste is good for the environment and your sole. But there are people who take recycling to the next level and don’t just recycle by putting the correct materials in the correct bins. They actually create something from recycled materials, and in this case lets look at some of the great furniture pieces that people have made from recycled things.

Coat racks

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One of the easiest furniture piece to made from many different recycled materials is coat rack, because it doesn’t require a lot of material or a lot of skill to make the mount-to-the-wall type of coat racks. I have seen coat racks made not only from old door knobs, but also from old hammers that are mounted to a piece of wood and even ones made from wine bottles. The possibilities here really are endless, since you can use hand coats on virtually any object or find a way how to turn any object into something that can serve as a coat rack. And no matter if you buy a recycled coat rack or build it yourself from materials that you have lying around your home, it will still be better that buying new plastic or wood coat racks, where new materials are used to make them.

Chair

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The second easiest thing to make from recycled materials probably is a chair, since chairs come in so many different varieties, shapes and sizes. Some of the most original recycled material chairs I have seen have been a chair made from thick rope, one made from Walk/Don’t walk signs or chic chair made using old bike parts. With chairs, similarly how it is with coat hangers, you don’t need a lot of material to make a chair, but you will need a little more imaginations in order to turn old materials that you don’t need anymore into chairs that are unique, will look cool in your home and that are functional, too.

Tables

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And thirdly, tables, too, are common furniture piece that is made from recycled materials, and anything from old wood to books, to plastic bottles to literally anything else can be used to make recycled tables. By making your own table from recyclables, weather it is a dining table, a side table or a coffee table, which is the most common type of tables made from recycled materials I have seen, you can add a special and interesting look to your home as well as have a conversion-starter piece of furniture, that no doubt will be admired by or at least talked about by any guest that comes to your home.

Furniture from Recycled Materials

Tips for choosing patio furniture

Well furnished and comfy patio can be the best thing to happen to your home, especially come summer season with outdoor parties or simply substituting your dining room or kitchen with your patio for eating your meals, because everybody knows that food tastes better outside. But to choose the best patio furniture that will not only look good but also will last for a long time is no easy task, which is why I offer you some helpful tips that can ease your decision as to which patio table, chairs and other furniture to choose from the vast amount of options that are out there right now.

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The first and foremost thing you need to do is to figure out how exactly you want your patio to look. You can either look inspiration on sites like Pinterest or Tumblr or just invent your own style of patio decor. You can even tailor the furniture to your garden by sticking to a similar color scheme as the most of your flowers are or for example do all wooded furniture for more of a rustic feel. And then once you have a general idea of how you want your patio to look like, make a list and take measurements. A list will provide that you don’t go overboard by seeing all the cute patio furniture but measurements will ensure that all of the furniture that you buy will actually fit on your patio and you won’t have to return some of them or find other places where to put them. Moreover the measurements are especially useful when you are buying a desk as often a desk is the central peace of a patio furniture setup.

When you are actually in the store and deciding on your patio furniture, you also need to consider a few things. First of all consider the care of the furniture you want. Most patio chairs, desks and even couches are specially made for fabrics that are extremely durable, water resistant and very easy to clean and take care of. But there are some things that will naturally require more care, for example white colored furniture, because you can easily see stains on in. The second thing that is just as important is also how comfortable the furniture actually is. Sometimes chairs or even desks can look amazing, but when you actually go to sit on them they turn out to be very uncomfortable. So test out your furniture before you make any kind of decision.

 

And the last thing to consider regarding your patio furniture is its storage. If you live in a place where it is warm all year long then you might not need to store the furniture away during some point of the year. But if there are distinct winters where you live or even seasons with heavy rain falls then you will definitely need to store your furniture in a dry place, so it is not damaged by rough conditions. So if you have relatively small garage or other storage area, maybe don’t go and by a huge table and chairs that don’t fold, however if you don’ t have to worry about storage space or the weather damaging the furniture, then you can go ahead and buy whatever furniture you like.

Tips for choosing patio furniture

Furniture Trends in 2016

Furniture is very crucial to our lives, because without furniture we wouldn’t have beds to sleep in, desks to work on and closets to take stuff out of. But did you know that just like in fashion in furniture design, too, trends change from year to year, season to season. So if you are decorating your home this season or just want your interior to be up with the trends, then keep on reading this article on this years hottest furniture trends.

1. Colored stainless steel appliances

Colored stainless steel appliances

One of the furniture trend in 2016 regarding mainly kitchen furniture is colored stainless steel appliances. If regular stainless steel has been in style for quite some time and used not only in kitchen furniture but also in bathroom and even living room furniture, then now the shiny silver metal material is being exchanged for a dark alternative of colored steel. That is mostly because it still has that sleekness and durability that stainless steel gives to the furniture, yet provide a bit more interest to the furniture by adding color.

2. Outdoors fabrics indoors

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If in the past there where some fabrics that were only used for outdoors furniture like outdoors sofas and lounge chairs, then now these materials more and more are used for indoors furniture as well. And that is great because if you have a living room or dining room that is tends to be used a lot, the slightly more durable outdoors fabrics will keep your furniture fresh for longer, without showing any wear and tear signs. On top of that nowadays these outdoors fabrics come in large variety of colors and patterns, so your furniture doesn’t have to be boring to be long-lasting.

3. Statement mirrors

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Bathrooms too are starting to experience a change in design in the recent years. And one of the newer trends regarding bathroom furniture design is medicine cabinets being replaced with statement mirrors. Although not everyone are down with having less storage only to have some added design elements in their bathrooms, these statement mirrors actually can look very chic and also provide more mirrored space, which can be as helpful as a few extra shelves.

4. Ditching of technology

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And lastly believe or not but a furniture trend this season is ditching technology for design and function. A lot of designers and homeowners are choosing not to place a TV in living rooms and instead installing bookshelves, fireplaces or other decor or storage options. This way they are creating a calm, screen and technology free environment, where you can avoid digital distractions that already fill our lives in the form of smart phones, laptops and tablets.

Furniture Trends in 2016

Outdoors furniture Care Guide

Furniture is the foundation of interior design, because it allows us to have a home that not only looks great, but that actually is functional as a home. And although is usually pretty simple to care for your furniture, outdoors furniture that you can find in gardens, and on patios is a different story because this furnishing is directly exposed to the elements and can acquire damage like stains, rust and mildew much quicker. Which is why you need to know how to properly take care of your outdoors furniture, be it made from wood, fabric or simple plastic.

The first thing you should do, to be sure how to care for your particular outdoors furniture s you should read the care guidelines of your furniture that come with it. Most furniture manufacturers nowadays include some type of care manual with the instructions as to how to put together this furniture. But if there is no care guide then you should fallow the basic rules of caring for the fabrics that the furniture is made out of.

When you are starting the cleaning process of your outside furniture , you should start by first dusting the furniture and sweeping off any bigger residue such as pollen, leaves or sand with a soft bristle brush. This will ensure that it will be easier to actually clean it. Follow that with rinsing your furniture with clear water. Here you can simply wet a cloth in water and rinse your furniture that way, because, since outdoors furniture usually is made to be able to withstand water, clear water rinse won’t d any damage to your furniture, cut could remove stains or other dirt from the furniture.

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But if water rinse didn’t do any good to your furniture and it is still as dirty as previously, then you need to take it up a notch and use a gentle cleanser to clean the furniture. You don’t even need any special furniture cleaner here, just about one fourth a cup of mix mild dish soap with one gallon of water and you have yourself a gentle furniture cleanser. Use it in conjunction with a soft bristle brush to softly scrub the surface of your furniture. Afterwards use some water to rinse of the soap water and pat the furniture dry. This method should work with most types of outdoors furniture to get it new-looking in no time.

Also make sure that you don’t use very harsh treatments and products on this furniture, as you can never know how it will react to it. There have been cases when people, wanting to clean stains off of their furniture, use bleach and damage their chairs, sofas or tables beyond repair. But if you do think you need something more than a soap water to get your outdoors furniture clean, test the product first on an area of the furniture, that is hidden from sight, as even if the product do damage the material, it won’t be visible and you will know not to use that product on your furniture.

Mold is often a big issue for garden furniture and you can manage the mold with a simple method. Just take some fine sand paper or a brush with a bit coarser bristles and remove the mold where it has grown. Then discard the supplies you used to do it, so you don’t spread the mold spores, clean the area with water or soap water and your furniture will be mold-free again so you can enjoy your outdoors tie by using clean furniture.

Outdoors furniture Care Guide

Furniture That Every Home Needs

Many thing that furniture is just functional things you must have in your home to store stuff on or to have something to sit on or sleep in, but furniture is much more than that. Furniture also can be a style statement for your home, while being functional. And there are some furniture pieces that are more important than others and that every home should have.

Dresser is one of those crucial pieces of furniture that you should have, because it not only adds character to your home, since you can chose from many different dresser styles, heights and colors, but it also adds a ton of storage. You can add dresser to your bedroom, dining room, living room or any other room, that needs that extra oomph. Things to know when you are searching for your perfect dresser is to have it about 36 inches tall, 50 inches wide and no deeper that 18 inches, since this type of dresser is the perfect height and will fit in in any room or room decor setting.Dresser For any self worth home, you should have at least one table, that can be turned into an occasion table. Nowadays many homes don’t have a specific dining room anymore with a big desk and a number of chairs, but you should at least have a table that you can use as a dining room table. I have seen options of having a kitchen table on casters that can easily be moved from room to room and used as breakfast table, dining table, etc., as well as just tables that are used as storage in everyday setting but that can be turned into bull blown dining table. This type of multi purpose table will be great for anyone living in an apartment or smaller house, or even for somebody who lives in big space but don’t want to go the traditional route o having a dining room.Table

Statement mirrors are huge not, so why not invest in one for your home? It can serve not only as a mirror, but also as style element to give your home some interest and a completely new look. You can place this statement mirror in your bathroom or even in a bit non-traditional room for a mirror like your living room or bed room. Just search for statement mirror decor on the internet and you will see how one simple mirror can transform your interior form plain to something chic.Statement mirror
Who doesn’t like a cozy interior that you can see yourself in just relaxing and enjoying a cup of tea? And the best way to achieve this type of interior is to have a rug in your living room or bed room. You can either choose a statement rug or a more ethnic themed textile and it will let you achieve similar result. The great thing about rugs is that you can tailor the style of rug to the style of your room, so it fits in perfectly without you having to buy all new furniture, because buying a rug will be much cheaper than refurnishing your whole room.rug

Furniture That Every Home Needs