Posts Tagged ‘consignment lighting’

Factors to Consider When Buying a New Lamp

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Interior lighting is an important factor of an overall décor. When you are shopping for new lamps, you should consider the following to ensure that you get a light fixture that meets all of your needs:

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The Room Where You Will Place It

The lighting that you already have in a room affects the kind of light fixture for which you should shop. Combination lighting is usually the best option for most rooms because it can serve a variety of functions. If you are shopping for a lamp for the bedroom, for example, think about the other kinds of lighting that you already have so you can choose a lamp that serves a new purpose.

The Kind of Lamp You Need

Table lamps and floors lamps both have unique benefits that can add a lot to a room’s design. Think about whether you need a table lamp or a floor lamp for this specific room so you can narrow the selection when you start to shop. Table lamps are best used next to beds and couches, while floor lamps can be placed anywhere in a room. Make sure to add balance to a room by placing a lamp on each side of a bed or a couch.

The Style of Lamp You Want

Find a lamp and a shade that complements the rest of your room to unify your décor. Think about colors and patterns as you browse through the furniture store so you can choose a lamp that will add more depth and texture to your overall décor. When you think about style as you shop for a lamp, you can bring new visual stimulation to the room’s interior design.

Come to Home Consignment Center for the best selection of accessories and furniture in Austin. We always have new items in our inventory to make it easy for you to find pieces that meet your needs and enhance the look and feel of your décor. To learn more about our selection or our two locations, 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.

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.

Reasons to Visit Home Consignment Center Regularly

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Reasons to Visit Home Consignment Center Regularly

At Home Consignment Center, we want to give you one of the best selections of quality furniture and jewelry at some of the best prices in the Bay Area. If you visit any of our five locations on a regular basis, you have access to the following:

Since we are constantly getting in new merchandise, we always have something new in our selection. Whether you are on the hunt for some furniture or jewelry, this constant flow of new products makes it easy to find what you want. Best of all, each of our stores has different merchandise, which means that you can go to multiple locations and still find a new selection.

Come see how Home Consignment Center provides the products and services you need and leave with something great. Whether you are interested in buying or selling furniture or jewelry, we can help. To learn more, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

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.

Finding the Right Lamp for Any Room

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Lamps are the cornerstone of any great interior design. If you are looking for a simple way to add style and personality to a space, consider purchasing a few new lamps.

Finding the Right Lamp for Any Room

Whether you prefer floor lamps or table lamps, these decorative accessories allow you to play with new design styles while adding a particular ambiance to a room. Check out this video to get some helpful tips on how to shop for lamps.

With the amazing selection at all of Home Consignment Center’s Bay Area locations, you can find lamps that maximize your home’s appeal. Come in today to buy furniture and accessories to transform your space. For more information, 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.

Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Adding color to a kitchen design helps you make the most out of your space. The right accessories and design features make it easy to add color and life to your kitchen design.

Consider painting a few walls in a bright, bold shade to get the look you want. You can also choose colorful accessories or appliances to give the room more pizzazz. Choose placements and table settings in a bright hue and add a colorful area rug or runner to finish up the look. For more great color tips, check out this video.

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At Home Consignment Center, we have the furniture and accessories you need to implement any kind of design into your home. Come in today to browse through our consignment furniture and find pieces that meet your needs. To learn more, call (925) 272-0067.

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.