Favorite Things: Vintage Furniture

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March 18, 2021

There are few things in this world that are as stressful and dreadful as moving. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t absolutely hate moving, but there are a few perks to the time-consuming transition.

When I first moved to Atlanta for work about a year ago, I was living alone. It was great and I loved it, but I didn’t have as much time (and money) to dedicate to decorating the place. Now that my sister has moved to town, I needed to get a bigger place, which opened up the opportunity for a little creative home decor.

One thing that we both really love is a chic vintage couch. You know, those long velvet, tufted sofas. I think they are so elegant and can really bring something special to a room. Nothing is worse than beige and brown cookie cutter furniture, and a vintage couch is always a great conversation piece.

So we began our hunt for a vintage couch. Let me just tell you, these pieces are not easy to find on a budget. You might think that used = affordable, but you’d be wrong. Most of the couches we liked were well over $1,000, and we weren’t about to cut in to our wine fund. So we scoured the city–from antique shops to thrift shops to garage sales and more–until we finally came across a light blue couch made in the 1970’s. It was modeled after the kind of thing we were looking for and was certainly close enough for our purposes. So we decided to take advantage of the fact that the seller offered to bring it to us free of charge and purchased it without even seeing it in person.

blue, vintage couch{my local vintage find}

Both my sister and I were pleasantly surprised with the look and condition of the couch. We are now slowly bringing everything together and making our new apartment feel like home. One thing I think is important to point out is that when decorating with vintage furniture, it is important to create a balance between old and new. We scored a couple other vintage pieces, but will mix them with new items like an ottoman that also opens up for storage.

Do you like vintage pieces? Have you ever scored an amazing find? Where did you get it?