Why has vintage furniture become so popular?
The price and convenience of buying flat-pack furniture are unlikely to disappear anytime soon. The last few years, however, have seen a surge in the popularity of pre-loved furniture, which allows homeowners to mix styles and do their bit for the environment at the same time.
According to The Times,, vintage furniture has become a status symbol which transcends short-lasting trends. Pre-owned furniture can now be found in the pages of glossy interior magazines and is no longer the preserve of antique market buyers, with many online stores selling everything from a vintage sofa to a cocktail cabinet.
Whether it’s Art Deco or Mid-Century, vintage furniture has a classic design and timeless appeal and can be mixed and matched to add interest. Pairing a vintage sofa with contemporary cushions and a couple of armchairs is a great way of exploring your own personal taste. With a massive range of items available online, whether you’re looking for an antique table or a vintage sofa, there’s bound to be something to catch your eye.
The price of furniture in high street and retail outlet stores reflects the fact that it is not designed to last, whereas pre-loved is sturdy and built to withstand years of use. Although you may pay more for a vintage piece, it is a long-term investment and will be of a higher quality and craftsmanship. This is why classic furniture lasts longer, has less of a carbon footprint and rarely ends up in landfill. It is also likely to be made of less harmful materials, with modern furniture makers often using toxic chemicals in manufacturing.
As well as being sustainable, vintage furniture allows you to have something unique that can’t be found in other houses on your street.