Modern decorative styles are constantly changing and the looks and fashions that were in vogue only a few years ago will have shifted on to be replaced with something else. One of the constant replacements for each successive new trend is a reversion back to the more traditional style. Something evoking the Edwardian and Victorian eras keeps making their marks on homes in the modern era with new takes on these old styles being seen. Things such as the use of old steamer trunks from these past eras being used as tables and storage trunks combined is hardly new but they are being joined by other features such as Victorian illustrative prints and wallpapers and updated versions of period furniture.
Not only do the older styles of furniture provide a point of interest in the room to look at but, in a lot of cases , they also come with interesting back stories. Old wooden trunks were once used as items of luggage and this immediately suggests that they have travelled pretty extensively. In many cases the people who could afford to do this travel were the rich and famous so it is not uncommon to pick up an old wooden trunk that once belonged to someone of some repute.
Although the fact that an old piece of furniture might have belonged to someone who was known might be an interesting fact, it does not necessarily mean that it will also be worth a significant amount of money. That will still come down to the quality of the piece and the condition it has been kept in.
Placing these older items in the room can almost immediately transform it with the age of the furniture providing a certain degree of distinction and refinement. Using them sparingly and placing them with a little bit of thought can result in a room that looks and feels more comfortable and cosy. It is a fashion trend that will keep coming back so it may be used at virtually any time.