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Four tips when buying vintage furniture

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There’s something really appealing about vintage pieces. Whether preloved furniture or vintage accessories, they add character to your interior, are friendly to the environment, and often cheaper. When carefully cared for, they can also make excellent investments. However, buying the right pieces can often be daunting, especially if you’re not the type who enjoys scouring shops for elusive treasure.

How do you know that it is a good piece and well worth its price?

1. Find and visit good sources

Explore your community for vintage furniture stores. Try going to an area with older homes. You can also head to auctions, flea markets, and estate sales. Once you have located some good sources, make friends with the vendors, as they can provide you with useful information and let in you into markdowns.

2. Look for those with good bones

Choose pieces with sturdy frames. For instance, drawers must slide out easily and plastic pieces shouldn't be on the verge of cracking.

3. Buy those you are passionate about

Do not buy in the hope of making money out of it. Instead, buy what you are passionate about. Allow yourself to be excited with your collection.

4. Be selective

Every era has its share of high and poorly made furniture. Avoid inferior materials and those with poor craftsmanship. Quality is of much importance when choosing vintage pieces.

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