Posts Tagged ‘consignment furniture’

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 Furniture for a Living Room Remodel

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Modern interiors,living-room with the modern furniture

If you’ve grown tired of the old, outdated look of your living room, then why not breathe some new life into it with a simple yet effective remodeling project? Making over the space doesn’t have to be challenging, nor does it have to be costly. You can find everything you need for your renovations at your Sacramento consignment shop. Here is our guide to choosing furniture for a living room remodel:

Consider Your Lifestyle

The first thing to consider when choosing furniture for a living room remodel is your lifestyle and the everyday activities that will take place in the room. If you have rambunctious little ones or many pets, then refrain from choosing a sofa that might show signs of wear easily. To accommodate frequent guests or your weekly book club or sports night buddies, make sure to invest in plenty of seating.

 Pick a Color Palette

Another trick that will help you find the perfect furniture for your living room remodel is to establish a color palette before you shop at your Folsom furniture store. Think about what type of mood you want to create in the space if you’re unsure of what hues to highlight in the living room. Keep in mind that you can always add splashes of color to furniture pieces using accessories like pillows and lamps.

Be Budget Savvy

When remodeling a common area like the living room, it’s easy for homeowners to give into the temptation to splurge on furniture. If you want to create the maximum impact in the space without breaking the bank, then do all of your shopping at your local Roseville furniture consignment shop. You will get the best selection of gently used, name brand pieces at a fraction of the normal retail price.

Once you’ve created a color palette for your living room and are ready to shop for furniture, come visit your nearest Home Consignment Center. We carry a variety of furniture styles and designs all at unbeatable prices. To find out how we can help you save without sacrificing on style, call us at (916) 302-4390.

Preserving Your New Leather Furniture

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

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Leather is a stylish and durable material to use in any room of your home. If you add some leather furniture to your home décor, use the following tips to keep it in top condition:

Keep It Away from Direct Sunlight

Excessive exposure to direct sunlight might cause your leather furniture to fade or to crack. When looking for the perfect place to put your leather pieces, try to find an area that does not get it with direct sunlight. If this is not possible, you should invest in some quality window treatments that enable you to protect your leather from the sun.

Dust the Leather

One of the only maintenance requirements of leather furniture is regular dusting. Use a soft cloth or your vacuum attachment to get rid of dirt and dust on the surface of your leather furniture. If you do spill anything on the material, you should use a soft cloth to blot it up as soon as possible to prevent permanent stains.

Use a Conditioner

If you want your leather to maintain its soft, supple feel, it is important to use a leather conditioner once every six months. Before you use the product on visible surfaces, you should test it out on a small, inconspicuous area of the furniture to make sure it does not cause any damage. Once you know that it is safe, you can use a clean cloth to condition the leather.

Switch the Cushions Periodically

You can switch the cushions on leather sofas to prevent uneven wear and tear. If your cushions are reversible, you should try to flip them over every few months. You can also switch the position of the cushions if you tend to sit on one side of the sofa more than another side.

If you are in the market for some quality leather pieces, Home Consignment Center’s Newport Beach location can help. With an amazing selection of new and gently used furniture, we make it easy to find pieces that can complement your interior design. To learn more, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326.

New to Consignment Shops? Getting the Most Out of Your Shopping Experience

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

New to Consignment Shops Getting the Most Out of Your Shopping Experience

Consignment shopping is an excellent way to score incredible deals on like new and gently used items. Sometimes you can even find brand new items and bargain rates. You can buy jewelry, furniture, clothing, and pretty much anything you can think of on consignment, but if you’ve never shopped this way before you may feel out of your element at first. Don’t worry—we have some tips that will help you get into the swing of it and come to love consignment shopping.

Shop Regularly and with Determination

Consignment shops can have new inventory on a daily or near daily basis. If you don’t find the exact item you’re looking for on Monday, it may be there on Wednesday. When you do find something you love, though, don’t hesitate on the purchase. Some consignment shops will hold an item for a short period of time, but you do have to make a relatively quick decision or it will be returned to the floor for the next interested person.

 Inspect Items Closely

When people consign furniture, sell jewelry to a shop, or upgrade some other item, chances are that they actually used whatever it was. Even items that were never actually used can have shelf wear or minor imperfections that made them ineligible to be sold in a regular department store. While you can find deals on perfect items, understand that this is more of an exception than a rule. Make sure you’re fine with whatever special personalities your items have before you make a deal so that you aren’t disappointed with your purchase later.

 Talk to the Shop Owners or Clerks

Many consignment shops are happy to take down details about what you’re looking for if it isn’t on the floor, and then notify you if something similar becomes available. Don’t be afraid to ask!

Whether you’re interesting in shopping consignment or selling on consignment, come see us at Home Consignment Center. From furniture to jewelry, our inventory is diverse and ever-changing. Call (925) 272-0067 to learn more, or visit us online today!

 

Essential Furniture Arrangement Tips

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Essential Furniture Arrangement Tips

Before you buy furniture for your home, it’s a good idea to have a vision of how that furniture will fit into a room. The first rule, no matter what room you’re furnishing, is to know the dimensions of the room, as well as the measurements for all entrances, doors, and hallways that you’ll have to go through to get the furniture to its final location.

Choose furniture pieces in different sizes, and perhaps even slightly different shapes or styles, to create dimension and interest. Position furniture in a way that matches the function of the room—sofas should face each other if you’ll be doing a lot of talking with family or guests, for example.

When you’re ready to buy furniture for your planned room, come see us at Home Consignment Center. You can buy or sell gently used, modern furniture for great prices with us. Call (925) 272-0067 today to learn more.

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.

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.