Archive for the ‘Living Room’ Category

Essential Furniture Arrangement Tips

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Essential Furniture Arrangement Tips

Before you buy furniture for your home, it’s a good idea to have a vision of how that furniture will fit into a room. The first rule, no matter what room you’re furnishing, is to know the dimensions of the room, as well as the measurements for all entrances, doors, and hallways that you’ll have to go through to get the furniture to its final location.

Choose furniture pieces in different sizes, and perhaps even slightly different shapes or styles, to create dimension and interest. Position furniture in a way that matches the function of the room—sofas should face each other if you’ll be doing a lot of talking with family or guests, for example.

When you’re ready to buy furniture for your planned room, come see us at Home Consignment Center. You can buy or sell gently used, modern furniture for great prices with us. Call (925) 272-0067 today to learn more.

Spotlight on the Benefits of Selling Through a Consignment Store

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Selling furniture and jewelry through a consignment store makes it easy and convenient to get rid of your unwanted items and earn some extra cash. Keep reading to learn about just a few of the benefits of choosing to sell your item this way.

Spotlight on the Benefits of Selling Through a Consignment Store

You Can Make a Sale without the Effort of a Yard Sale

Yard sales are outdated and require a lot of time and effort to set up. Even if you do put on a yard sale, there is no guarantee that all of your items will sell. Instead of wasting so much time and energy, you can sell your items at the consignment store with minimal effort.

You Do Not Have to Risk Selling Online

Although selling items online is less work than hosting a yard sale, it comes with a certain amount of risk. When you put your items up for sale online, you must have strangers come through your home to look at the merchandise. This puts you at risk for allowing a potentially dangerous person into your home.

You Can Sell Your Item Without Interrupting Your Schedule

If you take it upon yourself to sell your items, it can take up a lot of your time. Instead of taking time off work or having to organize your day around someone else’s schedule, bring your items to the consignment shop for a quick and convenient sale. Since the store takes care of the selling for you, all you have to do is wait to collect your earnings after someone buys your furniture or jewelry.

If you want to sell some of your items, Home Consignment Center can help. Our five Bay Area locations offer a fast and easy way to find the right buyer for your furniture and jewelry. We also have a great selection of furniture and accessories that you can buy. To learn more about our consignment services or to find the location nearest you, visit us online or call (925) 394-4209.

What Do Consignment Stores Look for in Products?

Thursday, 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.

Is It Time to Replace Your Sofa?

Friday, 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.

Selecting the Right Pillows for Your Sofa

Friday, 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

Friday, 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.

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.