Vintage Halloween Decorations
True vintage Halloween Decorations lovers wouldn’t want a brand-new house full of new furniture if you gave it to them except to sell for cash to buy more old stuff. But, Vintage Halloween decoration with vintage has its cons, pros, and inevitabilities. Here are the few truths about vintage decorating:
You Have to Keep Things Cleaner for Vintage Halloween Decoration
Living with vintage means you need to clean more than people who buy everything new.
When a new house with new stuff gets a little dusty, it just looks a little dusty.
When an older house with Vintage Halloween Decoration stuff gets dusty, it doesn’t just look old and dusty. It looks older and dirty. Even if it doesn’t to you, it will to your guests. They’ll imagine a moldy, musty smell and years worth of caked on grime even when it’s nothing five minutes and a feather duster can’t fix.
You Won’t Always Save Money
Buying Vintage Halloween Decoration even buying antiques often expenses a lot less than shopping a list or equipment store, but not always. It depends on what you buy and how much work it needs.
Consider vintage upholstery, for example. If the piece needs new springs, new cushions, new padding, and new fabric, the final cost may total more than a low to average quality new piece.
So, is it worth it?
perhaps, if you chose a high-quality portion with good lines and a sturdy frame. But, what if your goal is saving money in addition to getting a great Vintage Halloween Decoration look? Choose a piece with usable fabric or one you can reupholster yourself.
Some People Will Assume You’re Broke (or Cheap)
When you shop for furnishings at estate sales, flea markets, thrift stores, and yard sales, some people in your life will inevitably assume you’re broke. But, they’ll assume that even if you buy your Vintage Halloween Decoration stuff from 1stdibs and swanky antique shops, so ignore them.
Just say “thanks, but no thanks” when your aunt tells you about the easy financing on an 18-piece matching set at the cheap furniture chain. And, absolutely refuse when a friend offers you last season’s cover catalog-store console. You know, the one her kid decorated with magic markers. In her mind, it’s still better than your old stuff.
A Time Capsule Can Be a Prison
When your house or favorite furnishings reflect a particular period or style, it’s easy to slip into time capsule mode. At first you’re just excited about finding more of whatever it is you have/love, but soon you start to feel like you can’t mix in anything else. Talk about taking the joy out of Vintage Halloween Decorations.
Remember, you don’t live in a museum or on a stage set.
Let’s say you buy a 1970’s modern home (complete with diagonal wood siding on the exterior) and find a retro-delicious pit group (that’s period speak for sectional) for the sunken living room. Does that limit you to polyester shag and string art when it’s time to accessorize?
There’s no reason in the world not to lay a Danish Modern Rya rug on the floor and hang a six-panel Japanese screen on the big wall. If it looks good together and you like it, you can do it.