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Essential Elements for a Contemporary Living Room

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Essential Elements for a Contemporary Living Room

Whether you are moving into a new house or you are looking to redecorate your current home, the living room is the center of activity and should be decorated as such. You can spruce up your old or outdated décor by shopping at a consignment store for unique, contemporary furniture. Even if your decorating style is eclectic or retro, there are still a few elements you’ll need for a contemporary look. Keep reading to learn what the essential elements are for a contemporary living room.

Comfortable Seating

In the past, the living room was a more formal area used mostly for entertaining guests or on special occasions. That has changed in today’s modern times, however, and living rooms are becoming more and more usable and welcoming. In order to make your living room inviting, you’ll need to find comfortable seating for you, your family, and your guests. Start with a larger piece of furniture such as a couch or sofa, and create a plan around that. You can add a loveseat if you have space, or a few side chairs and ottomans for a versatile and movable seating arrangement.

Storage

If you’re planning on using your living room a fair amount, it’s a good idea to have storage set up to avoid excessive clutter. Check at your local consignment store for a coffee table with drawers where you can store your remotes, or look for a bookshelf that can hold your favorite novels as well as a few knick-knacks. When everything has a designated place, you can easily clean up your space when you have a surprise guest come over.

Lighting

Your living room won’t be of much use to you if you have to squint to see the book you’re reading. Even if you have overhead lighting, think about acquiring a few lamps on consignment to give the room a warm, cozy glow.

Home Consignment Center of Austin has everything you need to design the contemporary living room of your dreams. Call us at (512) 686-4763 or visit one of our two locations to see our current inventory for yourself. We’ll help you bring your living room into the 21st century.

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

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.

Tips for Decorating a Thanksgiving Coffee Table

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Create a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving coffee table to bring the festive feeling throughout the home. Use a platter and place it in the center of the table. Sprinkle some leaves, pinecones, pumpkins, apples, and other festive items around the platter and put a candle in the center. You can even use tea lights around the platter for an added festive feeling. Get some more fall decorating ideas in this video.

The Home Consignment Center has plenty of furniture and accessories for your holiday needs. Come in today to browse through our selection and add something new to your home design. For more information, call (925) 838-0113.

Keeping Your Light-Colored Fabric Furniture Stain-Free

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

White Sofa and Glass End Table Against Blue Wall

When you are looking for ways to make your living room feel more open and airy, choosing light-colored consignment furniture to replace your old, dark pieces can do just that. Light-colored fabric furniture can work in nearly any interior design scheme, and is comfortable year-round. Though some people shy away from lighter fabrics because of the potential for stains, there are ways to keep your light-colored fabric furniture looking great for years to come. Read on to learn more!

Stain-Resistant Finishes

As hard as you might try to keep your couch or recliner clean, accidents happen. Food and beverages can spill, and active children may put their muddy shoes on your furniture. Don’t resort to covering your furniture in unsightly plastic! Instead, look into having your consignment furniture professionally treated with stain-resistant finishes. Professional treatments actually penetrate the fabric of the furniture, making them longer-lasting than do-it-yourself methods. Over time and with repeated cleanings, the treatments may wear off, but you will still be protected initially against accidental spills.

Regular Cleaning

Even if you manage to keep food and drink away from your furniture, your light-colored fabric is still susceptible to stains. Dirt, grit, and grime can build up on the arms of couches and seat cushions as time goes on, and may eventually lead to unsightly stains. Before your furniture fabric gets to the point of no return, practice regular cleaning to keep it looking great. Use a vacuum to remove dust and dirt, taking particular care in areas that come into contact with skin. Making furniture cleaning a part of your monthly routine can help prolong the life of your items.

Spot Cleaning

Should spills happen, it’s important to know how to clean them. Remember to blot spills instead of scrubbing, as that can just make the situation worse. Avoid using harsh cleansers, and always test out cleaning products in inconspicuous areas before you use them.

The Home Consignment Center in Sacramento has an incredible selection of fabric furniture that will look great in your home. Call us at (916) 302-4390 to inquire about our current inventory, or come by the store to see for yourself.

 

The Home Consignment Center Helps Find the Right Size Table for Your Dining Room

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Luxurious Dining Room

You have many options to consider when you are looking for a new dining room table. From classic designs to modern, trendy styles, the choices can seem overwhelming! Before you start to think about the table you might want, it is essential that you know what size table your dining room can hold. Measure the dimensions of your dining room and note all entry points to make sure a new table will fit in the room. If you currently have a dining room table and you like its size, use that as a guide when shopping for your new table. Don’t forget to bring the measurements with you when you go shopping at your Bay Area consignment store!

The friendly staff members at the Home Consignment Center will be happy to help you find the dining room table that works for your size and budget requirements. Give us a call at (925) 272-0067 or come visit the Bay Area store that’s closest to you to see our constantly changing selection of dining room tables.

 

 

Living Room Décor: How to Select the Right Furniture Pieces

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Home interior - livingroom

The furniture that you choose for your living room impacts the entire feeling of the space. You want to pick pieces that are both stylish and comfortable to optimize your living room design. Use these tips to find the perfect furnishings for your living room:

Find Pieces that Work Well Together

While your living room does not need to be full of furniture in just one color, you should try to choose a palette that connects the room together. Try not to add more than three colors or the space could become too busy. Neutral colors work as a solid foundation when you use them on sofas and accent chairs. Once you have a few neutrals, you can add a little more visual stimulation with accessories like rugs and throw pillows.

Think About the Furniture Arrangement

Before you browse through the consignment store for your furniture, take some time to consider the dimensions of your room. When you work with the space that you have, you can find pieces that fit nicely into the room without making it look cramped. If you live in a small apartment, for example, you might want to opt for a love seat instead of a huge sectional. You should also try to set up the furniture in a way that provides visual flow for the space.

Remember Comfort

Comfort truly is one of the most important aspects of your living room design. Before you make the final decision to purchase furniture, test it out. When you can find pieces that are both aesthetically appealing and comfortable, you can create a special living room décor that is inviting and stylish.

With the amazing selection of consign furniture available at the Home Consignment Center in Austin, you can find the pieces you need to create a fabulous space. Our gently-used furniture and new pieces direct from factories and model homes, we give you the choices you want. Call (512) 686-4763 to start your search.

The Home Consignment Center Gives Ideas on How to Design a Home Office

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Home office.

Working at home is a popular option for people of all ages. If you want to work at home, get started by creating a great office space. Visiting the Home Consignment Center is a great for finding the home office furniture you want at great prices. Use these tips when shopping and setting up your new office:

Measure Your Space

Nearly any space in the home can be used as a home office. Choose an empty bedroom or another open part of your home that offers enough space for you to comfortably work. Measure the space so you know exactly how much room you have before buying any furniture or accessories. Use these measurements to create the perfect layout for your office.

 Find Appropriate Furniture

Consignment stores offer great deals on gently used furniture. This makes it easy to find the right pieces for any space and with any budget. Decide what furnishings you want for your home office and start shopping. Choose essentials, such as a desk and chair and then pick other pieces that will help you work in this space.

 Keep it Organized

Organization is essential in any type of work environment. That is why it is important to invest in pieces that can store your paperwork and other items. Look for storage that works with your space and lets you easily access the items that you use the most while storing items you do not use regularly.

 Add Some Extras

Your home office should keep you motivated and engaged. Adding a few accessories to the space will make it more inviting, enjoyable, and engaging. During your visit to the consignment store, look for wall hangings and other accessories that show off your personality and appeal to you.

If you are ready to design your home office, visit the Home Consignment Center today. Take a look at our website or call us at (925) 272-4318 to find out how to buy furniture, accessories, and other items from our store.

 

Learn How to Find Great Consignment Items with These Resources

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Choosing the perfect furniture and décor for your spaces is important to giving you a comfortable atmosphere in which to live. Check out these resources for great tips on decorating your bedroom in a wide variety of styles:

  • Knowing what style you want is crucial to choosing the right pieces. BHG.com offers this quiz to help you figure out what bedroom style is best for you.
  • Coming up with great ideas for décor doesn’t come easily for everyone. Get inspired with these bedroom style ideas from HGTV.com.
  • A bedroom should be an inviting, romantic space. Houzz.com gives you examples of how you can transform your bedroom using consignment furniture.
  • Deciding on a bedroom style will make choosing your furniture and decorations much easier. This article provides an overview of the different bedroom styles you can choose from when redecorating your bedroom.

You can find wonderful treasures when visiting your local Home Consignment Center. Read about how you can take advantage of consignment finds by exploring the following resources. Give us a call at (888) 714-6676 to hear about our new selections.

 

Tips from The Home Consignment Center for Designing a Great Dining Room

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Your dining room is the place where your friends and family gather for casual and formal meals. Because of these factors, you want this room to represent your individual design aesthetic.

Make your dining room a comfortable and inviting place to eat, drink, and socialize by watching this video. Discover a stylish and functional dining room, and learn some helpful tips you can use when designing your own space.

The Home Consignment Center has been serving the Sacramento area for years. We understand how home design works and can assist you with your decorating goals. Learn more about our consignment furniture selection by calling (888) 714-6676

Learn How to Choose the Perfect Pieces for Your Home with These Resources

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Luxury consignment stores are the best place to find unique furnishings and home décor that will help you turn your living space into a testament to your personal style. To learn more about choosing the right pieces for your home, be sure to take a look at the resources below.

  • If you’re finding it difficult to decide what type of sofa would suit your living room, then be sure to check out this Houzz article to get some much-needed inspiration.
  • For more guidance on choosing the right couch, be sure to read this helpful piece from Apartment Therapy.
  • To learn more about picking out lamps for the various rooms in your home, head over to RealSimple.com to read this article.
  • Let this informative guide from Better Homes and Gardens teach you everything you need to know about arranging your living room furniture.
  • Thanks to this Elle Décor article, you too can effortlessly mix prints on sofas, chairs, and pillows.

The Home Consignment Centers receive new and unique items daily, giving you the perfect selection for your home. To find out more about how we can assist you in decorating your Sacramento area property, call us at (888) 714-6676 or visit us online.