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Is an auction a good option for decorating my house?

June 18, 2024
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Andrew Wilson
President, Principal Auctioneer
Auctions often have a wide variety of furniture and decorative items to choose from. You can find unique one-of-a-kind pieces to complete your home decor!

Whether an auction is a good option for decorating your house depends on several factors including your budget, style, and time constraints.

Pros of buying furniture and decorative items at auction:

  • You can find unique and one-of-a-kind pieces. Auctions often have a wide variety of furniture and decorative items to choose from, so you're likely to find something that fits your style and taste.

  • You can often get a good deal. If you're willing to put in the time and effort to find a good auction, you can often find furniture and decorative items for a fraction of the price you would pay at a retail store.

  • It can be a fun and exciting experience. Bidding on furniture or decorative items at an auction can be a lot of fun, and it's a great way to meet new people.

You should also consider:

  • You may not know what you're getting. When you buy furniture and decorative items at auction, you should ask questions of the Auction Staff, such as where it came from, if there are any condition issues, and be sure to check the size.

  • Auctions can be time-consuming. Finding a good auction and then bidding on furniture and decorative items can take a lot of time. If you're short on time, or unable to attend, you can often leave an absentee bid for items you're interested in. You can even bid online for certain items!

  • You may need to hunt to find what you're looking for. If you have a specific piece of furniture or decorative item in mind, you may not be able to find it immediately at auction. Auctions often have a limited selection of furniture, so you may have to compromise on your style, and taste, or find something else you like better instead!

Ultimately, the decision to buy items at auction is a personal one. If you're looking for unique and affordable items, and willing to put in the time, then buying at auction may be a good option for you. 

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