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Choosing Colors for Your Home Décor

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Living room with contemporary furniture and decor.

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.

Tips for a One-of-a-Kind Home Décor

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

 

Spacious bedroom with beamed wooden ceiling

When shopping for furniture and accessories with which to create a home décor, you should focus your search on pieces that reflect your personality. If you want your interior design to be unlike any other, you should find pieces that complement your personal aesthetic. Use the following tips to choose decorative features that give you a completely unique home décor:

Do Not Stick to One Style

Mixing and matching furniture styles helps you create a distinctly unique foundation onto which you can add fun and stylish accessories. Do not limit yourself to one style of furniture while you shop. Instead, you should choose any piece that catches your eye. Let your creative vision wander freely as you browse through the consignment furniture store and buy pieces from a wide variety of genres.

Connect Pieces through Color and Pattern

If you are choosing furniture from a few different décor styles, you can tie them together with color and pattern. Determine the color scheme that you want for your space and choose furniture and accessories that encompass it in some format. When you decorate according to color and pattern, you can find pieces that no one else has to start building your unique décor.

Shop at Stores with a Bigger Selection

Instead of shopping at a large chain store that carries the same pieces throughout the country, focus your search on places like consignment stores that always have a new selection of one-of-a-kind furniture pieces that you can use to create your unique décor. When you always have access to new great furniture and accessory finds, it is easy to create any kind of interior design.

Home Consignment Center is constantly getting new furniture and accessories that can work together to build your dream décor. If you want to find unique pieces for your home design in Austin, we can help. Come in today to start shopping for consignment furniture that can transform your interior design. To learn more about our products and services, visit us online or call (925) 309-7231.

Consignment Shopping for Beginners

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A Beginner's Guide to Consignment Shopping

Are you new to the world of consignment shopping? If so, then you may not yet be familiar with the countless benefits that come from buying furniture or jewelry from your local Bay Area consignment store. Here is our helpful guide to consignment shopping for beginners.

Differences from One Consignment Store to Another

An important point to establish early on when it comes to outlining consignment shopping to a beginner is that no two stores are alike, thanks to the process by which they buy furniture or jewelry. In order to make sure that you won’t be wasting your time—or money—when visiting a consignment shop, look for stores that have a solid reputation and many locations around town. Be sure to also inspect the quality of items while you browse, since standards vary from buyer to buyer.

 Economic and Environmental Benefits

Economic and Environmental Benefits

Consignment shopping revolves around the concept of a customer selling furniture or jewelry to the store and eventually receiving a percentage of the profit once that item is purchased by a second customer. This process offers tremendous benefits to the environment, lowering the carbon footprint of both seller and buyer. It also offers fabulous financial savings to those who buy furniture from a consignment shop.

Strategies for Finding Fabulous Items

If you’re on the hunt for something specific, then don’t be shy about calling a store that consigns furniture before visiting them. Be sure to also ask when stores are most likely to put out merchandise so that you can be the first to see new items. If you find something you love, don’t hesitate in buying it since successful consignment stores have a high turnaround rate for furniture and other items.

 

If you’re curious to learn more about how you can buy furniture or consign furniture at the Home Consignment Center, then visit one of our six Bay Area locations today. We also consign jewelry and have a large collection of engagement rings, luxury watches, and heirloom jewelry for you to explore. Call us today at (925) 272-0067 to find out how buying from a consignment store can help you boost the look of your home and your jewelry box.

Tips for a One-of-a-Kind Home Décor

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

When shopping for furniture and accessories with which to create a home décor, you should focus your search on pieces that reflect your personality. If you want your interior design to be unlike any other, you should find pieces that complement your personal aesthetic. Use the following tips to choose decorative features that give you a completely unique home décor:

Do Not Stick to One Style

Mixing and matching furniture styles helps you create a distinctly unique foundation onto which you can add fun and stylish accessories. Do not limit yourself to one style of furniture while you shop. Instead, you should choose any piece that catches your eye. Let your creative vision wander freely as you browse through the consignment furniture store and buy pieces from a wide variety of genres.

Connect Pieces through Color and Pattern

If you are choosing furniture from a few different décor styles, you can tie them together with color and pattern. Determine the color scheme that you want for your space and choose furniture and accessories that encompass it in some format. When you decorate according to color and pattern, you can find pieces that no one else has to start building your unique décor.

Shop at Stores with a Bigger Selection

Instead of shopping at a large chain store that carries the same pieces throughout the country, focus your search on places like consignment stores that always have a new selection of one-of-a-kind furniture pieces that you can use to create your unique décor. When you always have access to new great furniture and accessory finds, it is easy to create any kind of interior design.

Spacious bedroom with beamed wooden ceiling

Home Consignment Center is constantly getting new furniture and accessories that can work together to build your dream décor. If you want to find unique pieces for your home design in Austin, we can help. Come in today to start shopping for consignment furniture that can transform your interior design. To learn more about our products and services, visit us online or call (925) 309-7231.

Choosing the Right Bed Size for Your Bedroom

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Choosing the Right Bed Size for Your Bedroom

Since a bed is the most important component of a bedroom, it’s important that you spend a bit of time selecting the perfect model when shopping for furniture at your local consignment store. To select the right bed size for the space, begin by measuring the bedroom and determining how much of the room you would like to devote to the bed. Be sure to open any closet doors to ensure that they will not be inaccessible once the bed is installed in the room. As a general rule of thumb, try to match beds according to room size as well as the size of the sleepers. Children require less space and should therefore sleep in smaller beds.

If you are a couple, don’t forget to buy furniture that will accommodate both of you and your individual measurements. Experts agree that 30 inches is typically enough when it comes to sleeping space requirements for the average adult. For even more tips and guidelines to consider when it comes to picking a bed, talk to the experts at the Home Consignment Center. To find out how we can help you buy furniture, consign furniture, and sell furniture, give us a call today at (925) 272-0067.

Why Your Bedroom Needs a Nightstand

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Why Your Bedroom Needs a Nightstand

One of the most overlooked items when people buy furniture for their bedrooms is the nightstand. This underrated piece of furniture really does deserve a moment in the spotlight, though. While you may not feel it’s an essential piece to own, once you have one you’ll wonder how you ever called your bedroom complete without it! Here’s why:

Nightstands are Convenient

Do you like to read at night before drifting off to sleep? Do you ever find yourself totally comfortable except for that sudden urge for a sip of water? Do you wish you could charge your phone and still have it at arm’s reach during the night? Then you need a nightstand! Nightstands are perfect for holding all of these items and more at a convenient distance from you so that you don’t have to put your feet back on the floor until morning.

Nightstands Complete Your Look

Nightstands have a way of tying a room together to create a complete, cohesive look and feel. Determine what style fits your bedroom best before you go to buy furniture, and make sure you measure your bed to see what height will work best for you. Just be careful not to purchase one that’s too deep, lest you find yourself bumping into it when getting out of bed.

Nightstands are Functional

If you choose a nightstand that has one or more drawers, shelves, or cabinet doors, you will have instantly created extra storage space in your room. Figure out which items need a home in your room, as well as which items you’d like to have nearest to you at night, then purchase a nightstand that can serve the purpose. It will be an investment you won’t soon regret.

When you visit us at Home Consignment Center, you can buy furniture of all types for every room in your home, or you can consign furniture when you’re ready to update, or both! Stop by one of our locations today to see our selection, shop online, or give us a call at (925) 272-0067 for more information.

Tips for Creating an Office Guest Room Combination

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The Latest Home Office Design Trend

One of the hottest trends in home design these days is the addition of a combined office and guest room in the home. While this may sound like a difficult style of room to create, you can outfit your home with this convenient multipurpose space with help from several essential furniture pieces from your local consignment store. Here are some tips for creating an office guest room combination.

Begin by Creating a Floor Plan

Since it is easy to become overwhelmed while creating a combination room, it is important that you begin the process by creating a floor plan for the space. Determine how much space you actually have to work with before asking yourself how exactly you would like to divide that space up. If you’re having trouble visualizing the floor plan, create a sketch of the room on paper and mark where the various work and sleep zones will be located as well as any and all furniture.

Invest in Multifunctional Furniture

Once the time comes to buy furniture from your Bay Area consignment store, look for pieces that offer more than one basic function. Shop around for a desk that offers plenty of storage space in order to eliminate clutter in the room. Consider buying a sofa that also features a bed inside or a daybed that doubles as a sofa in order to maximize space while you are not hosting guests in the home.

Add Personal Touches Throughout the Space

Although this room may be the go-to space for out-of-town guests throughout the year, it should still reflect your own personal style and taste. Be sure to add personal touches such as a whimsical lamp or a beautiful painting you found while consigning or buying furniture at the Home Consignment Center. Pillows and textiles are also great options for adding color and drama in the space without providing too much distraction for a houseguest.

For even more inspiration when it comes to designing your bedroom and office combination, come visit your nearest Home Consignment Center. We also buy jewelry and consign jewelry, which makes us more than just your one-stop shopping destination for great furnishings. To learn more about the items you might find during your next visit, call (925) 272-0067. 

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.

Non-Essential Furnishings to Consider for Your Bedroom

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Non-Essential Furnishings to Consider for Your Bedroom

Once you get your bedroom set up with all of the essential furniture items like a bed, a dresser, and a nightstand, you can start to have some fun with your bedroom décor. Read on to learn about some non-essential furniture items that you can use to optimize the style and function of your room.

An Armoire

An armoire is a stylish piece of furniture that can be used to add a romantic element to your bedroom design. It also offers much more storage space that helps you get rid of clutter in your room to keep it looking clean and organized. Adding an armoire to a bedroom is a quick and easy way to increase the elegance and overall aesthetic appeal of the space.

An Armchair or a Sofa

The living room is not the only space that should have comfortable seating options. Create an area for reading or relaxing by adding an armchair or a sofa to the room’s design. Try to buy furniture that complements the rest of your bedroom décor so you can continue your decorating theme and add some more comfort to the space. Place a stylish ottoman in front of your new seating options to ensure optimal comfort for your bedroom décor.

A Desk

Setting up a desk in your bedroom offers many possibilities, both practical and visual. You can use the desk as a vanity area where you get ready in the morning or for a place to sit down and write. No matter how you use the desk, this piece of furniture can instantly enhance the appeal of your room.

At Home Consignment Center, we bring you an amazing selection of furniture and accessories that you can use to optimize any room of your home. Buy furniture at one of our five Bay Area locations to get the selection you need to decorate any space. For more information on our products or to find a nearby location, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Dining Room Table

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Dining Room Table

If you want to get a lot of use out of your dining room, you must choose the right table to serve as the foundation for the space. The best way to buy furniture is to first decide what you need. Consider the following factors when choosing a dining room table to ensure that it brings your entire room together:

The Size of the Room

Your table should complement the room around it, which means it needs to be the right size. A table that is either too small or too big could throw off the entire aesthetic of the room. Take measurements before you go to the store so you have a clear idea of what size you need.

The Shape of the Table

Table shape can change the way the piece fits into a room and the aesthetic effect that it creates. You want to choose a shape that works well with the size of your room and your entertaining needs. Round tables are better options if you want to create an atmosphere that inspires conversation. Rectangular tables can usually seat more people, especially if you add a leaf.

The Amount of Chairs You Need

If you want a dining room that only accommodates your immediate family, you can stick to a table that only has about four chairs. If you plan to host more guests, though, you should get more chairs. Make sure the chairs are both stylish and comfortable.

The Style of the Table

Since the table serves as the foundation for the entire room, be sure to choose a style that works with the rest of the room’s décor. If you want a more eclectic feel, buy a table with mismatched chairs. If you want something more traditional, though, deep woods are always a good option.

Come to Home Consignment Center today to find your ideal dining room table. We make it easy to buy furniture you love at prices you can afford. Call (925) 394-4209 to learn more about our services and locations.