Posts Tagged ‘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.

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.

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.

Storage

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.

Lighting

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.