Archive for the ‘Home Office’ Category

Finding the Right Lamp for Any Room

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Lamps are the cornerstone of any great interior design. If you are looking for a simple way to add style and personality to a space, consider purchasing a few new lamps.

Whether you prefer floor lamps or table lamps, these decorative accessories allow you to play with new design styles while adding a particular ambiance to a room. Check out this video to get some helpful tips on how to shop for lamps.

With the amazing selection at all of Home Consignment Center’s Bay Area locations, you can find lamps that maximize your home’s appeal. Come in today to buy furniture and accessories to transform your space. For more information, call (925) 272-0067.

Ways to Brighten Up a Dark Space

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Ways to Brighten Up a Dark Space

If you have a room in your home that feels dark and uninviting, you and your family are unlikely to spend much time there. Instead of letting this room go to waste, you can make simple updates to your home décor to brighten the feel of this space. Here are a few tips to help you enhance any dark areas in your home.

Keep It Light and Bright

One of the best ways to make a dark space feel brighter is to add light or bright colors to the walls. Painting the walls a light shade, such as off-white, will help make the room feel more expansive. You can further improve the ambiance of the room by adding an accent wall with a bright color, such as pale yellow or red-orange.

Use a Variety of Lighting Options

Planning the right lighting scheme is essential for brightening a dark room. Ambient light can help to provide brightness that feels natural, while accent lighting can enhance a particularly dark area or highlight a special piece of furniture. Task lighting is essential if the space is to be used as a home office or craft room. By incorporating multiple lighting options, you can ensure that it is always easy to achieve the right level of brightness, no matter the time of day or the task at hand.

Incorporate Reflective Accessories

Mirrors, tables with glass tops, and metallic picture frames all reflect light, so incorporating them into a dark space can go a long way towards brightening the room. To keep the design interesting, try adding reflective accessories that have a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures.

Add Window Treatments

Don’t be afraid of adding window treatments to a dark room. Adding curtains or a valence to the windows in the space will help to draw attention to this feature and the natural light it provides. In addition, adding curtains in a bright color is a great way to make the space feel more lively and inviting.

Are you looking for the perfect accessories for your Austin home? Look no further than Home Consignment Center of Austin. We offer a wide variety of home décor to help you achieve the perfect design for every room in your home. To find out more, call (512) 686-4763 today.

The Home Consignment Center Guide to Common Furniture Terminology

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Your Guide to Common Furniture Terminology


When buying furniture, certain terminology can help you narrow down the selection and find the pieces you really want. Know what you are looking for is the only way to truly find it. Before you start shopping, familiarize yourself with the following terms so you can feel more confident in the furniture store:

 Accent Pieces

Accent colors and furniture are a great decorating tool for your home. Accent colors are contrasting hues that bring more aesthetic appeal to a space. Accent furniture is made up of smaller pieces like chairs that complement larger pieces and tie a room together. Using accents helps you create a décor of your own.


If you want to create a multifunctional room in your home, a daybed is a great piece to use. This furnishing can be used as a place to sit during the day but doubles as a bed. Whether you want to use this as a permanent bed or just a space for guests, a daybed helps you make the most out of your home.

 Modern Furniture

This design term refers to furniture and accessories that have clean lines and architectural features. This furniture style developed from 20th century styles, most specifically the German Bauhaus School of Architecture.

 Antique Furniture

If you prefer older styles in your home design, you should probably focus your search on antique pieces. Furniture that is considered antique is at least one hundred years old. You can often use antique pieces to create a more traditional décor.

 Come to Home Consignment Center in Newport Beach to browse through our impressive furniture selection and find pieces that help you create your ideal décor. With an ever-changing inventory, we always have great new pieces for you to look at it. To learn more about our furniture or our consignment services, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326.

The Home Consignment Center Can Help in Choosing the Perfect Leather Furniture for Your Home

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Choosing the Perfect Leather Furniture for Your Home

Leather furniture adds comfort and elegance to a home décor. If you are ready to bring something new to your interior design, you should shop around until you find pieces that really work in your home. Learning more about leather styles helps you figure out which variety does the most to meet your needs. These tips will help you choose leather furniture that helps you make the most of your interior design:

Aniline Leather

When aniline leather is created, it is placed in a huge drum to dye. This method allows the leather to really grab the color. Without an extra layer of protective coating, it becomes a soft, supple leather that feels wonderful to the touch. Furniture made from aniline leather is usually the most expensive variety.


Semi-aniline, or protected aniline, leather is also placed into a drum to add color. Once it is successfully died, there is a little bit of coating placed on the exterior of the material. This barrier makes semi-aniline leather more able to resist stains and it is less likely to fade than the aniline options.

Pigmented Leather

Instead of being completely dyed, color in pigmented leather is only applied to the very surface of the material. This leads to colors that are not as vibrant as leather that is dyed, but it also has a thicker layer of protection from scratches, stains, and fading. Pigmented leather is usually more affordable than other varieties, but it does not feel as soft.

When you are ready to buy stylish, durable leather furniture for your home, look no further than Home Consignment Center in Newport Beach to find a plethora of amazing furniture and accessories that fit perfectly into your home décor. To learn more about our expansive inventory, check out our website or call (949) 250-0326.

Let The Home Consignment Center Assist with Personalizing Your Home with Wall Décor

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Personalize Your Home with Wall Décor

Add some of your unique personality to your current interior design with wall décor that really represents who you are. The right pieces transform a generic space into your home. These tips will help you find wall hangings that allow you to display your personality proudly throughout your home:

Let Your Artistic Side Out

Art is always a great accessory to use for a home décor and it gives you an easy way to show the world your personality. Browse through local furniture stores until you find some art pieces that really catch your eye. When you have amassed a good amount of pieces, you can start to figure out the best place for them in your home.

Use Stylish Frames

Whether you are looking for the perfect frame with which to showcase one of your favorite pictures or want to use a frame in a more creative facet, this wall accessory instantly personalizes a room. Hang your jewelry collection inside of an empty picture to create a wall accessory that has style and function. Find a unique configuration for pictures frames of a few different sizes and shapes for an interesting visual appeal to the wall.

Play with Mirrors

Mirrors add aesthetic appeal to a room and they can also create the illusion of more square footage. When you choose a stylish mirror for a particular room, you can easily tie together to the rest of the interior design. Utilize mirrors in your space to make the most out of your décor.

Come to Home Consignment Center today to find artwork, picture frames, and mirrors that help you input your own personality into your interior design. We buy and sell furniture and accessories to make it easy for you to create your ideal décor. To learn more about our services or to find a location near you, call (925) 272-0067.



The Home Consignment Center Shows How To Light Up Your Home with Lamps

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Light Up Your Home with Lamps

Interior lighting is an easy decorating tool that helps you draw attention to other aspects of your décor and create new areas of visual stimulation. Including a variety of lighting styles into your décor is the perfect way to take your interior design to the next level.

By combining floor and table lamps, you create different lighting zones that serve multiple purposes. Side lamps can be used for task lighting when you want to read or watch television. Floor lamps fully illuminate the room.  Add a few different lamp styles so you can use lighting as a decorating accessory.

Home Consignment Center always has new décor pieces in our inventory that help you create a winning interior design. Whether you want to shop for lamps or buy furniture, we are here for you. To learn more about our impressive selection or our consign services, visit our website or call (925) 272-0067.

Modern Furniture Ideas for Your Bedroom Brought to You by The Home Consignment Center

Friday, January 10th, 2014

One of the hottest trends in interior design these days is to combine various furniture styles and décor genres in order to make a truly one-of-a-kind space. As you will see in this video, you can easily apply this strategy when decorating your bedroom, even if the look you’re going for is bold and modern. To begin the process of personalizing your modern bedroom, pick out several distinct and contemporary furniture pieces as well as complementary furnishings from a different genre, such as vintage.


When mixing and matching modern furniture with vintage accessories, look for standout items. A sophisticated chaise lounge or a contemporary bed in a cream, blue, and brown is easy to complement with a number of fun vintage textiles and patterns.

From retro chic to contemporary casual, you can find bedroom furniture to meet your style preferences by visiting the Home Consignment Center. Call (512) 346-2900 to find out more about what’s waiting for you at our Austin furniture store.

The Home Consignment Center Describes Essential Furniture Pieces for Your First Apartment

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Home interior - livingroom

Buying furniture for your first apartment is the first step toward making it feel like home. When purchasing these new pieces, you should start small and focus on the must-haves. As long as you have the following pieces, you can eventually build a completely furnished space:

A Great Bed

If you want to sleep in your new apartment, you have to get a bed as soon as possible. Take some time finding a quality mattress and bed frame that is comfortable and supportive. You should also take detailed measurements to ensure that you choose a bed that really works with the space you have available.

A Comfy Couch

A sofa serves as the foundation for your living room design. It can also serve as your home office or dining room table before you stock up on other kinds of furniture. Once again, it is important to find a couch that complements the space around it. Choose a color around which you can implement an aesthetically appealing décor. Your apartment will seem much more together once you add this essential piece of furniture.

A Small Table

Add a small dining table to your interior design as soon as you can to create a comfortable place to sit and eat. Once you have a dining table, you can invite others over for a meal and a tour of your great new space. A smaller piece with two-four chairs is generally the best option for an apartment, but it depends on the amount of square footage in your residence.

When you are ready to shop for great pieces, the Home Consignment Center in Austin is here to help. Our selection of consignment furniture offers new and gently-used options at unbeatable prices. With two locations full of quality pieces, we make it easy to furnish your space. Call (512) 346-2900 to learn more.

The Home Consignment Center Brings You HGTV’s 2013 Dream Home Details in Your Home Décor

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

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.


The Home Consignment Center Gives Furniture Arrangement Ideas for Small Living Rooms

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Furniture Arrangement Ideas for Small Living Rooms

The right furniture can create an attractive and inviting space in any room. This is especially important for small spaces that can feel crowded when filled with the wrong furnishings. You will find a variety of furniture sizes and styles at the Home Consignment Center in Southern California. Use this guide to discover the best pieces to help you arrange furniture for a small living room: 

Keep Open Pathways

Your living room provides a place where family and friends can gather to spend time together. Make sure your loved ones can access this room by creating open pathways. Arrange your furniture to offer seating for all of your guests while maintaining walkways that lead to these seating options.

Make a Circular Arrangement

Whether you like to watch TV in your living room or sit and talk with guests, you should arrange your living room furniture in a circular design. Place your sofa or other larger seating options directly across from your TV or other focal point. Add smaller seats and other furniture on each open side of the room for a complete living room arrangement.

Select Smaller Pieces

Many apartment dwellers believe they can make the most of their small spaces by choosing big pieces of furniture. But bigger pieces can be overwhelming in a small room, making the space feel cramped and crowded. Smaller pieces of furniture provide fashion and function without taking up too much space, allowing you to make your small living room appear and feel larger.

Look for Multi-Purpose Furniture

The size of your living room does not have to limit what you can do with the room. Fill your living room with everything you want and need by investing in multi-purpose furniture. Look for coffee and end tables with hidden storage to hold games, exercise equipment, or home office supplies. Choose a sofa bed to turn your living room into a guest room quickly and easily.

Are you ready to find furniture for your living room? Learn about the selection at the Home Consignment Center in Southern California by contacting us today! Call our Calabasas location at (818) 880-8331 to get started.