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Selecting the Right Pillows for Your Sofa

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Selecting the Right Pillows for Your Sofa

Are you getting tired of looking at the same old sofa in your living room? If so, it’s time to spruce up your interior décor by shopping at a consignment store. You’ll find quality products at prices far below what they would cost new.  Whether you decide to replace your old sofa, or you just want to make small changes with new and interesting throw pillows, start your search at a consignment store. Keep reading to learn about selecting the right pillows for your sofa.

Color

Many sofas come with throw pillows when you purchase them, usually made out of the same color and fabric as the sofa itself. While these pillows will do the job, you can consider spicing things up a bit by choosing ones that are a contrasting color. Colorful throw pillows are a great way to add interest to your decorating scheme, and pair well with neutral-colored furniture. Look for a color that highlights one of the tones in your rug or even in a piece of art that’s hanging on the wall. It may seem like a small detail, but the color of your throw pillows can go far in tying the room together.

Shape

Traditionally, throw pillows tend to be rectangular or square shaped. You can change things up a bit by using these pillows on either end of the sofa, and using a circular pillow or a bolster in the center. Consider whether your pillows will be used mostly for show, or if comfort will be a factor. Take the size of the pillow in relation to the couch into consideration so that your pillow doesn’t dwarf the furniture.

Pattern

It can feel a bit busy to have a sofa that’s upholstered in a pattern, but throw pillows that are striped, dotted, or even adorned in an animal print will show off your unique sense of style. Bold patterns add pops of color to your décor and keep your home feeling fresh and modern.

Visit Home Consignment Center in Austin when you’re ready to take your interior design to the next level with fun throw pillows for your sofa. Call us at (925) 309-7231 to find out about the wide variety of furniture, home accessories, and other décor options that we carry.

Interior Design Tips: Successfully Decorating an Eclectic Family Room

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Interior Design Tips Successfully Decorating an Eclectic Family Room

One of the biggest trends currently filling the pages of interior design magazines is the use of varying styles in a room to create an intriguing and unique environment. If you are a fashion-forward homeowner who would like to jump on board with this trend, there are some basic concepts you should learn before you buy furniture and coordinate your décor. Here are some tips for successfully decorating an eclectic family room:

Use a Rug as an Anchor Piece

An easy way to begin decorating any room in an eclectic style is to purchase one large item to set the tone. Buying a bold area rug from your local consignment furniture store is a great step to take, as you can use the carpet as a base for further purchases. For example, a sophisticated Persian rug placed in the center of the room could be accessorized with a contemporary sofa and traditional coffee table to create a look that is modern and functional.

Add Color with Pillows

After you buy furniture for the family room, add some drama to the space by purchasing pillows in bold colors and prints. A neutral leather or upholstered sofa can come to life when adorned with contemporary pillows in shades like coral, turquoise, or magenta. Another hot trend is to add texture to a family room by picking pillows with ruffles and beading.

Vary Your Lighting Style

Whether you’re a fan of traditional chandeliers or modern floor lamps, you won’t have to make up your mind one way or the other when it comes to choosing a lighting style for the family room. Eclectic living rooms can be illuminated with help from a variety of different lights that span styles as diverse as rustic country to mid-century modern.

If you are ready to begin the process of redecorating your family room, come visit the Home Consignment Center. Our Bay Area stores are the perfect place to buy and consign furniture that embodies contemporary and on-trend styles. Call us at (925) 272-4318 to learn more about the benefits of doing business at a high-end consignment store.