Lilith Yevseyeva. Accessories. November 23rd , 2017.
Many Americans dont know the true difference between "antique" and "vintage" home accessories and decor. Whether its furniture, wall art or a random knick-knack, not all home accessories can be classified as an "antique," even if it at an antique store, nor is everything vintage, or even retro, for that matter. Heres the low down on the differences between "antique," "vintage," "retro," or "collectible" home decor. Any item that is a minimum of 100 years of age is considered an "antique." This applies to furniture, clothing, home accessories, paintings, old farm equipment-you name it. If it at least 100 (but no, you great great aunt does not count,) then it an antique.
Many people around the United States are opting to swap out their foreign-made furniture, home accessories and other home decor items for locally made or made in the U.S.A. products. Unfortunately, dependence on foreign products has resulted in some shoddy workmanship for certain (but not all) products that are now being made (again) in the good ol U.S. of A. Here the low down on American-made home accessories and decor, including what you should look for and what you should steer clear of. Were all familiar with that little oval circle that says something along the lines of made in China, Taiwan, Thailand or some other far off exotic place. Many people today flip an item over and if they see that little sticker, or any other notion that the product has been made outside of the U.S.A., they set it down and walk away.
Home decor is made up from various types of material like wood, natural fibers, metal and glass. But before selecting decor accessories for home one has to be very careful. Select items that go well with your rooms theme and interiors. Buy a home decorative item that is elegant, beautiful and gives best look to your home. Apart from giving enchanting and elegant look to your house, home decor items also emits positive energy bringing peace and property in house. Home decor accessories can also be bought online if you do not have enough time to go personally to local stores. Online shopping is one of the best and most reliable ways of shopping. There are so many online furniture stores from where you can buy assorted modern as well as traditional home decor accessories with exclusive discounts. You can also send them as gifts to your dear ones form any corner of the world. Few of them also offers free shipping to various corner of the worlds on purchased of widely popular products.
Finally, the word retro has also been thrown into the mix. Retro is a bit more easy to define, as the vast majority of people believe and accept that this particular term applies to items made during the 1950s. Though some believe that it refers to items that are between 50 and 99 years old, for example: it may also apply to items that are Art Deco in style, (which was during the 1930s). Examples of retro furniture include mid century modern furniture and home decor. The truth is, unless there are papers or some other form of verification such as personal knowledge and a maker mark, it can be difficult to know exactly when an item was manufactured unless you are looking for a specific item that you have thoroughly researched. Even still, it easy to be fooled. Look for reputable dealers, especially when looking for furniture or legitimate artwork and other wall decor pieces, as you don want to pay big bucks for a big fake. If youre ever unsure, get in touch with a professional to come and evaluate the validity of the piece before you purchase.
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