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New to Consignment Shops? Getting the Most Out of Your Shopping Experience

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

New to Consignment Shops Getting the Most Out of Your Shopping Experience

Consignment shopping is an excellent way to score incredible deals on like new and gently used items. Sometimes you can even find brand new items and bargain rates. You can buy jewelry, furniture, clothing, and pretty much anything you can think of on consignment, but if you’ve never shopped this way before you may feel out of your element at first. Don’t worry—we have some tips that will help you get into the swing of it and come to love consignment shopping.

Shop Regularly and with Determination

Consignment shops can have new inventory on a daily or near daily basis. If you don’t find the exact item you’re looking for on Monday, it may be there on Wednesday. When you do find something you love, though, don’t hesitate on the purchase. Some consignment shops will hold an item for a short period of time, but you do have to make a relatively quick decision or it will be returned to the floor for the next interested person.

 Inspect Items Closely

When people consign furniture, sell jewelry to a shop, or upgrade some other item, chances are that they actually used whatever it was. Even items that were never actually used can have shelf wear or minor imperfections that made them ineligible to be sold in a regular department store. While you can find deals on perfect items, understand that this is more of an exception than a rule. Make sure you’re fine with whatever special personalities your items have before you make a deal so that you aren’t disappointed with your purchase later.

 Talk to the Shop Owners or Clerks

Many consignment shops are happy to take down details about what you’re looking for if it isn’t on the floor, and then notify you if something similar becomes available. Don’t be afraid to ask!

Whether you’re interesting in shopping consignment or selling on consignment, come see us at Home Consignment Center. From furniture to jewelry, our inventory is diverse and ever-changing. Call (925) 272-0067 to learn more, or visit us online today!

 

Choosing Colors for Your Home Décor

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Choosing Colors for Your Home Décor

Colors are just as important as furniture and accessories when you are trying to build a cohesive home décor. If you want to create a personal interior design for your space, it is important to pay attention to the colors you use. Keep reading for some tips on how to choose color for your décor:

Start off your decorating process by thinking about your favorite colors and whether or not they will work when translated onto a larger scale. Think about how different shades complement each other and how others contrast with each other to decide on a scheme that achieves your ideal aesthetic. If there are some items that you want to keep for your new décor, think about their colors and consider finding other items with similar hues.

No matter what kinds of colors you want to add to your décor, Home Consignment Center has fabulous furniture and accessories in a variety of hues and shades. With some of the best used furniture options in Austin, we make it easy to find furniture that works with your budget. To learn more about our furniture and consignment services, call (925) 309-7231.

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.

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.

Finding the Right Lamp for Any Room

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.

Home Consignment Center Tips For Making Your Gold Jewelry Shine

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Making Your Gold Jewelry Shine

Take your gold jewelry back to its original aesthetic appeal by shining it at home. Gold is one of the few metals that does not tarnish, but it can get dirty. It is easy to clean, though, with products that you can find at home.

If you are dealing with a plain piece of gold that is not embellished with stones or other metals, you can clean it in a bowl of warm water mixed with mild dish washing detergent. Let it soak for about twenty minutes then dry it with a clean cloth. If you are cleaning jewelry with gemstones, dampen a cloth with the cleaning mixture and gently dab it onto the jewelry. Once you are finished, you can hang the piece upside down to let it air dry.

Find a great selection of estate, antique, and modern jewelry at Home Consignment Center to add to your collection. We always have new pieces coming through our doors. To learn more about our Newport Beach location, call (949) 250-0326.

 

5 Interior Decorating Ideas for Your Apartment

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Interior Decorating Ideas for Your Apartment

If you live in an apartment, you might not have as many decorating options as you would in a place you own. Decorate smartly to get the décor you crave without sacrificing your security deposit. If you use furniture to divide the space, it helps to create distinctive areas. Add temporary upgrades such as wall decals that you can remove easily when you move. Window treatments, accessories, and fabric panels do a lot for an apartment and multifunctional furniture can help you make the most of the space. Check out this video for more great tips.

The Home Consignment Center offers the best selection of consignment furniture in the Bay Area. Come to our Sacramento or Roseville location today to start shopping for pieces that wow. Call (916) 302-4390 to learn more about our products and services.

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.