Antiques can be a wonderful investment, if you know how to choose the right one. If you are smart when buying them, antiques can bring you years of enjoyment and be an intelligent choice for your future, too.
Properly purchased, an antique can hold its value or increase in value over the years. When new furniture leaves the store, it becomes just “used furniture” and immediately drops in value.
One of the joys of buying antiques is that you get to live with them. Be sure to choose something that will work for you, but don’t limit your choices. Think in terms of pairs of chairs instead of a sofa or several small tables instead of one single coffee table. Part of the joy of antiques is the fact that they can add their great own style and a certain uniqueness to any dcor.
The investment is in the buying, they say, and that is definitely true with antiques. Research any piece before you buy it. Look online or in antique shops to compare prices on similar items. Don’t forget to visit consignment shops that carry vintage items, too.