Antique and vintage trends for collectors and decorators
One of the biggest issues you can face as an antique dealer, collector, or decorator is knowing what’s on trend and what isn’t at any given moment. You need to rely on these trends to know what will sell and what is valuable. Of course, if you are a collector, we encourage you to just buy what you love. But it’s good to have an idea of what things are valued out so that you can make sure you are getting a fair price for things. Antique Allure, in Southhampton carries a varierty of furnishings, decor, and amazing collectibles.
In general, vintage and antiques are trending toward small, functional, and nostalgic. Small, because the Millenials (born 1981-1996) prefer smaller spaces and are often on the move. Functional, because owning something that is solely decorative doesn’t work with “small” and “on the move.” And finally, nostalgic because every generation arrives at this stage of finding comfort in the memories of their childhood, whether it’s a toy, something mom used in the kitchen, or some other item that hits an emotional cord.
Something that touches on all three of these factors (small, functional, and nostalgic) promises to hold enormous interest for buyers.
This is a fancy term for “Asian-style,” and it shows up year after year on many trending lists. It covers such a broad range of variations and an endless array of objects. Look for ceramic pieces like ginger jars and vases.
Industrial style lighting
Investing in lighting offers a relatively cheap way to add some industrial flair without breaking the bank.
Don’t be turned off by chipping, worn spots, dents, or scratches because they are considered benefits. They add to the character and charm of the piece. Farmhouse style tables contribute to the warmth of the room and subtly speaks of longevity in family relationships.
With vintage Christmas decorations, nostalgia often comes into play because our memories of holidays and emotions attached to them are often very strong. We like to have mementos of those sweet times and if none were passed down to us, then we need to buy a few to admire throughout the season.
Its simplicity of form, gleaming surface, and ability to serve as a backdrop to so many other collectibles make it almost indispensable. Sellers, look for flawless serving pieces in interesting patterns because that’s what buyers will be looking for.
With the strong interest in using one’s outdoor spaces for entertaining has come an equally strong interest in decorating them attractively. What’s more appropriate than vintage and antique gardening supplies? Think terrariums along with succulents and macramé plant hangers.