Artistica is a home decor brand that creates fabulous ceramic art. Known for their craftsmanship, this company is sure to make you feel like a noble in Renaissance Italy!
Their specialty is Deruta pottery. Deruta pottery is an exceptional tin-glazed earthenware, or majolica, manufactured in the town of Deruta on the Tiber River near Perugia, Italy, during the first half of the 16th century. This porcelain is distinguished by its unique mother-of-pearl finish, metallic shine, and decorative elements. Deruta potters, who pioneered an iridescent gold lustre ornamentation, are second only to Gubbio potters in terms of lustre. Although this majolica has many of the Renaissance decorative features, it is unique in at least two ways: the molding of plates with a design in slight relief, the lower part of which is darkened to give an even more lustrous effect; and the division of the plates' broad borders into panels with alternating geometric stripes. These dishes, which depict mythological or religious subjects, can be harsh and heavy at times, and the designs of vases and jars can be flat or crude at others, but Deruta majolica has a particular flamboyance at its best.
Picture all of the possible uses for quality Italian ceramics. Your dinnerware set would benefit greatly from some quality Italian pottery. Ceramic dinnerware is a great way to entertain in style, and might just be a great conversation starter! Imagine the look on your guests' faces when they see your new tableware. Your tabletop deserves the perfect centerpiece, and that's exactly what Artistica provides.
Other Deruta ceramics from this brand include biscotti jars, wall plates, urns and more. With so many special offers on new products, our collection of their products is bound to have something you'll enjoy.
We hope this taste of Artistica's catalog has piqued your interest! They're one of our favorite new brands for a multitude of reasons. Their craftspeople are true artists (hence the name) with a creative vision that is truly unique in today's decor market. Not only that, but their products are extremely well-made. You can be ensured you are getting the best quality available when you shop Artistica. For more on Deruta ceramics, check out our post here!
If you're in the market for new living room furniture such as a sectional sofa, ottoman, or recliner, look no further than McKinley Leather. Their furniture combines hardwood frames with top-tier upholstery to create a collection with pure, showroom quality.
McKinley Leather is a family-owned and operated business with a 30-year history. Some of these artists have been with them from the company's inception, from the day it first opened its doors. We believe they have highly trained craftspeople with many years of specific expertise. These artisans are the best in the field and take pride in their work, ensuring that every stitch, tuft, and nail is as perfect as human hands can make it, as well as ensuring that you will receive a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that will never be duplicated exactly.
Sassy Cassie is an Aniline Protected Top Grain leather (the top of the line in terms of leathers). This leather is ideal for high-traffic areas, daily use, children, and animal applications. With appropriate maintenance, it should last a long time. This leather should not be cleaned with anything other than a soft cloth and a gentle dusting. You customer can order the right cleaning supplies for Uniters of North America by calling 800-234-8986. We do not recommend applying protection because it is already protected at the Tannery Level. For more information on how to care for your leather upholstered furniture, check this out.
These frames are corner blocked, doweled, stapled, and glued. They have a limited lifetime warranty, which means that if the frame breaks, an investigation can determine if it is a manufacturing defect or damage caused by the client. The frames are extremely durable. The furniture is all 8-way hand tied, which means it is tied by human hands rather than a machine. Except for motion pieces, which cannot be 8-way hand tied, all of their furniture comes standard with an 8-way hand tied. Except for the sewing of the leather, all of their furniture is handcrafted from start to finish. No machinery touches the furniture in any way during the manufacturing process.
Whether you're looking for accent chairs, leather chairs, leather sofas or loveseats, you're bound to be impressed by their high-quality collection. This brand is one of our favorites for a reason- it's not just quality furniture. It's CONSISTENT quality furniture. Every part of the creation process is done by hand, and inspected to make sure that each piece reaches the highest standard. We're big fans of handmade furniture. If you are too and want to read more about some of our favorite pieces, read our post here!
If you're into old furniture, you know nothing makes a statement in your home quite like a quality antique bed. Something about the class and style of these pieces keeps designers coming back. Simply put, they don't carve bed frames, headboards and footboards quite like they used to! In the age before machine carving, the quality of bedroom furniture was decided by the skill of the craftsman and the quality of materials. Each piece was crafted in its own unique way, without the standardized sizes and parts. What does that mean for furniture enthusiasts looking to add antique style to their bedroom? And how do you go about choosing the right antique bed for your home?
In this post, we'll go over some of our favorite styles of 19th century and 20th century beds, as well as go over some of the ins-and-outs that will make your interior decorating life easier.
Whether you're looking for a taste of the French countryside, or the prestige of a London palace, an antique bed is a great place to start.
Named after Queen Victoria and the era of English prosperity she helped to usher in, this style is sure to make you feel like royalty. Often crafted from solid woods such as antique oak, a Victorian style piece would be a great fit in your elegant bedroom set. This is a relatively popular style, so it won't be too difficult to find other antique furniture to complement your bedroom's centerpiece. Victorian beds always impress. Similar styles include the Regency style.
The Louis XVI style, as you may be able to guess because of its name, is an antique French furniture movement. Characteristics of this style include taking a neoclassical approach, which means there are themes and motifs from ancient Greek architecture. Whether you choose a rosewood, oak, or mahogany bed in this style, we think you'll be impressed.
Whether you choose an iron bed, 4-poster bed, canopy bed or brass bed, picking the right antique piece can be a journey. There are more elements to take into account than just looks. For example, since these pieces were crafted before standardized sizes, you may need to get a customized mattress to fit the bedframe. In the old days, there weren't king size beds, queen size beds, full size beds or double beds- they were tailored to the requirements of the user. If you need a custom mattress designed for one of your bed frames, here is a good place to start. One thing is certain- whether you choose a Rococo, Louis XV, Mid-Century Modern, French Country, or Art Deco bed, you'll be making a style statement in your antique bedroom or guest room. We wrote a post covering all of the staples of bedroom furniture. If you're interested in learning more, you can check it out here.
At EuroLuxHome.com, we have a wide selection of antique bed frames and bedroom furniture. From sleigh beds to daybeds, our collection has something for everyone.
So you're renovating your bedroom. You've picked out a new bed that fits your color scheme, arranged your curtains, and decided what to do with your wall space-what's left? A bedroom dresser. Not only are dressers essential pieces of bedroom storage, providing plenty of room for clothes, but they're a great way to bring your space together. In this post, we'll talk about what to look for when picking yours out, and show a few pictures of some of our favorites. With so many wonderful options on today's furniture market, it's hard to keep track of them all! Whether you're looking for a chest of drawers, solid wood headboard or other bedroom furniture, you've got options.
For a synopsis of bedroom decor in general, head on over to our post here.
For those decorating their sleeping space, there are a wide variety of styles available to choose from. We've even seen customers decorate their entryways and living rooms with a quality 4-drawer dresser. Below are just a few of the many styles you could consider.
Among our best sellers are Victorian style bedroom dressers and bedroom chests. These will bring a Dickens-ian type of luxury to any space. Many of these were crafted in the early 20th century, a contrast from more modern pieces. A quality antique dresser that has stood the test of time is a great way to spice up your home decor.
For something a little more recent, we'd recommend the Mid-Century Modern. Despite being a vintage movement, some pieces in this style look more futuristic than today's furniture! You will be drawn to the sleek lines and smooth color schemes. Paired with the right end table or bed frame, a quality vintage dresser could bring your entire space together. Regardless of your preferred size and number of drawers, there is something in this style for everyone!
For more information on this movement, check out our post about it here!
Rustic decor is a natural, old fashioned style that still brings much to the table! These bedroom dressers are a great fit for those with a log cabin, or those who want to create that effect! The warmth and sophistication of these pieces will be the first things you notice.
Now that you've picked out your new favorite piece of furniture, it's time to decide where to put it! Generally speaking, a good place to put your antique or modern dresser is to the side of your bed, against the wall. You don't want it to be to close, as it will be hard to get out of bed! But you still want it to be within a few steps. After all, a big reason dressers are so useful is their accessibility! We've had customers that find them so useful, they put them in their home office!
Whether you choose a small dresser, 6-drawer dresser, 5-drawer chest or even an entire bedroom set, we hope this post has been useful to you in your journey of bedroom decor. If you're in the market for a new piece, we'd be happy to help over at EuroLuxHome.com! You can check out or bedroom dressers on this page. Our new arrivals include other furniture such as bookcases, sectional sofas, dining room furniture and more!
The average human spends more time in the bedroom than in any other space in the home. Quality interior design can ensure that that time is well spent! Everyone wants to sleep in style, to wake up in an immaculately decorated area. But with so many furniture and lighting options, the process of creating your perfect sleeping can seem daunting. But if you stick to your style and know how to pick the right pieces, you’ll be living in luxury for years to come.
If you can imagine it, then chances are a furniture maker has created it. Interior design is an art form that has been honed for centuries to match all sorts of tastes.
Further Reading: Design Styles Defined
If you’re looking for a regal, old fashioned style, we’d recommend checking out some Victorian pieces. As the name would suggest, this style is inspired by the craftsmanship of 19th century England. This is a great route to go when considering how to decorate your bedroom.
You can consider Victorian design a “revivalist” style- that means that its original creators used motifs from other styles past. A history within a history, if you will, since many of Victorian pieces you’ll find are genuine antiques! Tastes change over the centuries, but this English furniture style has withstood the test of time. As an added benefit, referencing other styles means Victorian furniture can match with most Old World styles too. Versatility, beauty, and craftsmanship from generations ago- what’s not to love?
Maybe you’re a more modern person. But not too modern. If that’s the case, then perhaps the Mid-Century would be a better fit. As the name suggests, this type of design rose to prominence in the 20th century. Its sleek, clean lines are a change of pace from more antiqued furniture styles, reflecting the modern, changing mindset of the era. If you’ve ever watched the show Mad Men and admired the layout, this is the design for you! This is a style that will fit well if your desired home decor is more contemporary, but might look out of place among the patinas and veneers of antique furniture.
As European antiques dealers, we can’t help but give a mention to a wide array of antique French furniture styles. Many of Europe’s most prominent design movements originated from France. It was customary for many monarchs to popularize their own furniture styles, leaving a creative legacy that still exists today! Whether you’re looking at a Louis XV or Louis Philippe piece, one thing you’ll notice is how each ruler adds a touch of their own personality. For example, if the King was an avid hunter, then the carvings might include animal scenes.
Whatever your style, just know that you have options. There really is something for everyone in the world of furniture.
A tip about antique beds- most antique beds were made before the standardization of mattress sizes. You’ll probably need to have a mattress fitted for optimal comfort, but we think the luxury makes it worth it. Back when furniture was designed by and for kings, king size was whatever the king wanted it to be.
So you've decided how to decorate your bedroom, and now you're choosing your pieces. The first thing you should look at is the material used. High quality furniture is generally crafted from solid wood such as mahogany or oak. These materials make up most antique furniture, and are a large part of why it lasted long enough to become antique!
Depending on the age of the furniture, imperfections may be a good sign! Keep in mind that most antiques were crafted by hand. A slight curve or blemish in the construction can signify that the piece is a legitimate antique, not made on an assembly line. A slightly crooked desk may actually be much more valuable than a perfectly shaped one! Not to say that modern pieces aren’t lovely as well. It’s just important to consider the age of your bedroom decor when making any judgements. A slight blemish here and there won’t harm the integrity of the piece- it’s survived this long, after all.
If you find something in need of refurbishing, don't write it off just yet! Check out our guide here to see if your piece is salvageable.
BONUS TIP: If you’ve found what you’re looking for, don’t forget to measure your door frame to make sure it fits! This is usually only a problem with larger pieces of furniture, such as sofas and desks. Still, there’s nothing worse than finding your next centerpiece, only to realize you can’t get it inside the house!
So you’ve picked your style. You’ve bought all the furniture you need, and have even managed to get it through the door! So now what? It’s time to arrange.
A few things to keep in mind- first, make sure to consider natural lighting when placing your bed. You may not want the sun shining in your eyes every morning. Or maybe you do. You’ll probably want to choose a lighter color of paint, even if you have dark furniture. This is because dark furniture has a way of absorbing sunlight. The more natural rays flowing into your room, the more spacious it will feel and the more it will complement your furniture.
Unless your bedroom is several square miles across, you’ll have to think about space limitations. Fortunately, there are a variety of lovely decor options that serve this practical purpose. Maybe a dresser with plenty of drawers could be the versatile piece your home needs. Nightstands, especially larger ones, are also a great way to meet this need. If you can imagine a piece of bedroom furniture, chances are a storage variant of the piece exists! We’ve even seen footboards with added compartments for your belongings. The more items you can store in your furniture, the more room you have for furniture.
Further Reading: Maximizing Your Bedroom Storage
Tall furniture such as shelves or tall dressers can also be a great way to preserve floor space. Think vertically!
The lighting you choose for your space will drastically impact the look of your furniture. Whether it's bedside lighting or a chandelier hanging from your bedroom ceiling, picking the right light fixtures is important. When deciding how to decorate your bedroom, you've got to think of the glow!
Not every room is wired properly for a ceiling light, and not ever ceiling is tall enough for a chandelier! This can seem like a barrier between you and your bedroom lighting ideas. Fortunately, there are still plenty of great choices, such as floor lamps, table lamps, wall sconces and more. Remember, lighting has as many different different styles as furniture, so make sure the piece you get matches the rest of your interior design! Victorian style overhead lighting probably wouldn't be a very good blend with a Mid-Century Modern bedroom.
For a more in-depth look at one of our favorite lighting choices, check out our chandeliers guide here!
And of course, we can't forget natural light. A few well placed mirrors can amplify the sun coming through your windows, providing a warmth only nature can offer!
Combine the right ambiance from natural light sources with quality lighting fixtures and your furniture will thank you for it!
Most standard furniture rules apply to your potential bed. You're looking for something made out of a solid, high quality wood. Whether it's a modern bed or antique bed, the bed frame should be sturdy. If you're going with a piece that has an upholstered headboard, make sure it's crafted from leather, faux leather, or a durable fabric. The last thing you want is a scratch or tear in your brand new king bed!
Here's an example we couldn't help but mention. We delivered this Louis XV bed to a customer in Ocean Springs, MS. Notice the level of detail in the carving. It may sit low to the ground, but it's certainly not low profile! The bed design features an ornate wood frame, carved on every inch. There is not a single space on this piece that its creator did not decorate.
This bed is a lovely intersection between the Rococo and Louis XV styles. French Rococo is a tried and true movement in home decor. It often features these sweeping curved lines, adding a sense of elegance. This particular bed is crafted from walnut wood, guaranteeing its stability. After all, that's why this piece has lasted since the early 1900s!
A platform bed may provide a "sleeker" look than a traditional box spring, if that's what you're going for. These can still offer all the lovely upholstery, tufted headboards and modern design you could want! Platform bed frames come in all shapes and sizes, with different slat types to suit your needs. You could even consider a metal platform bed for added stability. Contemporary beds are often crafted with specially engineered wood to produce the same durability.
Don't forget about storage beds either. These are a great way to improve storage space in a small room, making even more room for your furniture!
At the end of the day, everything comes down to your own personal taste. We can help point you in the right direction, but home decor is an art- it reflects who you are. There's no "correct" headboard to choose, and there's no accent lighting that will work in every situation. You are the master of your own master bedroom.
If you're a minimalist person, then choose a minimal style! There's no need to overdo it if you don't consider yourself a fancy person.
Whether you have a modern style approach, or an antique bed that fits into neither the king size or queen size category, there are options.
Once you've got your fundamental pieces in place, it's time to fill in the gaps. This is where you can really let your personality take over! For additional floor decor, maybe an area rug could be the splash of color you need! These can create a focal point, and enhance a small space or piece of furniture. A set of throw pillows could make a daybed pop!
A bookcase could be great for any readers out there, and has the benefit of storage space to organize your belongings! It also opens up even more decorating ideas, giving you the option to display all your favorite trinkets.
With these tips, you'll be sleeping in luxury! Don't forget that your home decor is a reflection of you and your tastes. There's no right or wrong way to do it, so get creative!
Nothing can add comfort and style like a quality upholstered bench. Whether you're in the market for a tufted piece for your living room or a storage bench for entryway, you'll be impressed by the versatility of this furniture type. Picture this scenario: you're having company over, and are trying to figure out seating. You've got a set of chairs that matches with your interior design, but they're too small, or not comfortable enough. A bench with upholstery is a great solution.
These pieces are generally upholstered with brown or black genuine leather/faux leather. This gives them the ability to blend with all sorts of color schemes and styles. Any style can benefit from more comfort, whether it's Mid-Century Modern or Victorian. You could also consider a storage bench, perfect for making good use of a small space. The cushioned seat of a leather bench allows for more comfort than your standard seating options.
There's one example of this type of furniture that we couldn't help but mention: this reproduction upholstered bench. There's a lot to love about this piece. One thing we always look for when collection furniture is durability. This bench meets that standard. Its solid wood legs and construction ensure it will last for generations. After all, there's no sense in crafting a lovely upholstery if it isn't supported by a sturdy wood frame.
As you might have noticed, this wood bench is easy on the eyes. We can guarantee that any guest who lays eyes on it will be impressed. The deep black color of the leather was crafted using a technique known as an antique blackwash. Not only is the finish beautiful in its own right, but it also gives you options. A piece like this has the ability to blend with more color schemes than others, so you'll find all sorts of great places to put it! Whether you want an entryway bench, bedroom bench, or even a dining bench, this piece fits the bill. This bench features a leather upholstery on the seat for added comfort, in addition to its durability and beauty. For something similar, check out this King Henry bed bench!
Just imagine how a piece like this could blend with your coffee table, dining room furniture, or other bench seat! You could also consider putting one in your home office, enhancing both your work and home decor. From padded seat cushion to sturdy legs, you'll be impressed by this bench.
We sold a customer a set of French Country counter stools and this is the result! Lisa from Sarasota, FL put them to good use. We love what she did with her kitchen area. Notice how well these counter stools match with her kitchen island countertop! The styling of these wooden bar stools blends well with her existing setup. Lisa, we are impressed by your home decor chops! Thanks for sharing.
We always love to see the designs our customers make with our furniture. Especially when it's a design with one of our favorite styles, French Country!
These handcrafted counter or bar stools are truly a sight to behold. From wood frame to backrest, it's hard to imagine a kitchen, bistro, or dining space where they wouldn't look spectacular. Notice the luxurious carving in the wood bar stool's wooden seat. These bar chairs are among some of our most popular pieces because of how they allow you to connect with friends! Not only is their construction beautiful, but these stools are built to last. The solid wood frame has stood the test of time, ensuring durability and class.
One thing we look for in fine furniture is versatility. The more purposes a piece of home decor serves, the better! These French Country bar stools meet that standard. They could bring a new vibe to your home bar, adding elegance as you share drinks with close ones.
Whether you're looking to decorate a Rustic dining area or a Farmhouse style breakfast bar, you won't be disappointed by these stools.
If these pieces of furniture have piqued your interest, you might be interested in other French Country decor! Simply put, the French Country style is a joining of worlds. From one end, we can see Rustic influences in the designs: carved wood legs, old-fashioned wood finishes, etc. The other side of this style is its European influence, with clean lines and gentle hues that are easy on the eye. Rattan and beige, ladderback and rush seats: this is a style with many options.
You can always expect quality materials to be used with French Country products. Whether it's walnut, oak, mahogany making up the frame, it will be durable. And whether it's a wood seat or faux leather seat, it will be comfortable!
If you can imagine it, it exists in the French Country style. From dining chairs with elegant linen upholstery, to pub tables with a lovely oak finish, this style can impress anyone. From your dining room to your kitchen counter, you'll see why this style is one of our best sellers.
If you like these stools, we have some other recommendations! Perhaps a swivel or backless piece could provide a more casual accessibility to your space. A counter height stool, or something with an adjustable height, might be more suited to your needs if you're pursuing a Mid-Century Modern space. The options are limitless.
Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.
Not only is Biedermeier furniture an enticing style of home decor-its history is pretty interesting too! Like many forms of antique furniture, the Biedermeier style reflects the time in which it was built. Even though it originated in the early 19th century, expert craftspeople and cabinetmakers have kept the tradition alive by using its techniques to create lovely modern pieces.
This type of furniture became prevalent in Germany in the early 1800s. The rising German middle class began to invest more in their interior design. Demonstrating that typical German efficiency, they turned toward practical yet attractive forms of furniture. And so Biedermeier furniture was born. At EuroLuxHome.com, we believe that furniture tells a story. In this style of furniture, we step into the shoes of a 19th century resident of Berlin. And frankly, those folks had good taste in furniture.
Prior to this period, the only people who were able to afford high-quality furniture were rich nobles. They preferred luxurious, regal styles such as French Empire, Empire Style, Napoleon II, etc. The Biedermeier style takes influence from these, but offers a more understated, simplistic approach. It is luxury ornamentation combined with working class charm. Over time, this type of furniture design spread to Scandinavian countries such as Denmark and Sweden! The addition of Austrian and Swedish craftsmen during the Biedermeier period helped the style flourish!
This type of furniture features solid woods such as fruitwoods and birdseye maple. This is because the original craftsmen of this style did not have access to material such as mahogany. You will find that a secretary desk, side table or dining table is as sturdy as they come. More advanced pieces, such as armoires and cabinets often feature inlays, and are among the most decorative pieces in this style. That's because the original craftsmen took influence from from Neoclassical and Art Deco designers.
Many seating options, such as dining chairs and Biedermeier sofas, feature quality upholstery for added comfort.
Each piece in this style features a simple yet elegant beauty. The craftsmen who made these works of art clearly have an aesthetic touch- but they don't feel the need to overdo it. This style is the middle class mentality, brought to life through elite carpentry. From writing desk to center table, Biedermeier chairs to a Biedermeier chest of drawers, this style is bound to impress.
If you're interested in this style, you can check out our selection of Biedermeier pieces here!
If you're looking for versatility from your dining room furniture, look no further than our selection of nesting tables! Whether you're looking for some smaller nesting side tables or a larger style statement, we've got the home decor for you. From home office to entryway or even as a piece of living room furniture, a quality nesting table is sure to impress.
A nesting table is different from a coffee table, nightstand, accent table or dining table. Unlike these other furniture types, a nest piece has an adjustable tabletop. Simply put, it can be large or small! This versatility makes it great for a variety of situations. Use it for casual lunches, or formal dinners. With one of these pieces of furniture, the world is your oyster! From large space to small space, you can't go wrong with these. You get all the benefits of a small table while still having space for company!
A standard nesting table set usually features the glam of a quality solid wood top. This is because a glass top or marble top does not lend itself well to adjustment. Don't worry though- whether you choose a large or smaller table, you'll find our wood nesting tables to be sturdy. The styling on these pieces, just like the rest of our home furnishings, are sure to enhance your living space.
Just check out this set of tables from one of our favorite vendors, Theodore Alexander. This is certainly a different take on this concept. Notice the fascinating shape. The creators used a unique technique, gradual tapering. This is why the shape seems to be so striking. They're triangular, but not only triangular. There is a complexity to this furniture that makes it an enticing find! We think these could be a great fit in a contemporary or Mid-Century Modern room. This is the type of craftsmanship you don't want to miss out on!
We have many other quality tables available for purchase! We offer round tables in addition to rectangular dining tables. Other furniture options include antique and modern style console tables. These pieces of furniture feature quality materials such as metal frames, metal legs, white marble, firwood, and more. Other best sellers include nesting end tables, coffee table sets, and end table sets. Browse our selection of quality dining and nesting tables today to find your new favorite piece of furniture!
July 16, 2020 by Julia Weaver
Since a lot of us are spending more time at home than ever before it’s easy to grow tired of the interior, no matter how much you used to love it. But whether you’re living in Atlanta or Dallas, or anywhere else, remodeling doesn’t come cheap. So sometimes small, low-budget upgrades are the best choice, and can even make the most impact. Don’t know where to start? We’ve asked experts to share their best budget-friendly tip on how to give your house a makeover on a budget and make your space feel like new.
During the pandemic, we’ve all spent more time at home and are now beginning to recognize spaces in our home that we otherwise would tolerate or ignore because of how busy we are. Everyone has “that room”, the one that operates as a storage room. Think about creating a home office, your own movie theater, or a wellness room. The possibilities are endless and can be tailored to your needs, wishes, wants, and desires. – Aaron B. Duke
Displaying photos of great moments is always a great way to freshen up space and give your house a makeover on a budget. Try framing photos of a trip or an important event. Minimalist, modern frames can really help make a room feel not just new but also personal. – Frameology
Old furniture can have great bones that are overshadowed by a tired and worn finish. A few inexpensive ways to update dated pieces are to clean them and wipe away years of neglect, swap out the hardware for something a bit more modern, or give them a fresh coat of paint. A little elbow grease goes a long way. – Eight Hundred Furniture
To protect and enhance the beauty of a wooden piece you first must wipe away the years of dust and old polish. Then using a colored wax wipe it into the grain. The colored wax will not show up as much as if you used an aerosol polish. –Furniture Medic by Bespoke Restoration
A bit of eye candy in the form of bright colors can freshen and bring vitality to a tired interior. Try a red lampshade for instance. It’s one way to give your house a makeover on a budget that won’t break your color scheme and will build a focal point of interest. – The Reflective Designer
Many people believe that antique furniture must be stripped and refinished, but most antiques just need to be thoroughly cleaned and waxed in order to restore their beauty! -Aimee Talbot, EuroLux Home
If you have a metal object that has lost its shine, and normal cleaning methods won’t work, try Amaco Rub N Buff. It’s a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way and can make a huge difference. – Nostalgia Antiques And Collectibles Store
Refinishing or repainting old wooden furniture gives you the option of restoring the piece to its original condition or updating it with a new color or wood stain that better matches your interior decor. Furniture restoration professionals can help give your house a makeover on a budget one furniture piece at a time by safely removing the current paint, stain, or finish from your furniture and they adding a wood stain or paint color. – RestorationMaster
Updating old wood furniture usually requires stripping off the old finish, sanding the surface in preparation for the new finish, and then of course applying the new finish that gives an updated look. Traditional finishes are applied in multiple layers, each layer requiring time to partially cure and then sanding before the next layer. Thankfully, updating your old wood furniture and giving your house a makeover on a budget can be done easily thanks to wood finishes that allow you to add color and finish in one simple application. – Rubio Monocoat
You’d be surprised at how dramatically you can rehabilitate that old wooden piece with some wood stain. Always sand your piece before you stain, so you can remove blemishes and scratches first – otherwise, the stain can emphasize those flaws. You can also use stainable wood filler in any chips, sand your surface smooth, and apply stain afterward. For an even easier, no-risk way to revitalize and preserve wood surfaces, lightly apply Old English Scratch Cover oil with a rag. With these simple steps, you can get your furniture to fit seamlessly into your décor, rejuvenate an old piece, or simply update your aesthetic. – The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Oakland