People don’t really buy vintage bedroom furniture in Australia because they don’t like new items. It’s because they find vintage items to be richer in style and culture. And when you combine this with the fact that they are of exceptional quality, you find yourself getting lured by them. In order to land on to a great deal when it comes to buying vintage items, especially for the bedroom, you will need to know some of the important things to look out for. Here are some helpful tips on finding the best deal;
Always go with your gut. If you feel like a vintage bedroom furniture item is not worth the price or if you don’t quite feel comfortable buying it, don’t. There are plentiful of items in the many furniture shops spread across the expansive Australia to choose from. When considering whether to follow your gut feeling in buying an item or not, know that many items have had previous owners. As such, these items will have odors and stains. Many of these odors and stains will go away after some washing but there are those that won’t go away even after several years.
Vintage items may have been around for several years. Some have been around for far too many years than you have been in existence. This simply means that over that time, the item be it a bed headboard, bed, dressing table or a stool has encountered a fair share of germs. Upon buying such an item, ensure that you wash and disinfect it completely.
Emphasize more on style and class rather than the general outlook of the vintage furniture item that you are buying. These items will have broken edges and faded upholstery. If you were to emphasize on these small details, you will miss the bigger picture hence the best deal. Check whether the item’s frame is proper and strong. If the frame is sturdy and intact, then you can always upholster the item. After all, maybe the style, color and texture of the existing upholstery on your preferred item is not what you want.
Check the type of materials used to make the bedroom furniture before committing to pay for it. It’s hard to find a metal or a plastic bed or headboard dating back 7 decades which can compete with what we have in the market today. However, nothing is as invaluable as a well crafted hardwood item. Hardwood beds, lounge couches and any other vintage bedroom furniture item in any of the shops will last you for a long time. Of course you must check whether the quality corresponds with the type of wood used.
When shopping for the best vintage furniture in Australia, you must know of the jargon that traders and other experts use when transacting. The other important factor to consider is whether the ‘ready to assemble’ items are worth the price asked. Many stores will have a good number of ready to assemble vintage bedroom furniture catalogued; emphasize more on finding already assembled items.