Picking the Perfect Accessories for Every Outfit

October 31st, 2014

Picking the Perfect Accessories for Every Outfit

Accessories can make or break an outfit. If you are looking to enhance your clothing, you have to know how to accessorize it with the right kind of jewelry. Keep reading for some tips on choosing accessories to go with every outfit.

Complementing Your Outfit with Color

Buy a few colorful pieces of jewelry that you can use to complement the hues in your outfit. Colorful jewelry helps you make a statement with a wardrobe and it can take a completely average black, white, grey, or camel outfit to a whole other level of style. Accessorizing with complementary colors helps you get the most out of the items in your closet.

Deciding Between Simple and Statement Pieces

You can play up the features of your outfit with certain pieces of jewelry. You should use your accessories to balance out your outfit.  Choose simple accessories if you are wearing clothing with patterns, ruffles, sequins, or other embellishments. If your clothing is more on the simple side, you can wear statement jewelry that adds some excitement to your look.

Picking the Amount of Jewelry You Wear

The amount of pieces you choose can change the look and feel of your outfit as well. If you are wearing a shirt with a lot of decals near the bust, you probably do not need to wear a necklace, but you can enhance it with earrings or bracelets. If you enhance a simple black dress with a statement necklace, though, you might want to downplay the rest of your jewelry to keep the focus on this larger piece.

Shop for accessories at Home Consignment Center to get an amazing array of jewelry styles at prices that fit nicely into your budget. When you buy jewelry from one of our Bay Area locations, you can find unique and stylish pieces that optimize your wardrobe. We also sell furniture to help you makeover your entire house. To learn more about our locations, visit us on the Web or call (925) 272-0067.

A Simple Guide to Engagement Ring Shopping

October 24th, 2014

A Simple Guide to Engagement Ring Shopping

An engagement ring is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime. Use this guide to help you navigate the jewelry aisles to find the perfect ring with which to propose to your special someone:

Do Some Sleuthing

If you have access to your girlfriend’s current jewelry collection, you have a valuable resource that can help you choose a ring that complements her personal style. Spend some time looking at the jewelry she wears on a regular basis so you can determine the kind of jewelry that she chooses for herself. This should give you a better idea of what kinds of ring to buy when you start browsing through the jewelry store.

Learn About Diamonds

Once you start looking into buying diamond jewelry, you will probably hear about the “4 Cs.” This refers to the cut, color, clarity, and carat weight of the diamond and directly affects the stone’s value. The cut determines how the diamond will sparkle, so you should not buy any rock that has a grade below Very Good. Colorless diamonds are usually the most popular, which is why you should focus your search on color grades above H. The clarity describes how many imperfections are on the stone and the carat is describing the weight.

Find the Best Deal

You do not have to blow your whole savings account to find a beautiful and valuable ring. Shop at the consignment store to gain access to a wide variety of quality rings that fit nicely into your budget. This way, she can get a ring she loves and you still have money for the wedding and the honeymoon.

If you are looking for the perfect engagement ring in Yorba Linda, come to Home Consignment Center for an impressive selection of beautiful diamond rings. When you browse through our selection, you know that you are getting high-value pieces at more affordable prices. To learn more about our inventory or our consignment services, visit us online or call (714-637-1992).

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Dining Room Table

October 21st, 2014

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Dining Room Table

If you want to get a lot of use out of your dining room, you must choose the right table to serve as the foundation for the space. The best way to buy furniture is to first decide what you need. Consider the following factors when choosing a dining room table to ensure that it brings your entire room together:

The Size of the Room

Your table should complement the room around it, which means it needs to be the right size. A table that is either too small or too big could throw off the entire aesthetic of the room. Take measurements before you go to the store so you have a clear idea of what size you need.

The Shape of the Table

Table shape can change the way the piece fits into a room and the aesthetic effect that it creates. You want to choose a shape that works well with the size of your room and your entertaining needs. Round tables are better options if you want to create an atmosphere that inspires conversation. Rectangular tables can usually seat more people, especially if you add a leaf.

The Amount of Chairs You Need

If you want a dining room that only accommodates your immediate family, you can stick to a table that only has about four chairs. If you plan to host more guests, though, you should get more chairs. Make sure the chairs are both stylish and comfortable.

The Style of the Table

Since the table serves as the foundation for the entire room, be sure to choose a style that works with the rest of the room’s décor. If you want a more eclectic feel, buy a table with mismatched chairs. If you want something more traditional, though, deep woods are always a good option.

Come to Home Consignment Center today to find your ideal dining room table. We make it easy to buy furniture you love at prices you can afford. Call (925) 394-4209 to learn more about our services and locations.

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Engagement Ring

October 3rd, 2014

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Engagement Ring

Buying an engagement ring is one of the largest and most important purchases that you will make in your lifetime. Invest into your future with a piece of jewelry that perfectly embodies your relationship. Be sure to consider the following when shopping for the perfect ring:

Budget

Although you do want to spend some money on this purchase, you also do not want to put yourself deeply in debt in order to buy it. Buy jewelry at the consignment store to get the quality that your soon-to-be fiancé deserves that still fits into your budget. Focusing your search on consign jewelry gives you the opportunity to find quality pieces that you can easily afford.

Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat

When shopping for a diamond, think about the 4Cs to choose a stone that really meets your needs. Think about the cut, which affects how brilliantly the diamond shines, the color, the clarity, which refers to imperfections on the surface, and the carat weight. If you can find a diamond that meets all of your qualifications in these four areas, you know it is a stone that is worth your time and money.

Style

One of the most important factors of choosing a diamond ring is finding something that really complements her personal style. Pay attention to the jewelry she wears on a daily basis to try to narrow down the selection and find something she really loves. Whether she has a classic style that is embodied in a round brilliant diamond or a trendy aesthetic that is demonstrated in a beautiful princess cut stone, you can find the perfect ring with some time and effort.

Come to Home Consignment Center’s Bay Area locations to find a ring that she cannot refuse. Our selection of consignment jewelry and furniture gives you what you need to buy items you love without breaking your budget. To learn more, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

Tips for Buying Jewelry as a Gift

September 26th, 2014

Tips for Buying Jewelry as a Gift

Whether you’re shopping for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or just because, there’s nothing that shows your thoughtfulness quite like jewelry. Shopping for jewelry can feel daunting, however, because it is such a personal gift. Instead of fretting over what to buy that special someone, you can take clues from what she wears every day. Notice if she favors silver or gold, and whether her tastes run to the flashy or conservative side. To show your gift recipient that she is one-of-a-kind, shop at a consignment store to find unique pieces of jewelry that you won’t find anywhere else. Consignment stores have a wide selection of jewelry to fit any budget, and many styles to suit any taste.

Come in to Home Consignment Center in Austin when you need to find the perfect gift of jewelry for any special person in your life. Give us a call at (925) 309-7231 to find out what amazing pieces of jewelry we have in store. Our inventory changes daily, so you never know what you’ll find!

Selecting the Right Pillows for Your Sofa

September 19th, 2014

Selecting the Right Pillows for Your Sofa

Are you getting tired of looking at the same old sofa in your living room? If so, it’s time to spruce up your interior décor by shopping at a consignment store. You’ll find quality products at prices far below what they would cost new.  Whether you decide to replace your old sofa, or you just want to make small changes with new and interesting throw pillows, start your search at a consignment store. Keep reading to learn about selecting the right pillows for your sofa.

Color

Many sofas come with throw pillows when you purchase them, usually made out of the same color and fabric as the sofa itself. While these pillows will do the job, you can consider spicing things up a bit by choosing ones that are a contrasting color. Colorful throw pillows are a great way to add interest to your decorating scheme, and pair well with neutral-colored furniture. Look for a color that highlights one of the tones in your rug or even in a piece of art that’s hanging on the wall. It may seem like a small detail, but the color of your throw pillows can go far in tying the room together.

Shape

Traditionally, throw pillows tend to be rectangular or square shaped. You can change things up a bit by using these pillows on either end of the sofa, and using a circular pillow or a bolster in the center. Consider whether your pillows will be used mostly for show, or if comfort will be a factor. Take the size of the pillow in relation to the couch into consideration so that your pillow doesn’t dwarf the furniture.

Pattern

It can feel a bit busy to have a sofa that’s upholstered in a pattern, but throw pillows that are striped, dotted, or even adorned in an animal print will show off your unique sense of style. Bold patterns add pops of color to your décor and keep your home feeling fresh and modern.

Visit Home Consignment Center in Austin when you’re ready to take your interior design to the next level with fun throw pillows for your sofa. Call us at (925) 309-7231 to find out about the wide variety of furniture, home accessories, and other décor options that we carry.

Reasons to Sell at Home Consignment Center

September 12th, 2014

Reasons to Sell to Home Consignment Center

Selling your unwanted furniture and jewelry can be difficult on your own. Luckily, you have a valuable resource like Home Consignment Center right in the Bay Area to do it for you. Keep reading to find out why you should sell your belongings with us:

Since 1994, we have made a commitment to our customers to sell your items as fast as possible so you get paid quickly. We price items fairly to ensure that they sell. With our massive advertising budget, we bring in huge crowds of potential buyers who might be interesting in buying your items. Selling with us allows you to keep strangers out of your home and accept most major credit cards.

Come to Home Consignment Center today to sell your unwanted furniture and accessories without hassle. We make it easy to buy and sell pieces of any size so you can clear out your home and earn some extra money. To learn more about our consignment services or to find the location nearest you, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

Tips for Selling on Consignment

September 5th, 2014

Tips for Selling on Consignment

When you consign furniture and jewelry, you get the chance to sell your unwanted items quickly and efficiently. If you are looking to clean out your home or earn a little bit of extra cash, use the following tips to optimize your consignment possibilities:

Clean Up Your Pieces

In order to get the most money for your pieces, you should take the time to clean them up and ensure that they look their best. If you are selling furniture, you should thoroughly vacuum the upholstery to get rid of dirt and dust that might ruin its aesthetic appeal. If you are selling jewelry, find the best way to clean the metal and the stones so they shine. The better your pieces look, the better chance you have of getting your asking price for them.

Do Some Research on the Market

Before you put your items up for sale, you should do some market research to see what kinds of items are selling. You might want to go through the consignment shop to get a better understanding of the items for sale and their asking prices. This helps you decide if the items you plan to sell will have enough potential buyers.

Find a Quality Consignment Shop

Give yourself the best opportunity to sell your items by working with a quality consignment store. Turn to stores that have a strong reputation in your community for providing a reputable location from which to sell your goods. You should also look for stores that have a lot of traffic and utilize the power of advertising so you have the best chance of getting top dollar for your items.

If you are looking to sell furniture and jewelry in the Bay Area, Home Consignment Center can help. We always have a lot of customers walking through our store to give your items the exposure they need to sell quickly. We also have a great selection of items that you can buy to enhance your home and jewelry collection. To learn more about our services and locations, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

Busting Myths About Leather Furniture

September 2nd, 2014

Busting Myths About Leather Furniture

Leather furniture is a beautiful and durable addition for any home. A lot of people tend to shy away from it, however, because they believe certain myths about the material. Keep reading to learn the truth about leather so you can finally enjoy the look of it in your home:

Myth: Leather Furniture Will Not Last As Long As Other Materials

Since it is a natural material, people tend to believe that leather will not last. In fact, the natural aging process of leather makes it even more beautiful than when you bought it. Leather pieces change and grow with your family and they can become a beautiful addition to your home for many years to come. Instead of suffering major wear and tear like other materials, a great piece of leather furniture really comes into its own as it ages.

Myth: Leather Furniture Is Too Expensive

There are plenty of affordable leather options available that fit nicely into your budget. Shop at the local consignment store to find leather at even better prices. Fabric furniture gets worn down over time, but leather continues to get better through the years. Even if you pay a little bit less for a fabric sofa or armchair, it will not offer the same kind of value as leather pieces.

Myth: Leather Is Hard to Maintain

Whether you have kids or pets, leather is actually very easy to keep clean and looking great. You should use a quality leather conditioner once every 6-12 months to keep the material supple. For most basic cleanings, you will only have to use a dust cloth and the vacuum cleaner. If you keep the furniture away from direct sunlight, you can prevent fading and maintain its original aesthetic appeal.

Home Consignment Center has a wide array of beautiful and affordable furniture options in Newport Beach. Our inventory is constantly changing so you can always find what you need to improve your interior design. For more information on our furniture and accessories, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326.

Dressing Up Your Coffee Table

August 22nd, 2014

Dressing Up Your Coffee Table

No living room or family room would be complete without a comfortable sofa, a few end chairs, and a coffee table. While you don’t actually have to put coffee on your coffee table, there are a few adornments that can help tie the room together. Have a few coasters at the ready so you and your family can put your coffee—and other beverages—on the table without leaving any rings. A coffee table book full of interesting photographs or a few lifestyle magazines are also a good choice, as long as your table doesn’t look cluttered. Adding candlesticks is a great way to dress up your coffee table for the holidays or when you’re entertaining guests, and you can put fresh-cut flowers in decorative vases to welcome in the spring and summer seasons.

Home Consignment Center in Austin is the place to go for furniture, coffee tables, and everything you’d want to use to decorate your home. Call us at (925) 309-7231 or stop by one of our two convenient locations to see what we have in store for you.