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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. 

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.

Home Consignment Center Helps You to Design a Modern-Style Living Room

Friday, August 1st, 2014

How to Design a Modern-Style Living Room

If you love clean lines and open floor spaces, you would probably love a modern-style living room for your home. Use the following tips to find furniture and accessories that help you add the right amount of modern appeal to your space:

Choose Your Colors Wisely

Color plays a huge impact on the overall appeal of a modern decorating style. If you want to use a bright, bold shade like red, you should tone it down with a neutral shade like white or grey to get the right balance. You can also choose a monochromatic color scheme for your space to keep a light, open feeling in your interior. If you decorate with patterns, you might want to consider mixing a few different patterns to keep the interior design visually interesting.

Find Furniture with Clean Lines

Clean lines and geometric shapes are the cornerstone of a modern living room. If you want to incorporate this design style into your space, you should start off with clean, linear furniture. Once you find your couch, your coffee table, and a few accent chairs, you will have a foundation that steers you toward the best kind of accessories.

Use Eye-Catching Accessories Sporadically

You can draw even more attention to your new living room décor with a few well-placed accessories that add depth and texture to the room. Instead of using bright colors and patterns throughout the space, for example, reserve them for a couple of throw pillows or a really great area rug. You might even want to use a fantastic piece of artwork as the focal point for the room. Using accessories to add some drama to the décor is a great way to keep things modern and still bring some of your personality to the interior design.

Come to Home Consignment Center to find fabulous pieces of furniture that help you infuse your living room with a modern décor. We bring you some of the best furniture finds in Newport Beach at hard-to-beat prices. For more information, check out our website or call (949) 250-0326.

Designing a Den for Your Home

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Designing a Den for Your Home

When decorated correctly, the den is one of the most used rooms in a home. Buy furniture and accessories that help you make this room both stylish and comfortable so you have a place to sit, relax, watch television, and temporarily forget about the stresses of the world. This guide helps you put together a den that meets all of your needs:

Search for Comfortable Seating

Your seating options are the foundation of the den. If you want to create a space that is both functional and comfortable, you have to find the right furniture. While browsing for pieces that you like, you should always sit down and test them out before deciding to purchase anything. If you do not want to stand up from the couch or chair when you try it, you know you have found a winner.

Find an Entertainment Center

Whether you want to watch movies or just listen to music, an entertainment center helps you stock your den with the equipment you need to relax. Make sure an entertainment center has plenty of storage for all of your electronic equipment, movies, and music, and that it fits well inside of the room.

Add Some Unique Designs

Finish up your den with some fabulous accessories that create a particular décor in the room. Decide on a design style and find accessories that help you create it. From artwork to vases, home décor accessories give you some creative freedom that allows you to personalize a space and design it to your exact specifications.

When it comes to home décor, no one does it better than Home Consignment Center. With an amazing selection of consignment furniture and accessories, we give you the design choices you need at a price that fits nicely into your budget. To learn more about our furniture buying and selling services, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

How to Elevate Your Living Space

Friday, May 9th, 2014

How to Elevate Your Living Space

Is there a room in your home that feels drab or dull? If so, it’s time to elevate the space with a new design scheme. The first step that you should take is to select pieces with bold colors. This can help lend a curated look to the space. Finding large furniture pieces in bright colors can be especially helpful for creating a room design that wows. It’s also helpful to layer accessories in a variety of colors and textures—throw pillows, blankets, vases, and sculptures are all ideal accessories for adding interest to the room’s design. The final touch that is essential for renewing the space is the lighting. Incorporate a variety of lighting types, including ambient and accent lighting, to enliven the room and highlight its architectural details or your favorite pieces of art.

You can find high-quality consignment furniture and home accessories at Home Consignment Center of Austin. Whether you’re looking for accent tables, barstools, or bedroom sets, we can help you find the perfect option. You can visit our website or call us at (512) 686-4763 to find out more.

How to Create a Unique Décor Style With the Help of Home Consignment Center

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

How to Create a Unique Décor Style

If you want to create a unique décor, you have to buy furniture and accessories that bring personality to your space. Overhaul your traditional and slightly boring interior design with some exciting new pieces that create a one-of-a-kind décor:

Combine a few Different Styles

One of the best ways to create a unique décor is to bring together a few different styles. With a couch that screams art deco paired with a romantic accent chair and completed with a few Asian-inspired accessories, you are already on your way to adding a unique personality into your décor. Try to branch out with your décor styles to give your interior design a fresh new look.

Find a Fabulous Focal Point

While you are browsing through the furniture store, let your eyes wander until you spot an attention-grabbing piece that can serve as a focal point for a certain room in your home. Whether you fall in love with a funky dining room table or an eye-catching piece of artwork, finding this unique focal point makes it easy to create a décor around it.

Be True to Your Personal Aesthetic

No matter how many décor styles you combine, it is important to stay true to your own personal aesthetic. As long as you shop for pieces that catch your eye and make you feel something when you look at them, you cannot go wrong with your new decorating styles. You are a unique individual, which means that staying true to your aesthetic instantly gives you a unique décor.

Home Consignment Center has some of the best furniture selections in the Bay Area. Come in today to check out our consign furniture and accessories that help you complete your interior design with a distinctive style. For more information on our furniture buying and selling services, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

A Home Consignment Center Guide to Buying Dining Room Furniture

Monday, April 14th, 2014

A Guide to Buying Dining Room Furniture

With the right décor, you can create a dining room that becomes a popular place for people to gather in the home. You want to find a dining set that is both stylish and functional enough to meet all of your entertaining needs. Keep reading for some helpful tips on choosing dining room furniture that helps you enhance your interior design:

Shop for Size

The best dining rooms are those that seamlessly fit into a room. This means that you have to find a table that works with the size of your room. Take measurements of the space before you begin to shop to narrow down your selection. Your table should have plenty of space for each person to have 24-30 inches of elbowroom and at least 30 inches across the table.

Find Comfortable, Stylish Chairs

If you want your guests to sit comfortably in the dining room for long periods of time, it is important to find chairs that offer comfort and support. Shop for styles that have sturdy backs and padded cushions. You should also look for chairs that meet your desired aesthetic so you can establish a distinctive décor in the space.

Decide on a Shape

The shape of the table that you choose also changes its final effect. Round tables only seat 4 people, so they are perfect for smaller, more intimate dining rooms. Square tables can seat 8 guests. If you are looking for a bigger table to serve as the foundation for large dinners, rectangular or oblong tables can seat up to twelve people.

Find a dining table that meets all of your needs at Home Consignment Center’s Newport Beach location. With a constant influx of great furniture pieces at hard-to-beat prices, we make it easy to find furnishings and accessories that optimize your décor. To learn more about our furniture, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326.

Ways to Brighten Up a Dark Space

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Ways to Brighten Up a Dark Space

If you have a room in your home that feels dark and uninviting, you and your family are unlikely to spend much time there. Instead of letting this room go to waste, you can make simple updates to your home décor to brighten the feel of this space. Here are a few tips to help you enhance any dark areas in your home.

Keep It Light and Bright

One of the best ways to make a dark space feel brighter is to add light or bright colors to the walls. Painting the walls a light shade, such as off-white, will help make the room feel more expansive. You can further improve the ambiance of the room by adding an accent wall with a bright color, such as pale yellow or red-orange.

Use a Variety of Lighting Options

Planning the right lighting scheme is essential for brightening a dark room. Ambient light can help to provide brightness that feels natural, while accent lighting can enhance a particularly dark area or highlight a special piece of furniture. Task lighting is essential if the space is to be used as a home office or craft room. By incorporating multiple lighting options, you can ensure that it is always easy to achieve the right level of brightness, no matter the time of day or the task at hand.

Incorporate Reflective Accessories

Mirrors, tables with glass tops, and metallic picture frames all reflect light, so incorporating them into a dark space can go a long way towards brightening the room. To keep the design interesting, try adding reflective accessories that have a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures.

Add Window Treatments

Don’t be afraid of adding window treatments to a dark room. Adding curtains or a valence to the windows in the space will help to draw attention to this feature and the natural light it provides. In addition, adding curtains in a bright color is a great way to make the space feel more lively and inviting.

Are you looking for the perfect accessories for your Austin home? Look no further than Home Consignment Center of Austin. We offer a wide variety of home décor to help you achieve the perfect design for every room in your home. To find out more, call (512) 686-4763 today.

Tips for Decorating Your Bathroom

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Tips for Decorating Your Bathroom

When decorating the bathroom, look at your finishes so you have a basis for your décor. When it comes to design, form always follows function, which means you should start choosing accessories like a soap pump that serve a purpose in the room. Do not be afraid to include artwork in the space.

Come to one of Home Consignment Center’s five Bay Area locations to find accessories that help your bathroom come to life. We make it easy to buy and sell furniture so you can get the décor you want. To learn more about our selection or locations, call (925) 272-0067.