Posts Tagged ‘consignment decor’

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. 

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.

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.

Reasons to Shop at Home Consignment Center

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Reasons to Shop at Home Consignment Center

You’re a completely unique individual, and your personal style is reflected both in the jewelry you wear and the way you decorate your home. Since you’re one-of-a-kind, shouldn’t your personal and home decorations be, too? Home Consignment Center is proud to offer high-quality jewelry, furniture, home décor, and accessories that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for a gift for someone else, you’ll be amazed at the unique items you can find here. Some of our inventory is brand new, but our prices are reduced. If you see something you like but you’re just not sure, don’t worry. Ask us about taking it home for a 24-hour test to make sure you’re satisfied with your purchase.

When you’re looking for quality furniture, jewelry, and more at affordable prices, visit one of Home Consignment Center’s convenient Sacramento-area locations for a look at what we have in store. Contact us at (916) 302-4390 or stop in seven days a week with any questions you have about shopping at our consignment stores.

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.

What You Can Bring to Home Consignment Center

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

What You Can Bring to Home Consignment Center

Home Consignment Center makes it easy to sell your unwanted items in the Bay Area. Come in today with any of the following items and we can help you sell them quickly and make room for new items in your home:

Unwanted Furniture

Furniture is a big investment. When the time comes to update your décor, you should get a fair price for these pieces that you no longer want. At Home Consignment Center, we spend more than $2,000,000 every year on advertising, which means we always have customers in our stores. This allows us to sell your furniture fast so you can get paid fast.

Part of Your Jewelry Collection

We are always looking to buy jewelry to add to our personal collection. If there are pieces in your jewelry box that no longer fit your style, bring them in to one of our stores. Consigning jewelry helps you make a little bit of money and clear out some space so you can buy jewelry that meets your current style.

Home Decorations that No Longer Work

Style changes over time. If your interior design no longer feels like it meets your aesthetic, bring in those home decorations that are throwing off your entire décor. We can sell them for you so you can get paid without hassle. We also have a great selection of home accessories for you to buy so you can update your style and feel more comfortable with your interior design.

With five locations throughout the Bay Area, Home Consignment Center makes it easier than ever to sell unwanted items and buy new pieces. From furniture to jewelry, we have the buying and selling services you need to complete your home décor and your jewelry collection. To learn more about what we consign, visit us online or call (925)394-4209.