How To Upgrade Your Assembled Furniture Creatively?

Many families prefer assembled furniture, even when they buy it from IKEA or another store that is easy on the wallet because it is cheaper and easier to put together. However, a lot of people want the personalized touch and unique qualities that mass-produced things often don’t have. Consider the following tips if you want to improve the look of your assembled furniture. They will help you turn your things into unique and stylish adds to your home.

Tips To Upgrade Your Assembled Furniture

1. Paint it up

One of the easiest and most effective ways to make built furniture look better is to give it a new coat of paint. Choose a color that goes with what you already have or go for a bold look by choosing a color that is the opposite of what you already have. To get better paint adhesion, make sure to clean and sand the area well before painting. Before painting with the color you want, you should use a primer. The use of stencils or painter’s tape shapes for design is one way to make the design more complicated.

2. Replace hardware

Changing the hardware on furniture is another easy way to make it look better. Change the plain buttons, handles, and pulls for ones that are stylish and stand out. This small change can have a big effect on how your item looks overall. Choose gear that goes with your style, whether it’s old-fashioned and complicated or modern and simple.

3. Add decorative elements

Depict your furniture with a feeling of individuality by incorporating decorative components like contact paper, decals, or wallpaper. You can add patterns, textures, and styles that suit your tastes. To make the change, all you have to do is stick them on the sides, doors, or storage areas of your furniture. To make something look more elegant, you can also use wood trimming or trim.

4. Mix and match

To make a unique and varied look, don’t be afraid to mix and match different pieces of furniture that have already been put together. You can mix and match chairs around the dinner table or put a bookshelf from one set next to a desk from another. Mixing various styles and finishes can help you make a room that feels both put together and unique.

5. Repurpose and upcycle

Use your imagination to turn your put-together furniture into something completely different. You can make a bar cart out of an old bookcase or a bathroom vanity out of a trunk. You can give your old furniture a new life and make useful pieces that fit your needs if you think outside the box.

6. Add lighting

Adding lights to your assembled furniture can make the room feel warmer and cozier, and it can also be used for useful reasons. You can put LED strip lights under shelves or inside cabinets to draw attention to your favorite things or give the room a soft glow. You can also change the light bulbs on your furniture to ones that are more modern or pretty.

7. Create a feature wall

You can make a beautiful feature wall in your home with the furniture you’ve already put together. Put together a wall full of bookcases or shelving units and fill them with plants, art, books, and other decorative things. This not only makes your furniture look better, but it also gives your room a focus point that shows off your own style.

8. Embrace the natural look

If you want your furniture to look more natural and rustic, you could leave it in its original wood state after putting it together. To make the finish smooth, sand the surface down. Then, use a clear protective covering to bring out the wood grain. Most of the time, this works best with pine, birch, or beech wood furniture.


It doesn’t have to be hard to upgrade your already-assembled furniture. You can turn cheap items into stylish and one-of-a-kind adds to your home with a little imagination and work. There are a lot of different things you can do with furniture. You can paint it, add decorations, or use it for something else.

Now that you have new furniture, why not take the next step in making your home look better? Universal Relocations can help you whether you’re moving to a new place or just want to make your current space look better. Our professional moving services make the process easy and stress-free, so you can focus on getting settled in your new, beautiful house. Get in touch with Universal Relocations right away to find out how we can help you with your planned move. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I paint my assembled furniture without sanding it first?

You don’t have to sand the surface of the furniture before painting it, but it’s really helpful. Sanding makes the surface smoother and helps the paint stick better, which makes the finish look more professional. 

2. What type of paint should I use on my assembled furniture?

What kind of paint is best for painted furniture that has already been put together varies on the material and the finish you want. You can paint wood furniture with chalk paint, latex paint, or oil-based paint. For furniture made of metal or plywood, choose a paint that is made for that material, like spray paint or specialty furniture paint.

3. How do I choose the right hardware for my furniture?

Think about the style and look you want to achieve when you buy new hardware for your furniture. Make sure that the hardware is the right size and shape for your furniture and that the finish goes with the rest of the room’s decor.

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