1). Never disregard places like eBay
This may seem obvious, but I’m always surprised when someone has spent hundreds of pounds on a new piece of furniture that looks like an exact double of a vintage piece. Don’t get me wrong – you can get burnt shopping for vintage online. My eye for detail is a little blurry, and I have been known to accidentally buy dolls house furniture on occasion. But if you’re a bit more on the ball than myself, you can come away with some real bargains. My favourite three pieces in my flat are all from eBay, and not one cost over £100 (and the dolls house furniture looks divine next to them).
2). If you’re feeling unsure about your knowledge, don’t worry about it
Furniture has a great and varied history, and no one is expecting you to know everything. Besides, learning is half of the fun. I have a real love for programmes like Salvage Hunters with…