#StyleTip: Home Decor Items to Look For at Estate Sales

From furnishings to accent pieces, some fantastic finds and occasional hidden treasures can be unearthed at estate sales.

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Whether you’re an avid shopper of estate sales or new to the experience, there’s one aspect that is universal: a love of vintage items and the sense of style they can bring to your home decor.

home decor estate salesPerhaps you are a fan of vintage and antique items or are looking for a unique piece to supplement your decorating style. You could even be looking for a DIY project piece. Whatever the reason, estate sales can be a source of fun, excitement and a place to find what you are and, maybe even weren’t, looking for.

Accenting your style through estate sales

You don’t have to be into the modern style to appreciate the aesthetic value some items from the time period can provide. When perusing estate sales, try to stay on the lookout for inspiring pieces like:

  • Furniture
  • Books
  • China
  • Art and photos
  • Glassware

Vintage furniture pieces that are found at estate sales can come in a variety of conditions and often need some work, but that makes them the perfect item for a DIY-lover. Wood can always be sanded and refinished, while worn or “ugly” fabrics can be reupholstered. If you have found a piece that speaks to you why not go for it?

home decor estate salesChina sets are common estate sale finds, as are solitary China pieces. These can always be worked into your current dining sets for an added touch of flair. They could also be worked into strictly decorative pieces, that are displayed in the dining room, kitchen and even the living room. The choice is up to you!

Accent pieces like art, books and other “knick-knacks” are always great to find at estate sales because you never know what you may stumble upon. Vintage glassware makes an excellent home decor option, coming in beautiful colors like blue or jade. Antique typewriters, telephones and more can make your study or desk come to life, while pieces of art or photos can add a touch of intrigue to any space.

One of the best parts about visiting estate sales is the excitement and mystery of it all – what will you find and how could it be used to accent your decorating style? Looking for timeless items, like those mentioned in this blog, are always an excellent bet. Do you have a fabulous estate sale find? We would love to hear about it!

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