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How to:                        How to: Turn Auction Items Into Beloved

                                Home Accessories

                                When it comes to creating the ‘wow!’ factor that your home
 Turn Auction Items Into Beloved   deserves, bringing in special antique and collectible items can take
 Home                           you a pretty penny, too. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the different
                                your interior above and beyond the rest - and, in many cases, save

 Accessories                    modern home furnishing that you’ll cherish forever.

                                From tracking down unwanted furnishings and upcycling them into
                                a room’s eye-catching focal point to homing an antique ornament

                                passed down through generations, there are plenty of hidden treas-
                                form your home.

                                                                                 FINDING YOUR GEMS

                                As with any interior design project, it’s important to have a budget in

                                mind when planning your trip to the auction house or bidding online. If
                                you’re on the lookout for a specific item, then make sure you do enough
                                research and find out how much similar items have sold for at previous

                                Similar to department store shopping, auctions are categorised by the
                                contents in their specific lots. Therefore, if you’re searching for a par-
                                ticular addition to your family home and, for example, are in the market
                                for a dining room table to streamline your tight space, then track down a

                                specialised furniture auction - or an auction house that regularly sells
                                furniture - to narrow down your hunt and speed up the process.

                                Additionally, when it comes to budgeting, remember to put a little aside.
                                While you’ll be amazed at what you can get for your money at an auction
                                house, dedicating at least some of your spends to the restoration and
                                upcycling of your winning item will allow you to make it into your own -
                                and, in turn, transform your home.
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