Vintage furniture is something that many people take pride in owning and even collecting if they have an extreme interest. It is stylish and can have a nice aura that it gives off to place the owners in an era of time that they may have a passion for but were not lucky enough to live during that time period to experience everything that it has to offer. Instead, they can live and embrace it through their home decor.
Different time periods gave rise to different styles of furniture that are now being sold in many places both online and in stores or even flea markets where people are able to score a good deal. There are many different styles of furniture such as the Victorian age during the 1800′s with display cases and wooden trunks being the focus. Another famous type is the Rococo style which is mainly geared towards the beds or even chairs.
There can be a few different materials that are used when creating furniture in a vintage style. Some of the common types include wrought iron and aluminum for primary types including head boards, foot boards, and chairs. Some of the vintage furniture is crafted in wood and these can include both oak and pine among many others.
Costs and Prices
Prices on vintage furniture can vary depending on where it is purchased, the item, the materials it is made out of, and the style it has been crafted in along with the condition. Something like a book case made out of cherry wood may be around $150 while something else like a rug that has been an original in a material such as aubergine will probably cost around $5,000. The price is dependent on how far you are willing to go in ensuring the vintage feel is present in your home.
Originals and Reproductions
Vintage furniture is not always the original. Sometimes it is reproduced by someone to make it look as if it was an original in an attempt to replicate the exquisite work that has gone into creating the originals. Sometimes reproductions can be ideal for someone who is looking to get the same look without needing to spend too much money on the originals.
Buying at a local dealer and online
You can buy vintage furniture both online and from a dealer. Online is quite convenient because it can cause you to have an extensive selection that isn’t possible to obtain from your home town. One drawback to this is if you have a reason to question whether it is authentic and an actual piece of vintage furniture or simply a reproduction. You wouldn’t want to pay top dollar for something that isn’t an original. This is the advantage to using a local dealer. You can inspect the piece of furniture to ensure its authenticity.
How to select the right type for your home interior decorations
Your vintage furniture may be able to make your home look quite unique but in order to make it the best possible you will want to ensure that the decor in your home matches it to give a total feeling of being vintage. You may want to pick items that have very bright patterns and complement it with white paint in order to give a retro or antique feeling. The design that is done needs to be on an individual basis that is in conjunction with the style of vintage furniture that you have decided to accentuate your home with.
How to beautify it with artwork and clocks, mirrors.
Some of the best ways to complement the vintage furniture is to add some decorations such as artwork that comes from the time period the furniture is from. Clocks can always be a simple way to accentuate the feeling of the room. Although many people don’t enjoy looking at themselves in the mirror, adding one in a convenient location has the possibility of changing the entire feel of a room.