Posts Tagged ‘living room accessories’

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 You can spruce up your old or outdated décor by shopping at a consignment store for unique, contemporary furniture.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 Shows How To Light Up Your Home with Lamps

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Light Up Your Home with Lamps

Interior lighting is an easy decorating tool that helps you draw attention to other aspects of your décor and create new areas of visual stimulation. Including a variety of lighting styles into your décor is the perfect way to take your interior design to the next level.

By combining floor and table lamps, you create different lighting zones that serve multiple purposes. Side lamps can be used for task lighting when you want to read or watch television. Floor lamps fully illuminate the room.  Add a few different lamp styles so you can use lighting as a decorating accessory.

Home Consignment Center always has new décor pieces in our inventory that help you create a winning interior design. Whether you want to shop for lamps or buy furniture, we are here for you. To learn more about our impressive selection or our consign services, visit our website or call (925) 272-0067.

Find Inspiration for Your Living Room from the HGTV Smart Home

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

When building your dream living room design, you should find colors and patterns that create a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere. If you pair neutral furniture with bright accessories like pillows, you can add an eye-catching element that does not overpower the space. Check out this video from HGTV to learn more about incorporating the right kinds of colors into your décor.

Come to the Home Consignment Center of Austin today to find an amazing selection of high-quality furniture and accessories that you can use to create a stunning décor. To learn more about our consignment furniture, visit us online or call (512) 686-4763.