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    Engagement Ring Shopping: Vintage vs. Modern [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 3 days ago

    When you decide to buy an engagement ring, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is what kind of style you really want. You can find rings that range from gorgeous vintage classics to ultra-sleek modern cuts, so which is the right choice for you and your sweetheart? This infographic from Home Consignment Center in Austin explains the differences between vintage and modern engagement rings to help you narrow down your selection. When it comes time to shop, think consignment store rather than jeweler. At a consignment store, you’ll get more bang for your buck, plus, you’ll have access to unique pieces you won’t find down at the mall. Share this information with your fellow ring-shoppers to ensure that finding the perfect ring is easy for all of your friends and family. 

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    The Bachelor's Guide to Master Bedroom Decoration

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Bachelor pads have a reputation for having mismatched furniture and accessories that do not create a cohesive décor. A bachelor does not have to sacrifice style just because he lives on his own, however. Use the following tips to create a stylish and functional master bedroom for your bachelor pad:

    Find Your Focal Point
    If you want to bring some cohesion into your bedroom décor, you have to start with a piece of furniture that serves as a focal point for the space. Although the bed usually serves as the focal point, you can also find different pieces of furniture that work as the foundation for your decorating efforts. Head to the consignment furniture store and find a piece that really catches your eye so you can decorate around it.

    Add Some Balance
    Even if you live on your own, your bedroom design should have balance that adds some visual symmetry to the space. Put a bedside table and a lamp on either side of the bed. You should place taller furniture pieces next to shorter pieces to add enough visual stimulation to keep the décor interesting. Try not to place too many heavy pieces on one side of the room without adding something to the other side.

    Finish Up with Interesting Accessories
    Make the room truly your own with some interesting accessories that represent your personality. Choose artwork, accent pillows, and even a rug that speaks to your personal design aesthetic. These accessories can tie together the rest of your design features so you finally have a completed master bedroom décor.

    Whether you are shopping for furniture for the bedroom or the living room, Home Consignment Center in Austin is your one-stop-shop for style and function. With our inventory of new and gently used consignment furniture, we always have new pieces that can help you achieve your decorating dreams. To learn more about our consignment furniture, visit us online or call (925) 309-7231.

    Top Kids' Room Designs

    Last updated 23 days ago

    When decorating a child’s bedroom, you want to add some colorful and lively features that create an engaging and inviting space. You can incorporate a theme or fun features that represent your child’s personality.

    Check out this video to see some of the kid’s bedrooms in the HGTV dream home winners. With the right furniture and accessories, it is easy to create a bedroom décor that your children will love.

    Home Consignment Center in Austin has a great selection of furniture and accessories that allow you to create a unique décor for any room in your home. Come in today to start browsing for pieces that help you design a space that is stylish and functional enough to meet all of your needs. For more information, call (925) 838-0113.

    Tips for Designing Your Living Room

    Last updated 1 month ago

    One accessory can serve as the focal point for a living room design that perfectly blends modern and traditional features. The colors and patterns in a rug can inspire the wall color and fabric choices.

    Place the rug in the center of the room to make it easier to choose the rest of the furniture and accessories for the space. Contrast the traditional appeal of a rug with modern furniture to create a unique aesthetic. Check out this video for more design inspiration.

    Whether you are on the hunt for furniture or accessories, Home Consignment Center is here for you. With our inventory of consignment furniture, you can find great pieces that help you achieve your ideal interior design. To learn more, call (925) 838-0113.

    Top Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you’re thinking of redecorating your home, now is a great time to start doing your research on interior design. Redecorating can feel a bit overwhelming, whether you’re redoing your entire home or just a room or two. You could hire an interior decorator to help you with the project, but not everyone has the time or inclination to do so. You can keep yourself on budget by doing much of the work yourself, and by finding furniture and accessories at a consignment store. Decorating is no easy job, so read on to learn what common mistakes you should avoid. 

    Photo Overload
    Many people like to display photographs of friends, family, and loved ones throughout their homes. However, there is a point where too many photos detract from your overall decorating style. Instead of cluttering your tables and shelves with frames, consider having a gallery area where you can display a handful of your favorite photos. You can switch them out seasonally or just when the mood strikes you, and it will keep your décor from feeling too cluttered or overly sentimental.

    Unbalanced Furniture
    Balance is one of the key ingredients of good interior design. As you decide how to arrange your furniture, try to keep your pieces even and balanced. Aim to draw the viewer’s eye upward and emphasize your vertical space as well as your horizontal space. Try not to overcrowd one room with too many pieces of furniture, but instead spread them out in a way that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

    Too Much Formality
    Unless you are a frequent host of upscale dinner parties and soirees, a formal living room may not have much place in your modern home. You can make your space both elegant and welcoming without having it be stuffy or uptight. Choose sophisticated pieces of furniture and accent them with accessories that make your space more livable.

    Come to Home Consignment Center in Austin to see our amazing selection of furniture, accessories, and home furnishings that can elevate your interior design style. Contact us at (925) 838-0113 to learn more about our stores. We price everything as though it’s used, even if it’s brand new. 



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