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.

Creative Ways to Store Jewelry at Home

August 18th, 2014

Creative Ways to Store Jewelry at Home

Is your jewelry box getting a little too full? It’s easy to expand your jewelry collection when you shop at a consignment store. Since a consignment store can offer a selection ranging from everyday pieces to jewelry for special occasions, the only hard part of buying jewelry there is figuring out how to store it at home. If you’re running out of traditional ways to store your jewelry or you’re tired of everything getting tangled, use these tips for creative ways of storing your jewelry at home.

Shadow Boxes

When you’re in a rush to get ready for a date or a night out on the town, the last thing you want is to be fumbling through your jewelry box looking for your favorite necklace. Instead of using a jewelry box, hang a shadow box with hooks on your wall. Your necklaces will hang, making sure the chains stay untangled, and you’ll be able to see all of your options in front of you.

Chains

There are few things more frustrating than rooting through your jewelry box trying to find one missing earring. An easy fix for this is to hang a chain horizontally on your wall. That way, you can hang all of your pairs of earrings right next to each other, and you’ll be less likely to lose single earrings.

Jewelry Trees

If you are an appreciator of nature, you’ll love this idea for jewelry storage. Find a branch outside with a few arms and place it in a colorful vase on your dresser. You can hang necklaces and bracelets off of the arms, and even use it to store rings if the branches are narrow enough. This fun idea brings a little natural beauty into your daily routine.

Book Boxes

If you prefer having jewelry boxes but are tired of boring designs, you can get creative with them. Hollow out old or unwanted hardcover books and use the empty space to hold your jewelry. You can have different book boxes for earrings, rings, bracelets, and more.

You’ll be glad to have all of these jewelry storage options after a shopping trip to Home Consignment Center. Come in to one of our two Austin locations to find one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, and pieces for your home. Give us a call at (925) 309-7231 to learn more about buying from a consignment store.

Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Home

August 8th, 2014

Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Home

The furniture you use in your home completely changes the look and feel of the space. Before you buy furniture, you should consider the décor you want to create so you can choose pieces that really meet your style and function needs. Use the following tips to help narrow your furniture selection and find furniture that fits perfectly into your home life:

Shop for Quality

Whether you want to build a modern or a traditional décor, you should always shop for furniture that is built well. Take the time to check out the craftsmanship of any piece you plan to buy to ensure that it will be a functional piece that can enhance your décor for many years. Shopping at the consignment shop helps you find high quality furniture at prices you can afford so you can create your ideal décor with pieces that are built to last.

Find Your Style

Even if you do not have a particular decorating style in mind when you get to the store, you should still give yourself the opportunity to gravitate toward pieces that appeal to you visually. Once you start to see the kind of furniture that attracts you, you can determine your true decorating style, which will make it easier to shop for more furniture and accessories.

Consider Your Available Space

The size of furniture you buy is also an important factor to consider. This will ensure that your new furniture works well inside of your space. Take measurements before you start to shop so you know what kind of pieces you need to comfortably fill your space.

At Home Consignment Center, we bring you some of the best furniture options in the Bay Area. Our constantly evolving inventory of consignment pieces gives you a selection that makes it easy to choose furniture of any shape, style, or size. To learn more about our services or to find the location nearest you, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

Home Consignment Center Helps You to Design a Modern-Style Living Room

August 1st, 2014

How to Design a Modern-Style Living Room

If you love clean lines and open floor spaces, you would probably love a modern-style living room for your home. Use the following tips to find furniture and accessories that help you add the right amount of modern appeal to your space:

Choose Your Colors Wisely

Color plays a huge impact on the overall appeal of a modern decorating style. If you want to use a bright, bold shade like red, you should tone it down with a neutral shade like white or grey to get the right balance. You can also choose a monochromatic color scheme for your space to keep a light, open feeling in your interior. If you decorate with patterns, you might want to consider mixing a few different patterns to keep the interior design visually interesting.

Find Furniture with Clean Lines

Clean lines and geometric shapes are the cornerstone of a modern living room. If you want to incorporate this design style into your space, you should start off with clean, linear furniture. Once you find your couch, your coffee table, and a few accent chairs, you will have a foundation that steers you toward the best kind of accessories.

Use Eye-Catching Accessories Sporadically

You can draw even more attention to your new living room décor with a few well-placed accessories that add depth and texture to the room. Instead of using bright colors and patterns throughout the space, for example, reserve them for a couple of throw pillows or a really great area rug. You might even want to use a fantastic piece of artwork as the focal point for the room. Using accessories to add some drama to the décor is a great way to keep things modern and still bring some of your personality to the interior design.

Come to Home Consignment Center to find fabulous pieces of furniture that help you infuse your living room with a modern décor. We bring you some of the best furniture finds in Newport Beach at hard-to-beat prices. For more information, check out our website or call (949) 250-0326.

Home Consignment Center – How to Buy Pearls

July 28th, 2014

How to Buy Pearls

Quality jewelry can be used for a variety of occasions and remains a part of your personal collection for many years. If you want to buy a classic piece that enhances every facet of your wardrobe, pearl jewelry is a great option. Keep reading for some tips on buying pearls.

Pay attention to the luster of the pearl. Quality pearls are those that seem to have an inherent shine that originates from somewhere within. If you are buying earrings or a ring, you should look for pieces with smaller pearls. If you want a necklace, however, larger pearls are a better and more aesthetically appealing option. Choose a style that complements the other pieces in your wardrobe so you can create a wide array of new outfits that work well together.

Come to Home Consignment Center to shop for pearls and other great pieces of jewelry. We offer an amazing selection of jewelry and furniture at hard-to-beat prices so you can always find the items you need. Call (818) 880-8331 to learn more about our jewelry and furniture selection in Calabasas.