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Essential Elements for a Contemporary Living Room

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Essential Elements for a Contemporary Living Room

Whether you are moving into a new house or you are looking to redecorate your current home, the living room is the center of activity and should be decorated as such. You can spruce up your old or outdated décor by shopping at a consignment store for unique, contemporary furniture. Even if your decorating style is eclectic or retro, there are still a few elements you’ll need for a contemporary look. Keep reading to learn what the essential elements are for a contemporary living room.

Comfortable Seating

In the past, the living room was a more formal area used mostly for entertaining guests or on special occasions. That has changed in today’s modern times, however, and living rooms are becoming more and more usable and welcoming. In order to make your living room inviting, you’ll need to find comfortable seating for you, your family, and your guests. Start with a larger piece of furniture such as a couch or sofa, and create a plan around that. You can add a loveseat if you have space, or a few side chairs and ottomans for a versatile and movable seating arrangement.


If you’re planning on using your living room a fair amount, it’s a good idea to have storage set up to avoid excessive clutter. Check at your local consignment store for a coffee table with drawers where you can store your remotes, or look for a bookshelf that can hold your favorite novels as well as a few knick-knacks. When everything has a designated place, you can easily clean up your space when you have a surprise guest come over.


Your living room won’t be of much use to you if you have to squint to see the book you’re reading. Even if you have overhead lighting, think about acquiring a few lamps on consignment to give the room a warm, cozy glow.

Home Consignment Center of Austin has everything you need to design the contemporary living room of your dreams. Call us at (512) 686-4763 or visit one of our two locations to see our current inventory for yourself. We’ll help you bring your living room into the 21st century.

The Home Consignment Center Brings You HGTV’s 2013 Dream Home Details in Your Home Décor

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Furniture and accessories create the mood and atmosphere found in each room of the house. Choosing the right pieces allows you to put together your dream home and create an inviting and welcoming space for guests.

You can get tips for improving your home décor by watching this video. As you will see, changing a few simple furnishings and accessories can complete transform a room. Look for simple and durable pieces of furniture that you can paint to add color, sophistication, or another desired mood to a room. Look for new window treatments to use in traditional ways as well as not-so-traditional ways.

See how these tips will work in your home by shopping for furniture and accessories at the Home Consignment Center in Southern California. Contact our friendly staff  by calling our Calabasas location at (818) 880-8331.


The Home Consignment Center Gives The Latest Interior Design Trends in 2013

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

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Does your interior décor leave something to be desired? As you look around your home, think about when you purchased your furniture and accessories. If your couch is looking a little tired or that loveseat is a bit threadbare, now is the perfect time to update your home and buy new furniture. There are many design trends this year that can work with your existing décor, and all it takes is a trip to a consignment store to get the freshest looks in home design.


If you have always shied away from any metallic accents in your interior design, consider sprucing up your space with brass accessories and brass-accented furniture. Brass is timeless and classy, and adds an element of elegance without going overboard or being gaudy. Adding a sofa with brass feet can be a stylish and subtle way to update your interior design for 2013.


Your living room furniture isn’t the only important part of your home décor. Remember that what you hang on your walls can greatly affect the overall feel of your space. Choose pieces that are size-appropriate for the room and are in proportion with your other decorations. Stay on-trend by grouping smaller frames together for a unified look, or let a larger piece stand alone as a point of interest. You can find affordable art at consignment stores and swap out your wall decorations every season!

Upscale Rec Rooms

Many people think of rec rooms as the place to shove older, worn-out furniture, rugs, and electronics. For this year, think about giving your rec room a design boost by adding affordable furniture you find at a consignment shop. If you improve the aesthetic of your rec room, you’ll have another place to entertain guests and will be able to host your very own game night!

You can find many of the hottest interior design trends for your home when you shop at the Home Consignment Center. Call us at (925) 272-0067 to learn about our current inventory of furniture and accessories, or visit one of our five Bay Area locations today!



Living Room Décor: How to Select the Right Furniture Pieces

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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The furniture that you choose for your living room impacts the entire feeling of the space. You want to pick pieces that are both stylish and comfortable to optimize your living room design. Use these tips to find the perfect furnishings for your living room:

Find Pieces that Work Well Together

While your living room does not need to be full of furniture in just one color, you should try to choose a palette that connects the room together. Try not to add more than three colors or the space could become too busy. Neutral colors work as a solid foundation when you use them on sofas and accent chairs. Once you have a few neutrals, you can add a little more visual stimulation with accessories like rugs and throw pillows.

Think About the Furniture Arrangement

Before you browse through the consignment store for your furniture, take some time to consider the dimensions of your room. When you work with the space that you have, you can find pieces that fit nicely into the room without making it look cramped. If you live in a small apartment, for example, you might want to opt for a love seat instead of a huge sectional. You should also try to set up the furniture in a way that provides visual flow for the space.

Remember Comfort

Comfort truly is one of the most important aspects of your living room design. Before you make the final decision to purchase furniture, test it out. When you can find pieces that are both aesthetically appealing and comfortable, you can create a special living room décor that is inviting and stylish.

With the amazing selection of consign furniture available at the Home Consignment Center in Austin, you can find the pieces you need to create a fabulous space. Our gently-used furniture and new pieces direct from factories and model homes, we give you the choices you want. Call (512) 686-4763 to start your search.