Yes, you can change up the look of furniture without spending money. And I’ll tell you how to accomplish that.
I’ve learned that no matter what furniture you have, you can dress it up or down.
Maybe you have gotten 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?
Change Up The Look Of Furniture Without Spending Money By Layering:
Yes, by layering.
I’ll use my chair as an example.
I like the look of quilts combined with furniture and use them all the time as extra layers of color. 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 that would take the chair from casual to elegant.
This is more of 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.
Country Farmhouse Look:
This is more my country farmhouse look. With the small quilt and the green and white pillow, it is quite casual and could even be called 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 to 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. Switching out the pillow or pillow cover can make a world of difference.
Pillow covers are probably one of the cheapest decor tricks.
Here is the same neutral chair with a sparkly orange boho pillow. It is more of a boho style.
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 throw. Layer it over the back and tuck it in or have it trailing down the side.
You could put it over the back of the chair and tuck it in so that you see it both vertically and horizontally.
Add something like doilies or fabric napkins to the arms of the chair if you want.
Going Completely Neutral In Color:
You could 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 layering something over 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 make it look different enough to achieve the look you are currently wanting.