December 5th, 2013
Furniture is an essential part of every home. These pieces add style and function to a room, making it easy to create a comfortable and inviting space. As you experience changes in life, you may find yourself needing new types of furniture. Here is a look at some of the life changes that may call for new furnishings:
Graduating From College
College students often go straight from the dorm room to an off-campus apartment. Both of these options call for little to no furniture as many student-housing options come partially or fully furnished. It is common for college graduates to move into large apartments and homes when pursuing careers. This life change calls for new furniture to turn these spaces into personalized homes and encourage young people during a new chapter in life.
Many couples wait until they tie the knot to start living together. When they move into a home as a newly married couple, they have to decide what to keep, what to get rid of, and what to replace. If you are getting ready to get married, consider shopping for new furniture so that you can create your home together.
Having a Baby
Starting a family means enhancing your home in a number of ways. This includes finding new baby furniture to set up in the nursery. As your children get older, they will need larger pieces of furniture for their bedrooms. You may also need to invest in more pieces of furniture for the living room, kitchen, and other common rooms in the house.
Moving Into a New Home
People move into new homes for a variety of reasons. Some move to get more space while others move to experience a totally new city or state. If your family decides to move into a new home, you can personalize the space by choosing new furniture for each room.
Look for the perfect new pieces of furniture for any life change at the Home Consignment Center of Newport Beach. Take a look at some of our specials online or discover our services by calling us at (949) 250-0326.
December 2nd, 2013
Most people are hesitant to throw away or donate their belongings—especially if those belongings have some value. Consignment stores are great resources for both buyers and sellers. If you are looking to get rid of some furniture, décor accessories, or jewelry, a consignment shop can help you do it. Keep reading to find out how:
The Store Sells It for You
One of the biggest benefits of working with a consignment shop is the use of their store space. The store handles the process of selling the goods so you do not have to do it. Once someone buys the item, you and the store split the profit. Although the store gets a higher percentage, you can sell the item at a great price and with minimal hassle.
You Drop Off Your Items
Consignment stores are always in the market for quality furniture and jewelry to sell. Once you hand the item over, you do not have to do anything until the piece is sold. This means that you can take advantage of the store’s client traffic and their advertising and sell your item quickly.
When you work with a consignment shop, you, the store, and the person who buys your merchandise all come out on top. You do not have to worry about scrambling around to find someone to buy your item. The store gets merchandise without having to pay up front for it. The buyer gets access to an extensive inventory of gently-used items at unbeatable prices.
Come to one of the Home Consignment Center’s Sacramento-area locations today to sell your jewelry and furniture on consignment. With our heavy traffic flow, we can help you sell your merchandise quickly and pay you the money we owe you as soon as possible. For more information on our products and services, visit us online or call (916) 302-4390.
December 1st, 2013
Furniture and accessories create the mood and atmosphere found in each room of the house. Choosing the right pieces allows you to put together your dream home and create an inviting and welcoming space for guests.
You can get tips for improving your home décor by watching this video. As you will see, changing a few simple furnishings and accessories can complete transform a room. Look for simple and durable pieces of furniture that you can paint to add color, sophistication, or another desired mood to a room. Look for new window treatments to use in traditional ways as well as not-so-traditional ways.
See how these tips will work in your home by shopping for furniture and accessories at the Home Consignment Center in Southern California. Contact our friendly staff by calling our Calabasas location at (818) 880-8331.
November 25th, 2013
When the time comes to downsize your living arrangement, you have to make some changes to your current décor to make the transition a smooth one. Selling furniture paves the way for newer, smaller pieces that work better with your new space. Use this guide to prepare for your move into a smaller home or apartment:
Get Rid of Big, Bulky Pieces
There is no reason to waste a lot of space on a huge couch or bed when you have limited square footage. Instead of paying to move large pieces to the new space, consider selling them at the consignment store. This way you can earn some extra money for the move and have some fun decorating with new pieces.
Find Furniture that Fits
Once you have sold your old stuff, it is time to buy new furniture to fill the space. Take measurements of your new home or apartment and bring them with you when you shop. If you know your limitations when shopping, it makes it much easier to choose pieces that really complement your space and meet all of your needs.
Add Some Extra Décor
Take advantage of the process of buying new furniture by creating a new décor that helps you personalize the space and make it feel like home. New accessories like pictures, mirrors, and area rugs transform an empty house into a home and help you through the transition.
The Home Consignment Center is here to help you buy and sell furniture before your upcoming move. Our consignment furniture services help you find a buyer for your pieces and our five locations in the Bay Area give you the selection you need to find new furnishings. We also buy and sell jewelry. To learn more about our services, visit our website or call (925) 838-0113.
November 25th, 2013
When it comes to decorating, even the smallest details can make a huge difference to an interior design. Take your time choosing door hardware that complements the rest of your furniture and accessory choices. Keep reading for some advice on how to pick the right pieces:
Narrow down your selection by thinking about how the door opens and locks so you can find hardware that actually meets your needs. You should also think about the door and the wall surrounding it before you pick a piece with which to enhance it. If you buy hardware that complements the décor, it will tie the entire room together.
The Home Consignment Center has plenty of great accessories and furniture for you to buy. With five locations in the Bay Area and an ever-changing inventory, you can always find an amazing selection that works with your style. For more information on our services and locations, visit us online or call (925) 838-0113.
November 22nd, 2013
Create a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving coffee table to bring the festive feeling throughout the home. Use a platter and place it in the center of the table. Sprinkle some leaves, pinecones, pumpkins, apples, and other festive items around the platter and put a candle in the center. You can even use tea lights around the platter for an added festive feeling. Get some more fall decorating ideas in this video.
The Home Consignment Center has plenty of furniture and accessories for your holiday needs. Come in today to browse through our selection and add something new to your home design. For more information, call (925) 838-0113.
November 22nd, 2013
The holidays are on the horizon, which means it is time to start preparing your home for the season and the guests it brings. Buy furniture and accessories to get your home ready for Thanksgiving early so you have plenty of time to prepare a delicious feast without stress. Keep reading for some tips on getting your home ready:
Find the Perfect Table
The dining room table is the center of the Thanksgiving celebration. Make sure you find a piece that adds style and function to your home and offers plenty of space for your many guests. With a stunning table as your foundation, it is easy to prepare a meal that looks as great as it tastes.
Incorporate Some Fall Décor
Fall décor has a lot to offer and it helps you make your home seem more inviting to your holiday guests. Find some stylish pumpkins, some chic leaves, or other seasonal favorites that open up your home to the holiday spirit. Complementing your beautiful new table with some great fall pieces helps you tie the entire space together.
Invest in a Guest Bed
Whether you want to add a sofa bed to your living room décor or turn your office space into a guest bedroom, you should make sure that you have plenty of places for your guests to sleep. Buy furniture pieces that help you accommodate your guests so they feel right at home when they come to see you for the holidays.
Prepare your home for Thanksgiving at the Home Consignment Center for the best prices and selection. With five locations throughout the Bay Area, it is easy to find consignment furniture and accessories with which to enhance your home for the holidays. We also make it easy to sell furniture to make room for your new pieces. For more information on our services and locations, visit us online or call (925) 838-0113.
October 13th, 2013
Redecorating your home is a fun and exciting prospect, and you don’t have to be a design professional to do it! Watch this short video for tips on how to tie your newly redecorated room together.
The basic elements of your home design scheme such as furniture may be attractive on their own, but it helps to have a unifying element in your décor. This expert recommends that you look to your wardrobe for clues on what you might like in interior design. Bold patterns can be a good choice for throw pillows and accent rugs, while other people might prefer a more simplistic design.
Visit the Home Consignment Center in Sacramento to speak with one of our friendly staff members about your redecorating project. We have an expansive inventory that’s constantly changing, so you’re sure to find something you like! Call us at (916) 302-4390 or visit us online to learn more.
October 13th, 2013
When you are looking for ways to make your living room feel more open and airy, choosing light-colored consignment furniture to replace your old, dark pieces can do just that. Light-colored fabric furniture can work in nearly any interior design scheme, and is comfortable year-round. Though some people shy away from lighter fabrics because of the potential for stains, there are ways to keep your light-colored fabric furniture looking great for years to come. Read on to learn more!
As hard as you might try to keep your couch or recliner clean, accidents happen. Food and beverages can spill, and active children may put their muddy shoes on your furniture. Don’t resort to covering your furniture in unsightly plastic! Instead, look into having your consignment furniture professionally treated with stain-resistant finishes. Professional treatments actually penetrate the fabric of the furniture, making them longer-lasting than do-it-yourself methods. Over time and with repeated cleanings, the treatments may wear off, but you will still be protected initially against accidental spills.
Even if you manage to keep food and drink away from your furniture, your light-colored fabric is still susceptible to stains. Dirt, grit, and grime can build up on the arms of couches and seat cushions as time goes on, and may eventually lead to unsightly stains. Before your furniture fabric gets to the point of no return, practice regular cleaning to keep it looking great. Use a vacuum to remove dust and dirt, taking particular care in areas that come into contact with skin. Making furniture cleaning a part of your monthly routine can help prolong the life of your items.
Should spills happen, it’s important to know how to clean them. Remember to blot spills instead of scrubbing, as that can just make the situation worse. Avoid using harsh cleansers, and always test out cleaning products in inconspicuous areas before you use them.
The Home Consignment Center in Sacramento has an incredible selection of fabric furniture that will look great in your home. Call us at (916) 302-4390 to inquire about our current inventory, or come by the store to see for yourself.