Green is one of the most popular colors of this season and so is vintage furniture and decor for you savvy homeowners and home renters! Aluminum, glass and plastic, so 10 years ago, we are in the future here, let’s dive in. Combining the new with the old is a pastime of many, but there are some who find it easier to just buy what’s on the front of a catalog, it takes the thinking out of it, it’s much easier that way! For those who enjoy using that thing inside their brain creatively there is such an array of environmentally friendly paths to choose from. Vintage is a path worth venturing.
So you think a used sofa is gross and would rather spend a massive amount more on a brand new one? Well maybe it is gross sometimes, but why not take that amazing used sofa, that your kind of grossed out by, to your amazing upholstery person and have it customized just for you? Gross no more. In a matter of a few days or weeks, voila, a “green” sofa just for you, although it may have stories to tell you might be glad you can’t hear about! Finding vintage furniture in pristine condition can be hard to find and when you do it will usually come with a heftier price tag, but still typically less than some of the popular furniture houses.
Not everyone is a vintage furniture kind of person, you’re forgiven, but rethinking the items you purchase and where and how it is made is a very big deal when it comes to the environment. Researching the different companies and how they handle the assembly as well as materials used is very important. There are also lots of companies who up-cycle and reuse materials to create mind-boggling designs that will blow your mind. If you have an eye and time to go on the hunt for vintage furnishings it can be very rewarding and very green!