March 5th, 2015
Leather is a stylish and durable material to use in any room of your home. If you add some leather furniture to your home décor, use the following tips to keep it in top condition:
Keep It Away from Direct Sunlight
Excessive exposure to direct sunlight might cause your leather furniture to fade or to crack. When looking for the perfect place to put your leather pieces, try to find an area that does not get it with direct sunlight. If this is not possible, you should invest in some quality window treatments that enable you to protect your leather from the sun.
Dust the Leather
One of the only maintenance requirements of leather furniture is regular dusting. Use a soft cloth or your vacuum attachment to get rid of dirt and dust on the surface of your leather furniture. If you do spill anything on the material, you should use a soft cloth to blot it up as soon as possible to prevent permanent stains.
Use a Conditioner
If you want your leather to maintain its soft, supple feel, it is important to use a leather conditioner once every six months. Before you use the product on visible surfaces, you should test it out on a small, inconspicuous area of the furniture to make sure it does not cause any damage. Once you know that it is safe, you can use a clean cloth to condition the leather.
Switch the Cushions Periodically
You can switch the cushions on leather sofas to prevent uneven wear and tear. If your cushions are reversible, you should try to flip them over every few months. You can also switch the position of the cushions if you tend to sit on one side of the sofa more than another side.
If you are in the market for some quality leather pieces, Home Consignment Center’s Newport Beach location can help. With an amazing selection of new and gently used furniture, we make it easy to find pieces that can complement your interior design. To learn more, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326.
February 26th, 2015
Women have been using jewelry as accessories for generations. Jewelry is not only for women, though. With a wide array of styles for men, everyone can enjoy accessorizing with jewelry. Keep reading to see how men can use these accessories to enhance their everyday wardrobes:
Pieces that Complement a Personality
A lot of men shy away from wearing jewelry because they feel like it will not fit with their personality. With so many different jewelry styles available, though, men can find pieces that perfectly complement their unique aesthetic.
Small Embellishments for a Variety of Wardrobes
When men attempt to jump into the world of wearing jewelry, they should start small. By choosing a few accessories that bring variety to their wardrobe, they can start to feel more comfortable using jewelry as embellishments for a wide variety of wardrobe styles.
Jewelry that Means Something
Accessories like jewelry can start to represent certain times and feelings of a man’s life. An interesting necklace or watch might seem like a basic accessory to someone else, but it can become a symbol of an important time in a life for a man. The more often a man wears a piece of jewelry, the more symbolic it can become for certain periods of time.
The most important aspect of wearing jewelry for men is doing it with confidence. No matter what kinds of pieces you add to your wardrobe, you should wear them with confidence. The right accessories can instantly enhance your wardrobe and add new attitude to your look.
If you are interested in trying out jewelry of your own, Home Consignment Center can help. We always have a great selection of jewelry for any occasion. Our Newport Beach location also has an ever-changing inventory of furniture and décor accessories to meet all of your needs. To learn more about our products and consignment services, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326.
February 19th, 2015
Consignment shopping is an excellent way to score incredible deals on like new and gently used items. Sometimes you can even find brand new items and bargain rates. You can buy jewelry, furniture, clothing, and pretty much anything you can think of on consignment, but if you’ve never shopped this way before you may feel out of your element at first. Don’t worry—we have some tips that will help you get into the swing of it and come to love consignment shopping.
Shop Regularly and with Determination
Consignment shops can have new inventory on a daily or near daily basis. If you don’t find the exact item you’re looking for on Monday, it may be there on Wednesday. When you do find something you love, though, don’t hesitate on the purchase. Some consignment shops will hold an item for a short period of time, but you do have to make a relatively quick decision or it will be returned to the floor for the next interested person.
Inspect Items Closely
When people consign furniture, sell jewelry to a shop, or upgrade some other item, chances are that they actually used whatever it was. Even items that were never actually used can have shelf wear or minor imperfections that made them ineligible to be sold in a regular department store. While you can find deals on perfect items, understand that this is more of an exception than a rule. Make sure you’re fine with whatever special personalities your items have before you make a deal so that you aren’t disappointed with your purchase later.
Talk to the Shop Owners or Clerks
Many consignment shops are happy to take down details about what you’re looking for if it isn’t on the floor, and then notify you if something similar becomes available. Don’t be afraid to ask!
Whether you’re interesting in shopping consignment or selling on consignment, come see us at Home Consignment Center. From furniture to jewelry, our inventory is diverse and ever-changing. Call (925) 272-0067 to learn more, or visit us online today!
February 6th, 2015
Whether you are shopping for jewelry for yourself or for someone else, when you come to Home Consignment Center, you can find what you need without hassle. Keep reading to learn more about how to take the stress out of jewelry shopping:
If you know what you are looking for, it takes a lot of the stress out of shopping for jewelry. You should have a basic idea of the kind of piece and style that you want to buy. When shopping for jewelry as a gift, you should try to find something that complements the recipient’s personal aesthetic. If you are having trouble making a decision, you should ask the staff for advice.
When you shop for jewelry at Home Consignment Center in Calabasas, you have access to a selection of jewelry at hard-to-beat prices. We also consign jewelry and furniture to give you an easy way to make a little bit of extra money. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (818) 880-8331.
January 30th, 2015
An old, worn-down sofa decreases the aesthetic appeal and comfort of your interior design. It might be hard to decide when the time is right to update your furnishings. However, use this guide to determine if now is the time to start shopping for a new sofa:
The style of your sofa is one of the biggest indicators that it might be time for a change. If the look of your couch is becoming outdated, you can browse through the furniture store to find a new couch that does more to meet your current tastes. Pay attention to the cushions. If they are worn down or have rips or tears, you should buy a new sofa to enhance the appeal of your décor.
Come to Home Consignment Center in Austin to find a new sofa that meets your style needs and your budget. With our consignment furniture and accessories, you can easily find pieces that enhance your décor. To learn more about our selection or our consignment services, visit our website or call (925) 309-7231.
January 23rd, 2015
Did you know that your Sacramento consignment store is a great place to purchase the perfect diamond ring for your future fiancé? Each Home Consignment Center location, from Roseville to Folsom, carries a wide selection of beautiful, romantic, and stylish engagement rings that your sweetheart is sure to swoon over. Read on to learn about the latest engagement ring trends.
Setting Stones Horizontally
It’s impossible to open up a bridal magazine these days without noticing the many beautiful engagement rings that are set “east to west,” where the diamond sits horizontally. This stylish trend applies to a variety of diamond shapes, from marquis cut to emerald cut. If your partner is particularly fashionable, then look for east to west center stones that are framed by smaller diamonds for that extra wow factor.
Turning to Yesteryear for Inspiration
Another engagement ring trend that looks like it’s here to stay is the inclusion of vintage-inspired details in the setting of the stone and its cut. According to jewelry and bridal fashion experts, rings that date back to the roaring ‘20s, as well as those that simply look like they could fit in with the fashions of that era, are wildly popular and are particularly appropriate for women who enjoy feminine and classic designs.
Embracing Non-Traditional Colors
If the woman you’re planning on proposing to is a true trendsetter, then she will surely love an engagement ring from a Sacramento consignment store that features a colored diamond or gemstone. From pink tourmaline to blue sapphires, colors are popping up on the hands of many famous and fashion-forward women these days.
Home Consignment Center carries a beautiful selection of modern and timeless engagement rings for you to choose from. We’re also proud to serve as the Sacramento area’s best resource for quality consignment furniture. To learn more about what type of furniture and jewelry you can expect to find during your visit, check out our website or call us at (916) 302-4390 today.
January 16th, 2015
Since a bed is the most important component of a bedroom, it’s important that you spend a bit of time selecting the perfect model when shopping for furniture at your local consignment store. To select the right bed size for the space, begin by measuring the bedroom and determining how much of the room you would like to devote to the bed. Be sure to open any closet doors to ensure that they will not be inaccessible once the bed is installed in the room. As a general rule of thumb, try to match beds according to room size as well as the size of the sleepers. Children require less space and should therefore sleep in smaller beds.
If you are a couple, don’t forget to buy furniture that will accommodate both of you and your individual measurements. Experts agree that 30 inches is typically enough when it comes to sleeping space requirements for the average adult. For even more tips and guidelines to consider when it comes to picking a bed, talk to the experts at the Home Consignment Center. To find out how we can help you buy furniture, consign furniture, and sell furniture, give us a call today at (925) 272-0067.
January 9th, 2015
Before you buy furniture for your home, it’s a good idea to have a vision of how that furniture will fit into a room. The first rule, no matter what room you’re furnishing, is to know the dimensions of the room, as well as the measurements for all entrances, doors, and hallways that you’ll have to go through to get the furniture to its final location.
Choose furniture pieces in different sizes, and perhaps even slightly different shapes or styles, to create dimension and interest. Position furniture in a way that matches the function of the room—sofas should face each other if you’ll be doing a lot of talking with family or guests, for example.
When you’re ready to buy furniture for your planned room, come see us at Home Consignment Center. You can buy or sell gently used, modern furniture for great prices with us. Call (925) 272-0067 today to learn more.
December 19th, 2014
One of the most overlooked items when people buy furniture for their bedrooms is the nightstand. This underrated piece of furniture really does deserve a moment in the spotlight, though. While you may not feel it’s an essential piece to own, once you have one you’ll wonder how you ever called your bedroom complete without it! Here’s why:
Nightstands are Convenient
Do you like to read at night before drifting off to sleep? Do you ever find yourself totally comfortable except for that sudden urge for a sip of water? Do you wish you could charge your phone and still have it at arm’s reach during the night? Then you need a nightstand! Nightstands are perfect for holding all of these items and more at a convenient distance from you so that you don’t have to put your feet back on the floor until morning.
Nightstands Complete Your Look
Nightstands have a way of tying a room together to create a complete, cohesive look and feel. Determine what style fits your bedroom best before you go to buy furniture, and make sure you measure your bed to see what height will work best for you. Just be careful not to purchase one that’s too deep, lest you find yourself bumping into it when getting out of bed.
Nightstands are Functional
If you choose a nightstand that has one or more drawers, shelves, or cabinet doors, you will have instantly created extra storage space in your room. Figure out which items need a home in your room, as well as which items you’d like to have nearest to you at night, then purchase a nightstand that can serve the purpose. It will be an investment you won’t soon regret.
When you visit us at Home Consignment Center, you can buy furniture of all types for every room in your home, or you can consign furniture when you’re ready to update, or both! Stop by one of our locations today to see our selection, shop online, or give us a call at (925) 272-0067 for more information.