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Tips for Selling on Consignment

Friday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Friday, 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.

Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Home

Friday, 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

Friday, 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.

Reasons to Shop at Home Consignment Center

Friday, 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.

HCC Tips on Keeping Antique Furniture Clean

Friday, 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.

Is It Time to Replace Your Furniture?

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Is It Time to Replace Your Furniture

Worn down furniture might be ruining the aesthetic of your décor. With a few new pieces of furniture and the right decorative accessories, you can make your entire home look newer.

If you notice visible signs of wear and tear when you glance at your furniture, it might be time for an upgrade. When you grow tired of your current décor style, a few new pieces can create an interior design that works better with your current aesthetic. New furniture can also help you accommodate a growing family or a new living space.

Whenever you are ready to buy furniture and accessories, come to Home Consignment Center for the best selection in the Bay Area. With new items constantly coming into our inventory, we always have something great for your décor. If you are ready for new design possibilities, we can help. Call (925) 394-4209 to learn more about our products and consign services.

Designing a Den for Your Home

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Designing a Den for Your Home

When decorated correctly, the den is one of the most used rooms in a home. Buy furniture and accessories that help you make this room both stylish and comfortable so you have a place to sit, relax, watch television, and temporarily forget about the stresses of the world. This guide helps you put together a den that meets all of your needs:

Search for Comfortable Seating

Your seating options are the foundation of the den. If you want to create a space that is both functional and comfortable, you have to find the right furniture. While browsing for pieces that you like, you should always sit down and test them out before deciding to purchase anything. If you do not want to stand up from the couch or chair when you try it, you know you have found a winner.

Find an Entertainment Center

Whether you want to watch movies or just listen to music, an entertainment center helps you stock your den with the equipment you need to relax. Make sure an entertainment center has plenty of storage for all of your electronic equipment, movies, and music, and that it fits well inside of the room.

Add Some Unique Designs

Finish up your den with some fabulous accessories that create a particular décor in the room. Decide on a design style and find accessories that help you create it. From artwork to vases, home décor accessories give you some creative freedom that allows you to personalize a space and design it to your exact specifications.

When it comes to home décor, no one does it better than Home Consignment Center. With an amazing selection of consignment furniture and accessories, we give you the design choices you need at a price that fits nicely into your budget. To learn more about our furniture buying and selling services, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.