Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hop In A Time Machine By Getting Vintage In Your Home


Getting the theme in your home right is one of the best things you can do. Everything slots into place once you know the look you’re after. There are many options out there, and a little research will show you what they are. We’re going to take a look at how to make the vintage look work in your home. We can learn a lot from the generations that came before us. Home decor is no different. Trends come and go, and the same can be said for decoration styles. But, it’s important you know where to find the perfect vintage pieces. This guide should push you in the right direction!

AUCTIONS

The first stop for your vintage needs should be an auction. There are some beautiful pieces, waiting for discovery. All you need to do is find out where your nearest auction house is. Bear in mind that it’s easy to get carried away at auctions. You find the piece you want and get sucked into a bidding war. Before you know it, you’ve paid well above the odds. One way to avoid this is to set yourself a budget. Whatever you do, don’t go over! It’s also worth finding out what your chosen pieces are worth. Most auction houses allow you to view items before the event. Take the opportunity to research the articles that interest you. Then, you’ll have a better idea of when to stop bidding.

CHARITY SHOPS

Many people forget that charity shops are a fantastic option for vintage shopping. If you’re looking to stock your home, it might be worth heading to a furniture particular charity shop. There are many out there, but you might need to search for them! If not, you can still find some fantastic pieces in charity shops local to you. Many more people are aware of the value of vintage objects now. For that reason, it may take longer to come across the perfect piece. Even so, it’s worth checking. You never know what you might find!


SPECIALISTS

If you’re after a particular piece, you might need to turn to a company that specializes in vintage furniture. Research to find companies that offer what you need. If you want vintage lighting or furniture, this might be the best option. Buying from specialists also means you can get what you want with little effort. If you don’t have time to visit auctions, this could be a better choice. You can also assure the quality of your pieces this way. Bear in mind, though, that you’ll pay more for this service.


RE-PURPOSING

If you fancy a little make do and mend, why not re-purpose your current furniture into a vintage style? To achieve the right image, develop your knowledge of how vintage pieces look. If you think you’re up to the challenge, you could have a lot of fun. You could even mix modern with vintage to create an image unique to you. Who says you have to stick with tradition?

Here are just some ways on how you can add a vintage feel in your home. What is your favorite vintage item in the home? Comment down below!

xoxo,
Therese

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