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Consignment Shopping for Beginners

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Consignment Shopping for Beginners

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

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.

Furniture Placement Tips

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

 

elegant living room featuring a dramatic fireplace.

The way you place your furniture affects the function of your space as a whole and changes the way your décor feels. If you are in the market for new pieces, it is important to find the right placement for them. Use the following tips to optimize your furniture placement:

 

Before you decide where you should put your furnishings, it is important to take measurements so you know your spatial restrictions before you move any furniture. Create a unique visual appeal by mixing and matching furniture and accessories of different sizes. Try to create balance among your pieces by grouping together furniture on a similar scale. If you have a larger space, you should consider using the furniture to create separate areas.

 

No matter how you choose to place your furniture, Home Consignment Center has one of the best selections of gently used pieces in all of Austin. Come in today to find pieces that provide style and function for your interior design. We also have consignment services that make it easy to sell your unwanted furniture. To learn more, visit us online or 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.

Choosing Colors for Your Home Décor

Thursday, May 7th, 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.

Why Jewelry Isn’t Just for Women

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Closeup Of The Mens Wrist Watch. Toned Instant Photo

Women have been using jewelry as accessories for generations. Jewelry is not only for women, though. With a wide array of styles for men, everyone can enjoy accessorizing with jewelry. Keep reading to see how men can use these accessories to enhance their everyday wardrobes:

Pieces that Complement a Personality

A lot of men shy away from wearing jewelry because they feel like it will not fit with their personality. With so many different jewelry styles available, though, men can find pieces that perfectly complement their unique aesthetic.

Small Embellishments for a Variety of Wardrobes

When men attempt to jump into the world of wearing jewelry, they should start small. By choosing a few accessories that bring variety to their wardrobe, they can start to feel more comfortable using jewelry as embellishments for a wide variety of wardrobe styles.

Jewelry that Means Something

Accessories like jewelry can start to represent certain times and feelings of a man’s life. An interesting necklace or watch might seem like a basic accessory to someone else, but it can become a symbol of an important time in a life for a man. The more often a man wears a piece of jewelry, the more symbolic it can become for certain periods of time.

Added Confidence

The most important aspect of wearing jewelry for men is doing it with confidence. No matter what kinds of pieces you add to your wardrobe, you should wear them with confidence. The right accessories can instantly enhance your wardrobe and add new attitude to your look.

If you are interested in trying out jewelry of your own, Home Consignment Center can help. We always have a great selection of jewelry for any occasion. Our Newport Beach location also has an ever-changing inventory of furniture and décor accessories to meet all of your needs. To learn more about our products and consignment services, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326.

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.

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.

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.

Creative Ways to Store Jewelry at Home

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Creative Ways to Store Jewelry at Home

Is your jewelry box getting a little too full? It’s easy to expand your jewelry collection when you shop at a consignment store. Since a consignment store can offer a selection ranging from everyday pieces to jewelry for special occasions, the only hard part of buying jewelry there is figuring out how to store it at home. If you’re running out of traditional ways to store your jewelry or you’re tired of everything getting tangled, use these tips for creative ways of storing your jewelry at home.

Shadow Boxes

When you’re in a rush to get ready for a date or a night out on the town, the last thing you want is to be fumbling through your jewelry box looking for your favorite necklace. Instead of using a jewelry box, hang a shadow box with hooks on your wall. Your necklaces will hang, making sure the chains stay untangled, and you’ll be able to see all of your options in front of you.

Chains

There are few things more frustrating than rooting through your jewelry box trying to find one missing earring. An easy fix for this is to hang a chain horizontally on your wall. That way, you can hang all of your pairs of earrings right next to each other, and you’ll be less likely to lose single earrings.

Jewelry Trees

If you are an appreciator of nature, you’ll love this idea for jewelry storage. Find a branch outside with a few arms and place it in a colorful vase on your dresser. You can hang necklaces and bracelets off of the arms, and even use it to store rings if the branches are narrow enough. This fun idea brings a little natural beauty into your daily routine.

Book Boxes

If you prefer having jewelry boxes but are tired of boring designs, you can get creative with them. Hollow out old or unwanted hardcover books and use the empty space to hold your jewelry. You can have different book boxes for earrings, rings, bracelets, and more.

You’ll be glad to have all of these jewelry storage options after a shopping trip to Home Consignment Center. Come in to one of our two Austin locations to find one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, and pieces for your home. Give us a call at (925) 309-7231 to learn more about buying from a consignment store.