stylishly_decorated_living_room_picture_167589Whether you are purchasing or renting your first home or looking to relocate and redesign, custom furniture can cover every area of your home while making a statement to your visitors.

The normal home themes that are used, such as an Apple theme in a kitchen or a tropical theme in a bathroom, can come to life with statement furniture. You can choose to tell a story about your family or create a fantasy destination inside your home.

Purchasing statement furniture can be done through many venues, or you can choose to take something you already have and reupholster it into something creative and unique. Many items such as kitchen chairs, dining room chairs, couches, loveseats, or single chairs can be reupholstered and brought back to life. You can choose to have them reupholstered through local services or you can attempt to do it yourself. A staple gun will be needed in the process, along with a few other tools that might not be safe for children. Therefore, when attempting to complete your reupholstering furniture project be sure to keep a steady eye on any children that may be “helping.”

Cushions and chairs are not the only items that can be refurbished to take on a new identity. Dressers, tables, night stands, armoires, and shelves can also take on a new life with sanding, staining, and painting. For example, a paradise theme could be incorporated into a table by sanding it and polishing it according to the color of palm tree bark. You could even attempt to paint the walls with palm leaves and place the table beneath them to give off the look of a palm tree in paradise. There are thousands of ways to incorporate a stained item. For items that you would rather paint a certain color, it’s recommended that you use furniture paint. This type of paint can be found at your local hardware store.

If you are not sure whether or not to reupholster your furniture, you can always choose to purchase throws that are designed to go over a single chair, love seat, or couch. These throws are normally less than $100 and can be purchased at super stores, bedding stores, and possibly thrift stores. By purchasing a throw, you can get a good idea of how it will look if the item were reupholstered and decide whether or not you feel as if that is the next appropriate step.

Choosing the perfect theme to incorporate into your home is normally the hard part in custom furniture for home decorating. If there is a crafter in your family who enjoys completing arts and crafts, you may ask them to make a few things to go along with your theme to either hang on the wall or have placed on shelves, tables, or chairs. Custom made pillows might not seem like a big deal, but with a few palm trees sewn onto them they can help incorporate a paradise theme into any room. Although these items may not be furniture, they will still promote the statement of the surrounding furniture.