Moving is expensive. Having a home full of furniture is expensive. In the era that my parents grew up, they bought hefty, quality furniture, especially dressers. In today’s day in age, we are buying less quality on select furniture pieces.
One of those furniture pieces we are going less on the price is that of a dresser. First of all, people are not using dressers like they once did. Dressers are more of a decorative piece than practical. Many homes may not even have a dresser in each bedroom. Rather than dressers, homes are built with larger closets and the closet is now the hub.
With that shift, it’s not seen as necessary to spend the high dollar investment on a furniture piece that doesn’t get much use. On top of that, there is less guilt when you want to change styles or give it away when making a move. IKEA is a great resource for both long term and short term items. The balance is to not let each piece scream, ‘I bought it from IKEA.’
The Scandinavian look is clean and simple, but some of the details is what gives it the cheaper look. There is a simple solution for that.
When I moved into my house, the previous dresser I had refinished did not fit the style I wanted in my home. I sold that and wanted a clean, modern looking new. IKEA was a perfect option that fit the budget and mostly fit the look.
After getting all of the boxes home and attempting the crazy instruction Manuel and finding success, I let the furniture settle in. Changing the bland blahhh knobs that come in the package is the obvious change. The cost is minimal but the look would take the furniture to the next level and have a slightly higher end look. In my home I have a mix of metals, both silver and gold. I found some knobs that fit the sizing and the look I was after.
The mixing of the metals on a single piece helps and the knobs are heavy and shiny rather than the brushed light weight look. This is a simple way that you can keep your budget and expand with the details into the look you want! Whether it’s a dresser or any other piece from IKEA, a second hand piece or wherever your favorite budget friendly shopping location is, pay attention to the details. Details and/or a coat of paint can change a look for minimal dollars but have a crazy high impact.
What other items need a facelift in your home? How can I help? Let’s make this easy!