A change, they say, is as good as a holiday. And this age-old saying certainly applies to household furnishings and decor.
Over time, the interior decorations that we made in the past can grow old and weary. From time to time, we may feel compelled to reconsider our colour schemes, replace or rearrange the furnishings, and revive the Feng Shui of our living quarters.
That luxury furniture that you purchased or inherited several years ago might have been made to last but as tastes and trends shift, you should probably rethink its surrounding context and layout. The neon pink feature wall that seemed like a good idea at the time may feel naff a few years later when earthy hues make a comeback.
Even the safest, most enduring interior styling decisions can start to feel a bit boring or played out after several years. To keep things fresh and maximise the satisfaction you get from your favourite luxury furniture, you should rearrange the layout of your home when decor boredom strikes. The following three tips will help you get the most from your luxury furniture and breathe new life into your home.
1. Expand Your Palette
It really is incredible how much difference a fresh coat of paint can make. Beyond creating the appearance of cleanliness and newness, a new paint job can totally alter the mood and style of a room. The same velour sofa that looked dull and tired against the old beige walls can suddenly spring to life when juxtaposed against an alternative backdrop.
Different paint colours and finishes reflect light differently, and therefore can be used to create the illusion of space; to emphasise impressive features of a room or hide undesirable room features.
From one season to the next, the tastemakers are forever offering up new paint textures, techniques and colour combinations to reinvent our wall and ceiling surfaces. If your luxury furniture needs a new lease on life, a new colour scheme might be just what the décor doctor ordered.
2. Recondition Before You Replace
Is that torn upholstery on your luxury antique sofa driving you mad? Before you give up on the old beauty and trade her in for a cheap, mass-produced, flat-packed imitation, remember this one thing: in this day and age, sustainability is the name of the game.
With this simple philosophy in mind, avoid the knee-jerk temptation to treat your household items as disposable. Take a leaf from the Swedish Government’s book – they recently announced plans to introduce tax breaks on repairs to everything from bicycles to clothing to washing machines. The move aims to discourage people from throwing out old or broken items to make room for new ones. Basically, if it’s broke, fix it!
Don’t let minor flaws or damages to your coveted luxury furniture be grounds for dismissal. Instead, if you identify any problems with your furnishings, ensure that any necessary repairs or reupholstery are swiftly administered, so that your beloved sofa, bed or credenza can keep on keeping on.
3. Move With the Experts
In some cases, all that is required to invigorate and uplift the Feng Shui of your home is a simple rearrangement of furniture and decor. When the time comes to shift your luxury furnishings to a new resting place, don’t take the amateur approach.
You might think that professional movers are only good for one thing: taking your stuff from one home to another. But that’s simply not the case. When you need to move heavy or valuable furniture items about your home, even from one side of a room to the other, you should call in a reputable moving company.
Do-it-yourself furniture moving efforts invariably end in tears, leaving behind a trail of scuffed walls, scratched floors, broken legs, and stained or damaged upholstery. When the furniture is valuable and cannot be replaced, you simply should not run the risk of damaging it with a clumsy D.I.Y. effort – call in the professionals!
Professional movers will use the right techniques and equipment to get the job done seamlessly and without unnecessary heartbreak.
These are just a few tips that can make your life easier when you decide to rearrange your luxury furniture. Do you have any extra ideas or warnings to add? Share your insights and experiences in the comments section below.
Alex is the founder of Ateam Logistics Group PTY Ltd, an Australian based furniture transport & logistics company that caters to residential, commercial & creative industry professionals. He is in the industry since last many years. They also offer high-end furniture transport & logistics services to retailers, wholesalers & freight forwarders.