Buying furniture and decorative items for your new home can be one of the
most important and enjoyable parts of house buying and home making.
Buying furniture and decorative items for your new home can be one of the most important and enjoyable parts of house buying and home making. However it can be tricky to find the right look and there can be a tight budget after buying a property, which can limit your scope and style.
Many people simply never think of furnishing their homes from auction rooms – with their ideas on salesrooms often based on a number of false pre-conceptions. Buying at auction is so different to buying from shops but it can save you thousands of pounds and also become an enjoyable and creative hobby which will stay with you all your life.
Contrary to what people think most antique furniture is incredibly cheap at auction now – and when mixed in creatively can look amazing in both contemporary and traditional interiors. In fact new interior trends are heading back towards using selective antique and vintage items for a richer more vibrant look.
Shops are now selling reproduction pieces when in fact you can purchase a real antique of superior quality for a fraction of the price. What is more antique items have no carbon footprint and so are good for the planet whilst often retaining their value.
Buying at auction does involve a bit more effort but it can be great fun and become quite addictive. Auctions now provide plenty of opportunities and advice to encourage private buyers such as fully illustrated online catalogues, late night viewings and different options for bidding.
So there are no excuses – perhaps 2019 could be the year you discover the fascinating art of buying at auction!!
Written by Rita Kearsey of Smiths Newent Auctions