So, you’ve decided to include some vintage pieces in your home décor, but what constitutes genuine vintage? How is a vintage piece of furniture any different from another piece? Let’s find out.
Vintage should refer to anything between 30 to 100 years old. Any older and you’re in the realms of antique, and anything newer than 30 years will fall into the retro category. A piece of furniture from the 1990s is considered ‘used.’
Being old is not considered enough to be in the vintage category. To be considered vintage, a piece of fashion, art, furniture, or anything must be an example of a defining style of that time. It doesn’t have to have been an expensive or designer brand item; it just needs to exemplify the defining style of that era. To see a Vintage Style Sofa to suit your style, visit vintagesofawarehouse.co.uk/collections/brand-new-individually-designed-range-new-vintage-style-sofa-range
Why is the vintage look so popular?
It gives your décor a unique look, different from the mass-produced off-the-shelf furniture of today. These unique pieces are less common and aren’t seen as often. Mass-produced items at the time were still relatively rare as many would have broken or been thrown away. This makes them unusual and allows you to design your own with individuality.
It’s fun to decorate with vintage items. You can focus on a single era and display only items from that time or mix and match from different periods to create a balanced, harmonious, and exciting style. If the objects share a theme or colour, you can achieve a great look even with pieces from different times.