In with the new, in with the old! The hunt for vintage décor is a trend that has never gone out of style. Incorporating antiques into your home will not only bring an element of eclecticism to your space, but by marrying different décor styles, you’ll add a bit of history to your home.
I turn to Craigslist when I’m on the hunt for unique furniture. There are always amazing listings for campaign dressers, bamboo side chairs and retro bar carts.
The most wonderful thing is that there are new items added constantly. So if you miss out on a piece, there’s bound to be another before you know it. With Craigslist, you’re not committed to buying the piece right away. You can go look at the furniture and decide then—big plus! And you can often haggle with the buyer to find a price that works for the both of you.
Local Resale Shops
One of my favorite things to do is to drive around on a free day and hit up all the resale shops in my area. The best shops are the ones that are packed to the brim, full of odds and ends and miscellaneous collections. Part of the adventure lies in not knowing what you’ll find. But, chances are you’ll go home with a hidden gem. You can even let the owners know what you’re on the hunt for and they can call you if they get it in.
Sure the website is known for handcrafted art and jewelry, but Etsy also specializes in vintage furniture, décor, lighting—you name it. Etsy is very specific and all about search terms. If you’re looking for furniture, be sure to shop your location (you can potentially save on shipping costs if the seller agrees to letting you pick up the piece). If you’re browsing for smaller pieces, make sure you’re looking under the vintage tab. Search for terms such as lacquer, bamboo, mid-century modern, brass, etc.
One Kings Lane
One Kings Lane (OKL) is one of the most well-reputed, online marketplaces for designers. Especially OKL’s Vintage Boutique Shop. Every week new items are added to the site, giving you something to look forward to! With the website’s high traffic, items tend to sell rather quickly. My advice? Go ahead and download the phone app so you have on-the-go access.
This post was written by Erica.