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6 Telltale Signs That Vintage Home Decor Is Right For You

6 Telltale Signs That Vintage Home Decor Is Right For You

So, you love the idea of vintage home decor. Your friend has this incredible ability to walk into a thrift store and pull out the hidden gems. Her home is full of such treasures and the result is stunning. But who has the time to hunt and dig, to wipe off the dust and uncover the gold? It can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack sometimes. Let’s be real… vintage decorating is great ‘n all, but it can also require more patience than any of us have most days.

We’re here to take the stress out of decorating your home, so our Holistic Habitat team is happy to share that  we’ve done the hunting for you!Our selection ofvintage finds is growing and changing every day as we get ready for our (now) monthly vintage collection updates. We’re out there getting our hands dirty so that you don’t have to.  We upcycle items often destined for the landfill to bring you socially and environmentally conscious treasures. And we think you’re going to love them at least as much as we do. 

Not sure if vintage home decor is right for you? Well, we happened to notice that many of our wonderful customers share a certain set of preferences and values that naturally lend them to appreciating vintage finds. Read on to find out if you’re one of them… 

1)You have a tendency to stray from the norm.

Do you consider yourself to be a decorative deviant who wants something that no one else has? When you’re on the hunt for a unique treasure, you want to break away from the same ol’ same ol’.  You likely have an enviable eye for detail. You know an exceptional one-of-a-kind piece when you see one.  Your personal style is more about filling your home with cozy charm and well-loved character than about acquiring the latest trendy items to hit the Target shelves (that your mom and your BFF probably own, too). Maybe you’re not about that cookie-cutter style, and that’s okay. It’s not for everyone. Vintage home decor is all about a beautiful blend of the new with the old. And so are we.

2) Your socially conscious values are a big deal to you.

We’ve all heard it said that our homes should be a reflection of who we are (and we couldn’t agree more). We also believe that our homes should reflectour values.  For the socially conscious consumer, it matters to you that the companies you purchase from have social change at their core.  We’re well-aware that our customers are highly intelligent, so you already know that you vote for change with your “dolla dolla bills” every single day. With this in mind, we’re careful to source our hand-curated vintage home decor from people who share our mission to make the world a better place. When you welcome home a piece of ourvintage collection, you can trust that your purchase has made a difference. And doesn’t THAT feel good?!?

3) You love weaving a bit of history into your modern world.

Whether you’re a closet history buff or just a sucker for a good story, fresh vintage picks lend more than a little depth and character to your space.  The joy in vintage decorating for you is in repurposing a timeless piece that others might have discarded or overlooked.  I’m willing to bet that you brake for yard sales. A bohemian eclectic vibe is probably your jam. You take pleasure in knowing that you’ve surrounded yourself with well-loved items that connect you to the past (in a good way). Maybe it’s a family heirloom that’s been passed down through the generations. Maybe it’s a piece of memorabilia that takes you back to your favorite childhood vacation. Or maybe it’s just a little something special that caught your eye, something with incredible interest that brings with it an untold story. There’s just something that feels so right about surrounding yourself with history (without having to move into a museum). 

4) You’re obsessed with gorgeously curated sustainable spaces.

If you’re anything like Rachael and me, you could get lost for hours “oooh-ing” and “ahhh-ing” over home design photos on Instagram. You love the playful, creative look of just the right color combinations. Layers of pattern and texture spark joy in your heart.  You’re instinctively drawn to a fusion of old and new.  You gravitate towards handmade and eco-friendly home decor. Your friends probably comment on your remarkable knack for being able to transform any room into an inviting retreat. You have that special touch when it comes to uncovering one-of-a-kind vintage goodness in a sea of junk. (And we’ll give you bonus points if you take it home and put a plant in it.) I mean, it’s quite possible that you were an interior designer in a past life. You never know.

5) You care about how a product impacts the world we live in.

You’ve done your homework. You already know about the effects of manufacturing on the environment. You know about the devastating effects of industry-related pollution. The “out with the old, in with the new” lifestyle comes with a huge environmental price to pay.  Our landfills show the impossible-to-ignore signs of a throwaway society that has taken “disposable” too far.  You’ve resolved within yourself to do your part to change that. You recycle. You upcycle. And you do your best to reduce your footprint on our precious Mother Earth. You like to know where a product comes from, how it was made, and by whom. You look for terms like “ethically made”, “eco-friendly”, and “sustainable” when you do your shopping. And we love you even more because of it.

6) You believe in giving back.

If you’ve been hanging out with us for a while now, then you already know thatgiving back is at the core of what we do… the very reason that Holistic Habitat exists. We donate 15% of our profit to causes that we believe are making the world a better place.  When you shop from our selection of upcycled one-of-a-kind treasures, you’re voting to give back, too.  Our vintage home decor items have been hand-picked from sources that also give back to their communities and charitable causes. Then we pay it forward by supporting the education of children in Guamatala. We support kids with disabilities and Down’s Syndrome, battered women, Alzheimer’s patients, and more. We’re not just talking about giving back, we’re really doing it. And you’re a big part of making that happen.

Adding layers of unique interest to your home environment by choosing eco-friendly, sustainable home decor is where it’s at, my friends. Let’s shop with our hearts first and, together, I know we’ll play a role in changing lives and the world we live in for the better.

*Some of the vintage you see in these photos is still available but, get ready for our FRESH DROP OF VINTAGE coming to you on 02/29/2020!

 

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