Shopping for vintage is inspiring, and unique items can instantly add character and originality to your home. In our disposable age, think how refreshing it would be to buy beautiful, high-quality furniture that actually increases in value, instead of just ending up in landfill - well, vintage makes this possible! Here are our top 5 reasons why we love buying vintage furniture, and why you should too:
Vintage furniture is unique
Vintage furniture has a unique originality that is hard to find in our mass-produced modern world. When you buy a piece of vintage furniture, the odds of you finding it somewhere else are rare. Buying vintage instead of shopping for the latest trends at places like IKEA, means that you can design a unique home decor and showcase one-of-a-kind pieces that other people won’t have. Vintage dining tables for example would speak volumes when you’re having people round for dinner, or think about the effect a vintage cabinet could have when you want to display your favourite trinkets. Vintage furniture thus gives more variety than buying new items, which allows you to create your own style by picking original pieces that reflect your personality. You should also remember that unlike modern trends, vintage items will never go out of style, whether it be.
Vintage furniture is better quality
Vintage furniture was made to last. Items are usually extremely well-made from strong, quality materials and expert craftsmanship. This means that they’re robust, retain their condition, and withstand the test of time. Unfortunately furniture is generally not made like this anymore, as we demand cheaper prices, resulting in cheaper materials. Most flat-pack furniture you have to assemble yourself is made from medium density fibreboard or MDF. These materials tends to either break apart easily, or damage quickly, meaning that you may have to replace items after just a few months. Take vintage seating, for example, ideally you would want your chairs and sofas to last a long period of time, and vintage items are guaranteed to do exactly that. A piece of vintage furniture that has already lasted 50 years, will probably last another 50 years.
Vintage furniture is cost-effective
Granted, some vintage furniture can be pricey but if you compare it to modern quality items then the older versions are definitely more affordable. By buying vintage furniture, you are often able to buy a better quality product than you would be able to afford otherwise. A vintage piece is worth so much: not only for the style but for the reliability. You really get your money's worth when you buy vintage furniture because you know that it will last years. If you take the time to research and look around, then you have a high chance of finding a one-of-a-kind statement piece for a great price. We all know how good it feels to find a bargain, especially if it’s a unique item. The treasure hunt to find vintage furniture is exciting and rewarding.
Vintage furniture is an investment
Antique items will not lose their value in the same way that a modern item loses its value as soon as you purchase it and take off the tags. If you do your research, choose items well, and look after your vintage pieces, then there is no reason why it won’t hold its value or even go up in price. Look for items that weren’t mass-produced back when they were made, or items with unique detailing. This makes pieces rarer and therefore worth more.
Vintage furniture is better for the environment
Besides from adding character to your home, purchasing vintage furniture is also a great way to lower carbon emissions and help the environment. Shopping vintage for your home is the simplest and most affordable way to prevent more furniture going into landfills. As mentioned earlier, most flat-pack furniture is only going to last a short time before it needs to be thrown out, but vintage products that are already on the planet and has stood the test of time, so why buy new, when you can reuse something beautiful made years ago?
There are many great reasons to buy vintage - from the beautiful unique style to the reduced carbon footprint - it’s hard to think of a reason not to choose vintage over mass-produced items. Vintage pieces add a touch of originality and charm to your home, allowing you to create your own style that reflects your personality. What’s more, purchasing vintage items is now easier than ever!