When you go to the effort of decorating your home, you will want to ensure that you add those finishing touches that can make a room pop. Adding a stylistic antique clock to a room is an excellent way to finish off your new space, and you can get plenty of ideas on websites such as pinterest.co.uk to get you started. If you are passionate about clocks and wish to add one to your newly decorated room, here are some tips to ensure that you select the correct timepiece that will turn your house into a home.
How Much Space Do You Have?
You can find antique clocks in all shapes and sizes so you will first need to consider how much space you have, and what type of antique clock you wish to place in your room. Whether you have a soft spot for antique grandfather clocks, or you are looking for something a little smaller to go on a wall or shelf, there is something that suits all styles and budgets if you look hard enough.
What Is Your Budget
Before you start shopping for your clock, you will need to work out how much money you want to spend on one, and ensure that you stick to your budget. You may need to do some research online to look at the different styles of clocks and how much they usually sell for, which will allow you to work out an accurate budget. Once you know how much you are willing to spend, you can then start looking at the antique clocks that are available.
Shopping For Your Clock
There will most likely be plenty of antique dealers in your local area where you can find choices of antique clocks in a variety of styles, designs, and sizes. As well as looking at your local antique dealers and auctions, make sure that you also browse the internet as there are many online auctions where you may be able to pick up a bargain.
What To Do When You See Something You Like
When you have found a clock that catches your eye, you will want to speak to the dealer about it and ask them plenty of questions. You will want to find out:
- Where it was made?
- Who made it?
- How old is it?
- What is it made from?
- Is there any history or provenance?
- How much are they asking for it?
When you have all the answers to these questions, it will give you the information that you need to make an informed decision about your purchase, and the last thing to do is negotiate a price.
Negotiating the price is something that people either forget to do or do it very badly. You will need to strike a rapport with the seller and ask them if they are open to offers on your preferred clock. If they are willing to negotiate, you will need to make sure that you do not offer to little in your first offer to avoid offending them. If you make a fair offer, they will usually be accommodating and be willing to move on the price. With some artful negotiating, you can have that finishing piece for your room in no time at all, and potentially not spend as much money as you planned to.