Planning and creating a design scheme for a house can be overwhelming. One of the most frustrating things in this process is the limited selection of new furniture stores. So often they do not have what you need, or what fits your style. The problem that many furniture stores seem to miss is that no one style fits all. A great solution to your furniture woes is to look into antique and retro furniture. Antique retro furniture has been around for years and comes in many different styles and flavors. Why would you want to go to a “one size fits all” store when you can get something perfectly fit to your need and taste?
Looking for antique retro furniture is much more of an adventure than ordinary furniture shopping. The reason is that there is no one stop destination for antique retro furniture. This means you may end up going all over town, to auction sites, joining clubs on the internet and even making special “antiquing” trips to find those special pieces that you just can’t do without. Don’t feel too bad if you find that antiquing to find antique retro furniture becomes one of your favorite pastimes. You will be joining millions around the world in a quest for quality and style.
One of the reasons retro antiques are becoming so popular is because of the resurgence of their clean lines, contemporary styles and simple elegance. One of the great things about fashion is that it comes back around every so often. Things that used to be unpopular or outdated are brought out of the cobwebs, dusted off and fit into new exciting designs. The styles of the forties, fifties, sixties, and seventies are now considered classic by collectors everywhere.
This coincides with the revival of architectural styles from these same periods. Over the past five years there has been a major revival of fifties styles. This in turn launched many to begin searching for as much retro antique furniture they could lay their hands on. Its been quite unexpected the amount of enthusiasm that has come out of this revival of retro antiques. For many collectors it is more than a hobby, it is an entire lifestyle. This lifestyle includes everything from fashion to the type of houses they buy.
It may be an excellent idea to coincide your redecorating with some minor home remodeling or with getting a new home. If the time is right to purchase a home, then you could do no better than a retro house from this classic time period. The important things to look for are the same in furniture and in architecture. You need to look for the highest quality. That means that retro antique furniture and retro houses should share a high durability and attention to detail. Another important thing to look for is the elegance and clean uncluttered feeling that the retro antique furniture has. The closer to the era of fifties that you stay, the less trouble you will have with achieving these goals. Just remember the two main goals of retro antique furniture hunting are…
Stay on budget and have fun.