Why Antiques Are Just As Important Today

Antique chair infront of blue antique sideboard

Many fashion trends and interior design fads come and go, but the general want for our homes to be minimalistic is consistent. One reason for this is space – homes are built slightly smaller now, and prices are rising. Many people are in smaller properties, so a streamlined and minimalistic interior design is often top of the list.

With this in mind, antique furniture is not always easy to accommodate. However, just one treasure could set off a home’s look in the simplest of ways. While many are opting for cheaper, throw away pieces of furniture, it has been noted that reliable and solid antique furniture could be the perfect unique addition to reduce the ‘throwaway nation’ concept.


The Covid-19 pandemic has had an undeniable impact on the way we live, with many of us spending a lot more time in our homes and reflecting on our environment. Interior design is certainly no replacement for human interaction, but it can help make our surroundings that bit more special.

The nostalgia that antiques can bring is priceless. The memories and history attached to items that have been around for many years is a precious addition to any home. The pandemic has seen a rise in interest in antique furniture, and it is not likely to decline anytime soon.


While vintage pieces may not immediately fit with your interior design, the unique style and beautiful craftmanship will far outweigh that. A one-off antique item may never be replicated.

The expert craftsmanship that goes into making each antique piece of furniture places it high above cheaply manufactured throwaway goods. The complex structure of antiques is very appealing to the human eye and a distinctive piece is an attractive asset.

The durability and sturdiness of antique furniture are rarely beaten by current-day mass-produced goods. If an antique item is looked after correctly, it can be a stunning piece for hundreds of years that many generations will enjoy.

Recycling and restoring

Recycling is a priority for many homes and businesses and the need for eco-friendly answers will always be urgent. Turning to antiques is an eco-friendly choice as it reduces the need for new, mass-produced furniture, therefore reducing the pressure on the environment.

Restoring antique furniture is a hugely rewarding task. Professional antique furniture restorers can restore the beauty to worn pieces, bringing them new life. This is a form of recycling and will ensure you get the absolute best from your antique. There are many TV shows and internet videos about bringing antique pieces back to life. This is an increasingly integral part of many interior design projects.

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