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10 reasons to buy mid century vintage furniture for your home

Since you’re here, I’m sure you understand the reason why mid century or antique furniture is the most desirable furniture for your home. However, maybe you’re still undecided about whether or not you are a newbie to vintage. There are a myriad of reasons I am a fan of vintage furniture, and I have it in my house (we are not awash in new furniture) however this is the most important 10 reason to have.

Vintage furniture looks great

It is no secret that the sleek lines of antique furniture look modern and elegant. It has that Scandinavian design that is popular today. However, let’s not put aside fashion. The clean lines give a contemporary vintage style to any space particularly pieces made of real teak. They look amazing and will make you the envy of your peers.

Furniture from the past is considered an ethical choice

Furniture from the past is everywhere on the planet , so why should you buy new to reuse furniture of the past? Modern furniture that is flat-pack is mostly manufactured overseas and shipped into the country, creating pollution during the process of manufacturing and transportation. Consider antique furniture as an environmentally friendly option If you purchase it from a charity shop you’ll be contributing an important cause, too.

Furniture from the past is (mostly) very well-made

The furniture of the past was usually beautiful and craftsmen create an excellent finish, with particulars like dove tailed joints as well as piano hinges, and the utilization of wood that is solid. Furniture isn’t designed like this anymore because we are able to get cheaper prices in the United States and this results in corners being removed, the veneer being finished being applied and lower quality materials. Of course , you should seek out pieces that have endured up to the tests of time, such like G Plan or Ercol and keep them in good condition to ensure they last longer.

Antique furniture can be a good investment

If you purchase well and care for your furniture, then there’s no reason to believe that it can’t retain its value, or increase in value. If you purchase your furniture at a modern store, it is unlikely that you will be able to get back your purchase when you decide to sell it. Be sure to look for brands with designer names and solid teak instead of veneer, and intriguing, attractive features like handles and legs. In the past, when teak was produced it wasn’t mass produced, making the pieces more rare and thus valuable.

Furniture from the past is distinctive.

My personal favorite is that my house is uniquebecause I’ve chosen pieces that are interesting and made in the 1950s and 1970s. My home doesn’t need appear like an contemporary catalog. I want something that is a reflection of our individuality. I’d like something that is fun too items that bring me joy.

The furniture of the past is re-storable

If you happen to accidentally drop something onto the floor (heaven is a good thing!) old furniture can be restored. There are products that you can buy to mask scratches caused by teak, however you can rub down properly constructed wooden furniture to give it back to life. It’s not possible to do that with flat packs that are manufactured in mass quantities!

Furniture that is vintage (can be) inexpensive

Some antique furniture can be expensive but if you look at it in comparison to contemporary furniture the older furniture is definitely cheaper. Visit places such as The Vintage Home Show and Furniture Flea to find an attractive piece for the best cost.

Furniture from the past is sturdy and durable

Have you recently moved into a new home? I can remember moving from a house I rented to my first house back in the 1990s . My MFI furniture literally broke up when I moved! Furniture from the past is durable and are able to be moved without worry of falling into pieces. However, you must be cautious as you don’t want to scratch the furniture!

Furniture from the past can be reused

If your furniture is in need of repair, and this is often the case, at a minimum, you can paint it (PLEASE not to do this with objects that are heading to the dump). The real wood can be sanded and painted, while laminated contemporary pieces can’t.

Furniture from the past is nostalgic

I love it when the pieces of my home bring me back to my family. Many items we own were originally owned by loved ones who passed before us. Furniture in the daughter’s room was a gift from the great aunt of my family. The swivel chair in the lounge were owned by my husband’s great-uncle. It gives us a sense of nostalgia which brings us joy and knowing that our kids are so fond of them is proof that their memories remain.