Fast Furniture vs. Repurposing
You have probably heard of “fast fashion,” which refers to clothing that is a factory-made, much cheaper version of what’s currently on the runway. The equivalent in home décor is “fast furniture,” which is an inexpensive design that you essentially buy knowing that you’ll toss it in a few seasons, or the next time you move. These easy to assemble (and easy to afford) designs really blew up in the mid-1980s and have been going strong ever since. Antique Allure in Southampton has an incredible selection of antique furniture pieces for your home.
New, expensive and well-designed furniture is a luxury that many people can’t afford. You may save your money for a really nice sofa or bed set and those are key pieces that everyone would like to have brand new and well designed since those are the pieces you spend a lot of time on. But there is another option than fast furniture when it comes to other pieces of furniture.
Although the concept of fast furniture can be a great way to save money, there is a reason that antiquing and repurposing old furniture has been having a major moment. Recycling and reusing existing décor allows you to reduce waste and also collect pieces that are special and have their own story. Whether you want to restore a piece of old furniture yourself or buy a piece already restored by a professional, it is an affordable option for anyone.
If you have grandma’s dining table or are out at a thrift store or yard sale and spot something you would like to own, you can incorporate it into your home décor and make it look like it belongs there now and forever. If you inherited pieces and aren’t quite sure how to use them in your home, take photos and ask a professional what they think you should do with the items. If you are at an antique store and spot something you like, as the dealer how they think it should be displayed. There are professionals ready to help give you ideas and suggestions.
Look at interior design magazines because reusing and repurposing old furniture is a trend right now. We think it never really went away but according to the experts, it’s the “in” thing right now. Get some ideas on what to do with your pieces that you already own or get ideas on what you could be out looking for.
Keep it simple and keep it classic when choosing old pieces and more importantly, make sure it is something you love and want to keep around for a long time. Make sure it has a purpose in your home as well. And if Grandma’s dining table isn’t your style or you don’t think it will work in your home and lifestyle, consider selling it and giving it a home where it will be cherished more. We don’t think grandma will be too upset.