Updated: 2 days ago
We know that fashions and trends come and go, and I'm not just talking about furniture here.
We smile when we remember the 80s craze for HUGE shoulder pads, the decorating phenomenon that was chintz…..everywhere, even matching wallpaper.
How about Avocado green bathroom suites, "perms", and roll-on lip gloss that looked like you'd spent the entire evening with your head stuck in a family bucket of KFC.
Platform shoes, floral flares, ruffles, "big hair", bubble gum…. The list is endless, and we all raise a whimsical and nostalgic smile when we think of these "vintage" fads; I, for one, am very grateful that time and fashions have moved on. But it now appears that Vintage is back in Vogue.
You just need to put "Vintage" in front of anything, and it will "fly off the shelves". Vintage sweet shops, Vintage tea rooms, Vintage dress shops, Vintage themed weddings and parties….
Again, the list is never-ending, and it's difficult to know if "Vintage" is a fad or here to stay.
Well, for this blog, let's look at furniture and some of the reasons why Vintage Furniture will never be out of fashion:
4. Price point
Let's expand on those points:
The very fact a piece of furniture can be labelled “Vintage”, and is therefore, at least 20 years old, (and that “antique” furniture is at least 90 years old), indicates that these pieces were made of good quality raw materials, or they wouldn’t have stood the test of time. It wasn’t until the 1950s, when the UK demand for affordable furniture increased, that we started to import far more from overseas. This in turn, in some cases, resulted in lower priced (and ultimately lower quality), materials being used. So, by investing in a vintage piece, you are, by definition, buying a quality piece and getting more value for your money.