Unique Home Decoration at a Fraction of the Price

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Updating your home decoration style can be as simple as changing accent pieces like pillows or blankets, decorative themes, or décor items like artwork or sculptures. However sometimes the intimidation of high prices can leave you wondering if you really want or need to update your interior décor. Luckily this is when places like thrift stores or online auction and estate sales come in handy! You can find unique items to add to your home, and usually at a fraction of the price if you were to buy it new!

Accentuate Change with Home Decorating Accessories

Normally, the little things can add up to big change–and big prices. Finding lots of items that refresh your theme is easy with sources like thrift stores and online auction platforms like MaxSold. You can search for as much or as little as you need in multiple auctions. 

Find a new color or texture that can bring new life to the old look

Unique Home Décor with Pops of Colour and Simple DIYs

If you rent your home, or the process of updating your walls seems daunting, doing big changes may not be possible and small touches may not be enough. You can bring in powerful pops of color by finding big bold pieces and painting them with standout hues that entirely change the room. 

Add larger pieces to a room, like:

  • China cabinets
  • Hutches
  • Buffets
  • Coffee tables, side tables, dressers
  • Dining tables
  • Bookcases
  • Wood or metal chairs, like rocking chairs
  • Plant pedestals
  • Mantles

Regardless of the type of room, you can easily transform sturdy finds into statement pieces. There are a number of DIY ways you can paint large furniture. Even if you aren’t a renovation expert, it’s easy to update the look of pieces (and cover imperfections). Most pieces can easily be transformed with chalk paint or spray paint with minimal to no priming. 

Consider adding to a strong solid base with design elements. Remove the shelves of larger pieces and paint them a complimentary color to the main piece. For example, a lovely grey and yellow look presents an elegant but bright French style. Take it an extra step and paint the walls cream, pale yellow, or grey. Light, powdery blues can be exchanged for darker blues. 

Other Ways to Personalize Furniture

  • Antiquing or distressing furniture
  • Stencils
  • Changing knobs and handles (or painting them)

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Transform Big Furniture into Big Décor Statements


Showcase dining sets and collectibles. A large china cabinet or hutch takes center stage when you paint it. Black will make china pop. White will stand out against dark walls. Go for the gold with a metallic finish. It’s a huge splash of color and a great way to draw attention to the things you cherish.

Plan for transformation when making your bid. Have a tarp and supplies ready in a well-ventilated space. Unload your new furniture directly to the workspace. That way you aren’t moving things back and forth.


A large, tall bookcase is a towering canvas. If you find matching (or similar) bookcases, you can position them around the room to create large swipes of color. 


We tend to think of dining or large cocktail tables as serious affairs. However, a dining table takes center stage in a room. Adding color to your main piece can dramatically change the tone of the room. Veering away from wood finishes also helps bowls, vases, and flowers get the attention they deserve. Try high contrast with a white table or stimulate appetite with a deep red, high-shine finish.


Estate sales and downsizing make a lot of collectible and other beautiful plates available. It’s hard to move delicate items. Incorporate some of the remarkable designs of fine tableware into your decor. You can make patterns of matching or different plates, hanging them onto dining room or kitchen walls. Vintage and retro plates transport guests to a simpler time.

If you are thinking that your home needs an updated look but you don’t want to break the bank – consider finding items through online downsizing and estate sale auctions! 

Every item on MaxSold has a starting bid of $1, which is very cost-effective. Plus, the auctions are specific to your area, making it easy to pick up the items you win. Register with MaxSold now to start outfitting your house with elegant, one-of-a-kind pieces.

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