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.

Home Consignment Center Rules for Wearing Statement Jewelry

July 18th, 2014

Rules for Wearing Statement Jewelry

With a few pieces of statement jewelry, you can enhance your entire wardrobe. Take advantage of these large pieces to add dimension and new visual excitement to your different outfits. Keep reading to learn how to wear statement jewelry to get the best aesthetic effect:

The most basic rule of wearing statement jewelry is to underplay the rest of your outfit. If you are wearing a necklace that draws in attention, you should keep the rest of your clothing subtle to avoid overwhelming the eye. Whether you add a statement necklace to a collared shirt or a traditional little black dress, you should let the jewelry take center stage.

If you are ready to update your jewelry selection, come to one of Home Consignment Center’s Bay Area locations. Our consignment jewelry and furniture offers an amazing selection at affordable prices. To learn more about our selection and consignment services, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

Reasons to Shop at Home Consignment Center

July 11th, 2014

Reasons to Shop at Home Consignment Center

You’re a completely unique individual, and your personal style is reflected both in the jewelry you wear and the way you decorate your home. Since you’re one-of-a-kind, shouldn’t your personal and home decorations be, too? Home Consignment Center is proud to offer high-quality jewelry, furniture, home décor, and accessories that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for a gift for someone else, you’ll be amazed at the unique items you can find here. Some of our inventory is brand new, but our prices are reduced. If you see something you like but you’re just not sure, don’t worry. Ask us about taking it home for a 24-hour test to make sure you’re satisfied with your purchase.

When you’re looking for quality furniture, jewelry, and more at affordable prices, visit one of Home Consignment Center’s convenient Sacramento-area locations for a look at what we have in store. Contact us at (916) 302-4390 or stop in seven days a week with any questions you have about shopping at our consignment stores.

Selecting the Perfect Dining Room Table

June 30th, 2014

Selecting the Perfect Dining Room Table

When choosing a dining room table, it is important to find a size, style, and shape that caters to all of your entertaining needs. Use the following tips while browsing through the furniture selection at your local consignment store to select a dining room table that enhances your home design and makes it easy to serve meals of any size.

Decide on a Shape

The shape of the table changes the atmosphere of your dining room. If you want to inspire easy conversation between small groups of people, you should choose a round or an oval shape. If you host dinners with large groups of people, though, a rectangular table usually offers more space for guests. Choose your table shape based on your needs to get the most use out of this important piece of furniture.

Spend Some Time Choosing Chairs

You can use the dining room chairs to add visual appeal to the table area. You might want to consider opting for chairs with colorful upholstery that add some excitement to your dining room design. You can also mix and match a few different styles to create a unique aesthetic effect for your room. Make sure your chairs rest at a good height in relation to the table and provide comfort and support that lasts for hours.

Choose a Table with Character

Whether you have modern or traditional tastes, you should try to find a table that has a personality of its own. Shopping at consignment furniture stores gives you access to a wide variety of dining room tables so you can choose one with enough character to serve as the centerpiece for your dining room décor.

Home Consignment Center has the best selection of consignment furniture in Sacramento, Roseville, and Folsom. Come in today to start the search for your next dining room table and choose from an amazing array of styles and shapes. We can also consign your unwanted furniture to help you get some extra cash for your new purchase. For more information on our Sacramento-area stores, check out our website or call (916) 302-4390.

HCC Tips on Keeping Antique Furniture Clean

June 20th, 2014

How to Keep Antique Furniture Clean

Cleaning antique furniture properly helps you maintain its original aesthetic appeal and extend its life. Before you start, you should find out what you are cleaning so you have a better idea of how to do it.

Once you know the materials with which you are working, use a good cotton rag or paper towel and some water mixed with gentle soap to get started. Test out any cleaning products that you plan to use on an inconspicuous area of the furniture to ensure that it does not leave a stain. Get more great tips in this video.

With the amazing selection of furniture at Home Consignment Center, you can find amazing antique pieces for your home. We also sell furniture for you. To learn more about our Yorba Linda location, call (714) 637-1992.

Home Consignment Center Helps to Boost Your Bracelet Collection

June 13th, 2014

Boost Your Bracelet Collection

Accessories add style, depth, and texture to any outfit. Owning a variety of bracelets is a great way to increase the appeal of your wardrobe and afford yourself more fashion opportunities. If you want to add more personality to your clothes, a great collection of bracelets can help.

From bangles to tennis bracelets, the aesthetic possibilities of these accessories are endless. Buffer your personal jewelry collection with a wide range of bracelet styles so you have plenty of subtle additions with which to boost your wardrobe. The more bracelets you have the more you can do with your clothes.

If you are ready to expand your personal jewelry collection, come to one of Home Consignment Center’s five Bay Area locations. We give you the opportunity to find jewelry you love at prices you can afford. To learn more about our jewelry buying and selling services, visit us online or call (925) 394-4209.