When you see the word luxury used to describe interiors, for many it means beautiful materials and on-trend colours, for others it can conjure up a scene of opulence with elegant furniture, silver candlesticks polished to the highest standards, and reams of book shelves.
The actual Oxford dictionary definition lists ‘luxury’ as: ‘a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense’. But here’s the great news if you’re one of those looking to kit out your home with luxury items: with online auctions, you can acquire the ‘luxury home look’ for less! The key here is to be able to spot a worthwhile bargain, be tenacious, and to have patience.
Plan out your style
The first, most important thing to do before you start browsing through online auctions is to map out your ideas and decide what sort of style you want to be the overarching theme – are you looking for modern luxury, with its clean, minimalist design and sharp edges? Or are you wanting to reflect your love of a particular era or time period in your furniture choices?
Once you’ve got a clear idea in your mind of what sort of thing you’re looking for, it’s always handy to then draw out the dimensions of your rooms, including measurements and significant details that will help you when choosing pieces. Are you looking for one-of-a-kind pieces? Or are you searching for discount modernity? Does it matter if they match one another, or are you going for a more eclectic vibe? Are you willing to purchase items with minor superficial damage? These are all questions you should ask yourself.
Keep an eye out
When you have created room plans and come upon a decision regarding the type of furniture and décor you want to fill your home, it’s time to start sourcing these items. Whilst there are numerous avenues for you dig into – such as antique and second-hand shops, as well as high-street providers – they require you to spend hours searching through dusty piles of items in a variety of conditions just in case there’s a hidden gem in there. Or you have to either pay thousands of pounds for brand new items or settle for replica pieces that can be cheaply constructed and tend not to last long as a result.
Online auctions, on the other hand, are an excellent way to source luxury items for your home. With an abundance of different types of auctions, it’s both simple and easy to obtain these sorts of luxury home pieces for less. With such a broad range of items on offer, you’re bound to find something in the style you like that you can bid on and make your own.
Here at William George, we regularly hold auctions of home items including retail returns sourced from John Lewis, where you can pick up desirable brands at a snip of their RRP, as well as weekly luxury bathroom auctions and regular antique, art, home and garden furniture auctions amongst others.
So, whether you’re kitting out your bathroom or looking for that perfect piece of art to adorn the living room wall, you’re bound to find something you’re looking for with us. Just find an auction, get registered, and start bidding away!
Sit back and recline in luxury
Although it may take some time to source all of the items you want to create that luxury home look for less, the time you invest will be worth it. Whether you want to create Edwardian sumptuousness, with dark mahogany wood contrasted with striking colours in velvet and satin, vintage French chic with curved edges, elegant carvings, and shades of grey, or modern Scandi style drenched in minimalist design and bright, clean colours, there’s all sorts available at our various auctions that you can mix and match to create your dream luxurious look without breaking the bank.
Take a look at our live auctions and see what you could be making your own today.