Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Recent trends in interior design favor the laid-back atmosphere created by DIY crafts and flea market finds. Before you write this decorating option off your list, consider the benefits of choosing vintage furniture pieces and accessories for your home.
1. Trendy and unique
The unaffected style of flea market finds and vintage furniture are currently on trend in interior design. Vintage décor can offer your home a relevant style update. Aside from being trendy, buying from secondhand stores also means the items are unique or limited to only a few.
When buying from shopping malls and furniture boutiques, the items are typically mass-produced, making your purchase not quite as special. Opt for a vintage find for a one-of-a-kind feature in your home.
2. Environmentally friendly
Using secondhand or heirloom furniture and accessories is an environmentally friendly choice. Reusing items will help avoid extra waste. Some antiques and vintage items also hold value. Passing these on within the family as heirlooms is a meaningful and ‘green’ option to consider.
3. Less expensive
Buying secondhand items could also cost less. However, this may not always be the case, particularly if you buy from upscale antique stores. More expensive antiques possess a classic style with quality craftsmanship, which may even make them last longer than your regular store-bought pieces.
In the long run, you may actually spend less, since you won’t have to replace broken furniture with new items.
4. Historical and cultural appeal
Antique and vintage items have a sense of history and culture. From classic fauteuil chairs to mid-century modern styles, these pieces have already established a mark in design history. Using antiques and vintage furniture breathes history and culture into your home.