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Video: Second-hand Decoration To Combine Beauty And Durability
We all visited beautiful houses, with elegant and ultra modern decor, breathtaking! We have a lot of articles dedicated to beautiful architectural houses revealing the refined taste of their owners, or rather designers. But today our editorial staff pays special attention to another type of housing - those whose inhabitants have opted for second-hand decoration. This is one of the major trends for home decor according to Pinterest. In fact, the second-hand goods market has experienced a real craze in recent years, and not only among modest households. Do you want to know why? Find out all the reasons in this article.
Second-hand decoration - a concept beyond interior design
You might be wondering why we devoted this article to used interior design? Prepare for a surprise! According to Pinterest, second-hand decoration, based on the philosophy of responsible consumption, is shaping up to be a hit in interior design for 2020!
Perhaps you are not very surprised, because these movements which advocate the development of new habits of responsible consumption, more respectful of the environment, are not new. They have their raison d'être. They are a kind of logical continuation of the process of redefining the relations between humanity and the environment which has been relevant for some time. And it is becoming more and more relevant because of overconsumption, the short lifespan of products and waste - in short, the bad habits that are being denounced these days.
These bad habits of overconsumption that we have acquired, guided by incentives to make impulse purchases, addiction to online shopping, are leading us not only towards financial disaster, but also environmental! In the end, we risk reaching the point of chronic debt where everything we earn is spent in advance. And that's not the worst! Almost everything that we buy ends up becoming waste sooner or later! The overproduction of waste is the worst part!
This is how we arrived at the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle, a necessity born out of the need for alternatives to our consumption pattern. But realizing the problem is only the first step in the right direction. The second is the change in attitude.
Focus on sustainable use put into practice in terms of interior decoration
To show you this awareness put into practice, we have chosen to show you two houses. These are spaces that have character. They have a special atmosphere, marked by the expression of the individuality of their inhabitants. These spaces not only tell a story, but also discover a whole philosophy - that of responsible consumption on which the lifestyle of their owners is based.
The first house is in Victoria, Australia, with a living area of 180 square meters. It is inhabited by a family who left Melbourne when its members realized they were anxiously waiting for the weekends to flee the big city. The family bought this old house in Victoria over 100 years old, and have spent the last seven years giving it a makeover to their liking.
A house that tells the story of the family that lives there …
A giant fig of violin leaves stands guard outside the front door of the house. Their daughter's dollhouse and rocking horse are patiently waiting outside the front door.
The living room is a welcoming, light and airy space. The old wooden fireplace is a real eye-catcher and acts as a focal point in the room.
The natural fibers of the baskets and the plant invite nature inside the house. Vintage finds are the spices that give this house the unique taste. The eclectic decor we have invited borrows elements from different styles, textures and eras.
This wooden bar delimits the kitchen area and the living room area. Not all bar stools are the same, but this perfectly complements the spirit of freedom that the swing brings.
The bentwood chairs perfectly complement the restored old table and the vintage printed canvas by Vladimir Tretchikoff.
The kitchen is just as eclectic as the rest of the house, with this iconic round window serving as a portal, through which the seasons enter the house, and representing a sort of round frame that surrounds nature's masterpieces.
A DIY desk with a wooden countertop bought from a local hardware store, and legs from an Ikea store. Congratulations! Good work !
Look at the shabby chic style garden table and chairs in metal colored in white paint with patina. Very romantic !
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Another house whose decoration invites you to read between the lines …
The second story is that of a charming house built in the 1920s. Rented and decorated by a young girl who, thanks to her taste and the love she has invested in it, has transformed it into a comfortable and relaxing space.. It's very difficult to say, in fact, which element of the decoration impressed us the most. Here you can find furniture, artwork, accessories, most of which are from eBay and Gumtree, flea markets and charity stores.
The chairs were upholstered by the tenant's mother, and some illustrations were done by the tenant herself.
As a tenant, she was not able to do significant renovations, but what she managed to do: the choice and renovation of furniture, her works of art shine in this space.
The style is eclectic like in the first house we visited virtually. We can find symbolic meaning in certain elements of the decoration which complement each other. For example in the bedroom: the photo of bare skin above the bed and the leather armchair, the still life drawing and the vase of flowers…
All these little decoration details create that special atmosphere that we talked about at the start. They evoke stories, memories of moments, tastes, scents, images, faces that are brought back to life.
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So if you wanted to know which trends are seen as big interior design favorites in 2020, this is what we saw in our crystal ball! We hope that the images we have sifted through have enabled you to see the beauty behind the traces of used decoration and to inspire you. In short, if you are looking for ideas to spruce up your home on a budget, you just have to love scavenger hunting at local flea markets and online. The choice is practically unlimited!