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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 You can spruce up your old or outdated décor by shopping at a consignment store for unique, contemporary furniture.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.

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.

Essential Furniture Items for Every Home Office

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

If you want your office to provide an atmosphere where you can be creative and productive, you have to include furniture and accessories that create this atmosphere. Consider the following types of furniture to build a home office that meets all of your needs:

The Perfect Desk

An office isn’t an office without a desk. Find a work surface that is large enough to meet all of your needs. Whether you need the space for paperwork or a computer, choose a desk with a height at which you can comfortably sit down and work. You should also be conscious of the available space in the room. Choosing the right desk will create the perfect foundation for your home office design.

A Comfortable Chair

A comfortable chair gives you the perfect place to sit down and focus on your work. As you browse through the consignment furniture store, sit down in a few different office chairs. In a properly-sized chair, your feet should rest comfortably on the ground. A good chair will also support your lower back and provide an adequate level of comfort.

A Storage Center

Whether you prefer a file cabinet or a bookcase, it is important to add storage to your home office. This gives you an easy place to store paperwork and projects. When you have the right storage system, it will be easy to organize your office, which imperative to being able to always find what you need. It’s also important to find a bookcase of file cabinet that complements the rest of the furniture that you have chosen.

The Home Consignment Center offers a great selection of high-quality home furnishings that can enhance any room of your home. Come in today to find office furniture and other pieces that add style and convenience to your home. To learn more, please call our Danville location at (925) 866-6164 today!