The return of vintage
With environmentalism becoming one of the mainstream topics these days, the interest for sustainable furniture and décor is skyrocketing. Promoting responsible environmental behavior inside your home has long surpassed the talks about chemicals and food and is now tapping into the realms of objects, materials and paints. The growing popularity of vintage furniture and décor among the Millennial generation is lighting the way ahead.
There are a couple of reasons why vintage furniture and décor are becoming a solution for many and since this trend is only expected to grow as we move forward, here are some insights on the future of this vintage trend.
Environmental concerns are being met
Over the past couple of decades, we’ve seen fast furniture taking over the industry. Cheap and handy, the disposable flatpacks gradually crept into our lives promising simple and carefree solutions to our changing lifestyle needs.
With mobility on the rise, it is tempting to look at furniture as a temporary solution; objects of function, built to last a couple of years before being discarded. But with the pressure of the environment, this mindset has produced over the years are adding up. We can no longer turn our heads away and pretend that this is a sustainable practice. More and more, people are turning to antique and vintage items to decorate their homes as these items have been proven to last and have no impact on the environment.
Vintage is kind to the planet
Opting for vintage means making use of what’s already there. It means paying homage to the skills of the yesteryears’ craftsmen and embracing quality that stood the test of time. By choosing vintage we are not only recycling but also getting our hands on the furniture that will last for decades, so no more pressure on the landfills.
Empowering personal expression
Vintage furniture and décor can be a powerful ally for fighting sameness. These pieces are not only rare (sometimes even unique), but they also allow for experimentation and personalization. With a touch of paint or a simple upholstery job, you can turn a drab thrift into a collectible.
It’s about the story
Vintage furniture comes with a story. Discovering a remarkable history of the object brings the thrill and makes us appreciate it even more. We favor vintage and antique home decorating trends that favor authenticity and imperfection.
Promoting calm and lived-in feel
Worn pieces with patina and small scratches make us feel relaxed about how we live in our homes. Reminding us that nothing is too precious, they bring ease and acceptance of the natural decay of things.
Good for the wallet
Depending on what you are looking for and how patient and dedicated you are in your search, vintage and antique pieces can cost anything from a dime to a fortune. But what is certain is the fact that they do hold the value and the superior quality of their build.