Mixing Old and New: Putting Old Furniture into a Brand New Space

Many homeowners think that moving to a new place is the perfect time to do some design changes. After all, seeing those new rooms may inspire you to try some design trends you’ve always been fascinated about.

However, this isn’t always an option. Whether you’re trying to save some money – moving can be expensive, after all – or are extremely busy to take on a home project on your own, you need to find a way to incorporate your existing items into that new space you bought in Singapore, especially if you have designer furniture pieces.

Here are some design tricks to make your home design cohesive even with old and new elements:

Incorporate existing pieces with a DIY makeover

Make any room at home look put together by sticking to a certain style in terms of all the available design elements you have. This is a basic design rule, but when you’re trying to mix a few things that normally wouldn’t go together, it may take some work. So, try the DIY route. Do your research and once you’ve figured out which pieces should be in the same area in your house, look through design magazines for inspiration on how you want the end result to be. You can also look for video tutorials on how to achieve the look you want step by step.

Reconsider your new home’s layout

Luxurious home interior with large sliding doorsIf you’ve been so used to your old layout, it can feel a little uncomfortable to try an entirely new one once you move to a different space. But making a few changes with your furniture placement can give a breath of fresh air into your space without worrying about additional costs. To make this idea work, be open to changes. Give your new space a walkthrough and see which areas can benefit from a new focal point, whether it’s statement furniture, an accent wall, or even your TV.

Think about how to arrange what you currently have in a way that would direct the eyes where it should go. When you’ve decided on a vision, grab a measuring tape and take measurements to make sure all your pieces will fit properly into the room.

Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone

You may not be able to do a complete makeover of your new space, but when you’ve moved, this can be the best time to explore a less-traditional area of interior design. By embracing an eclectic style, you’ll be able to put together different looks within the same four walls. To pull this look off, having a good layout is necessary. Because none of the pieces would initially match in a traditional way, the goal is to identify the purpose of all these units not individually but as a unit.

Think less is more and only go for items that serve specific purposes. Once you’ve identified which ones you’re keeping, consider the balance and symmetry of these pieces when put together.

Finally, when you’re trying out different arrangements at home, keep in mind both function and aesthetics. Do not hesitate to ask for professional help when things seem to go out of your hand.