What Do Consignment Stores Look for in Products?

November 20th, 2014

What Do Consignment Stores Look for in Products

Consignment stores are an excellent option when you want to sell jewelry, furniture, or other valuable items you no longer want, but it’s not a free-for-all. In order for the system to work, consignment stores have to be fairly selective in the items they purchase, and will generally only buy things that they know will sell relatively quickly.

Items should be clean, presentable, and ready to put out for sale when you bring them in. They should be gently used, in high demand, and relatively recent in production. Consignment shops may not be the best place for your antique furniture, but they can be wonderful for that modern table you thought you loved that just does not work in your home.

If you’re interested in consigning furniture, jewelry, or other items, contact us at Home Consignment Center. Call (925) 272-0067 or visit us online to learn more about what we look for and how the process works.

Non-Essential Furnishings to Consider for Your Bedroom

November 14th, 2014

Non-Essential Furnishings to Consider for Your Bedroom

Once you get your bedroom set up with all of the essential furniture items like a bed, a dresser, and a nightstand, you can start to have some fun with your bedroom décor. Read on to learn about some non-essential furniture items that you can use to optimize the style and function of your room.

An Armoire

An armoire is a stylish piece of furniture that can be used to add a romantic element to your bedroom design. It also offers much more storage space that helps you get rid of clutter in your room to keep it looking clean and organized. Adding an armoire to a bedroom is a quick and easy way to increase the elegance and overall aesthetic appeal of the space.

An Armchair or a Sofa

The living room is not the only space that should have comfortable seating options. Create an area for reading or relaxing by adding an armchair or a sofa to the room’s design. Try to buy furniture that complements the rest of your bedroom décor so you can continue your decorating theme and add some more comfort to the space. Place a stylish ottoman in front of your new seating options to ensure optimal comfort for your bedroom décor.

A Desk

Setting up a desk in your bedroom offers many possibilities, both practical and visual. You can use the desk as a vanity area where you get ready in the morning or for a place to sit down and write. No matter how you use the desk, this piece of furniture can instantly enhance the appeal of your room.

At Home Consignment Center, we bring you an amazing selection of furniture and accessories that you can use to optimize any room of your home. Buy furniture at one of our five Bay Area locations to get the selection you need to decorate any space. For more information on our products or to find a nearby location, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

Is It Time to Replace Your Sofa?

November 7th, 2014

Is It Time to Replace Your Sofa

The sofa is one of the most commonly used pieces of furniture in the home. Since you get so used to seeing and using this piece of furniture, you might not realize when it is time to upgrade to a new one. Keep reading to learn about some signs that it is time to get a new couch.

When you look at your couch, can you see permanent indentations that show you where you always sit? If so, it might be time for something new. Fading, ripping, and discoloration are also signs that you can benefit from a newer sofa. If your current sofa no longer matches your interior design, you can upgrade to a new style.

Turn to Home Consignment Center when you are looking to buy furniture and accessories that can enhance any room of your home. Whether you need a new sofa or want to overhaul your entire décor, we can help you find exactly what you want. For more information on our furniture buying and selling services, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

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.