You don’t have to be a home décor expert to know that the rustic and vintage home decor never go out of style, nor does the look of distressed antique furniture. In fact, it may look better with time.
You will find that it can be difficult to find a rustic one-of-a-kind piece that's still in good or working condition. It can also be very expensive to get an antique piece. This is where replicas or ready-made distressed furniture comes in. You can also opt for hand-made furniture which tend to have imperfections that adds character to the piece.
WHICH HOME INTERIOR STYLE USES DISTRESSED FURNITURE?
Distressed furniture is sought after for eclectic, shabby chic, farmhouse, bohemian and industrial style homes. These styles have been around for a long time and is still a go to style for a cosy and elegant home. The rustic look also fits into the ever-so-popular Scandinavian and Contemporary style. The look of distressed furniture provides a lived in and homely look. Most distressed furniture also age well with time, comparing to a clean minimalist look that will lose its charm when nicks and scratches start to appear over time.
Here are some examples of distressed furniture in various home interior styles and decor. Can you spot the distressed and rustic furniture in these rooms?
WHERE TO PURCHASE DISTRESSED FURNITURE IN SINGAPORE?
The most affordable place to purchase distressed furniture is through 2nd hand thift stores which are available online but it will be hard to find the exact style and look that you are looking for.
There are a few furniture stores in Singapore that has distressed furniture, either real antiques or replicas are available. A tip is to avoid mass-produced furniture as you may see the same piece in your neighbours home, and this takes away from the uniqueness of distressed and vintage looking furniture.
Here are some hidden gem stores that you can consider:
2nd Hand Store - https://www.hocksiong.com.sg/
Distressed furniture & hand made furniture: https://www.nookandcranny.com/
Chinese Antiques: https://www.limslegacy.com/