I’ve learned that no matter what furniture you have, you can dress it up or down.
Maybe you get tired of your furniture but can’t afford to buy more. How do you change the look so that you’re better satisfied with it?
I’ll use my chair as an example.
Of course I like the look of quilts and use them all the time on my furniture. I’d say this is a very casual look.
But the chair is neutral and could be dressed up in a variety of ways to suit your taste. You could add a fancy throw across the back of the chair for instance. And take the chair from casual to elegant.
This is more a boho look with the jewel tone pillow. But it could be a traditional or modern look. The velvet turquoise pillow is simple but adds a bit of color to a neutral understated chair.
This was more my country farmhouse look. With the small quilt and the green and white pillow, it is quite casual and could even evoke the cottage look.
I didn’t realize that I’d used this quilt on the back of the chair so much! But when I go back in my photo archives, that seems to be the case.
This look is basically the same as the one above. It just has a different pillow.
Here is the chair with a sparkly orange boho pillow. This was moving my furniture from farmhouse to boho. Easily done with pillows.
And this is how the chair looks today.
You can have the same furniture and achieve a variety of looks just by adding a quilt or a blanket or a throw. Layer it over the back and tuck it in or have it trailing down the side.
Put the same over the back of the chair and tuck it in so that you see it both vertically and horizontally.
You could even add something like doilies or fabric napkins to the arms of the chair if you wanted.
Go completely neutral with a pillow the same color as the chair.
Buy pillow covers with zippers so you can change the look without buying a whole new pillow. This way you can also wash the pillow if it gets dirty.
There are so many ways you can change the look of a chair or couch just by adding something to it. You don’t need to go out and buy all new furniture when you can change things up so easily. Plus if there’s a hole in the upholstery, you can easily cover it up with something.
Try to look at your furniture in a new light. It may be the same old piece of furniture, but with a little creativity and layering you can really make it look different to achieve the look you want.