7 Tips for Furnishing with Auction Finds
At some point, we've all been there: You're on your own, an independent adult at last. You rented or bought a place of your own, turned the key, opened the door, let out a big sigh of relief (oh sweet freedom), and looked around at your humble abode. Only then do you realize, your place is completely empty.
Do you remember the feeling you got in that moment? You look around and realize you've taken for granted simple household items your entire life. Furnishing your new place is full of ups and downs. One minute you're channeling your inner Joanna Gaines, and the next you're like a deer in the headlights when the cashier tells you your total at Home Goods.
Finding the furnishings of your dreams for your new place can be outrageously expensive, but it doesn't have to be! Online estate and personal property auctions provide high-quality items for your home from appliances to decor. Want to know the best part? The bidding starts as low as $2.50! Still, it can seem overwhelming to say the least. That's why we are sharing a few of our best tips for furnishing your home with auction finds below!
7 Tips for Furnishing with Auction Finds:
1. Mix and match your style
Eclectic decor is all the rage these days. Maybe you've seen a perfectly curated mix of mid-century modern meets early 1900's with a touch of unique heirloom pieces on Pinterest or Instagram and wondered where to find pieces for your home like that. Auctions! Each estate or personal property auction has a style of its own. Buy a few pieces at a time from different auctions and you'll curate your own perfect style in no time.
2. Don't be afraid to pair new with old
A home full of antiques isn't your style? No problem. You can still find those quality pieces, such as a sturdy wooden desk at an auction, then pair it with a new leather office chair, a stylish rug, and sleek shelving. Keep an open mind to mixing and matching new and old styles and the possibilities are endless!
3. Be patient
It probably won't all come together overnight. Make a list of the things you need, prioritize your purchases, and be patient on holding out for the right pieces. You might not find exactly what you're looking for in one auction, but there's always another!
4. Up-cycle outdated pieces
Have an imagination and have fun with it! A piece of furniture may not be exactly what you had in mind, but wood can be painted and chairs can be reupholstered. A fresh coat of paint or a fun new fabric can make all the difference! And who doesn't love a good DIY Saturday project?
5. Save a buck buying the basics
Silverware, microwaves, coffee pots, toasters, utensils, pots, pans, and all the other basic essentials can be picked up at auctions. Have you heard the saying, "they sure don't make 'em like that anymore?" Well, that's true about a lot of things you'll need in your home.
6. Purchase unique pieces
Seek out those one-of-a-kind items that will make your friends and family green with envy when they walk through your door. For example, a large floral painting, an oriental rug, or a Victorian wing-back chair. Auctions are the perfect place to find show-stopping items for your home that you just can't find anywhere else.
7. Keep an open mind
Sometimes, you don't even know what you're looking for. Scroll through all the auction lots and wait for something to jump out at you! The right additions to your home always will.
We hope these tips helped take some of the weight off your shoulders! See what's for sale, place your bids, and start furnishing with your auction finds at www.BidDynamic.com