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    Selecting the Best Bed Frame for Your Room

    Last updated 7 days ago

    The right bed frame can have a huge impact on the appearance of your bedroom as well as the level of comfort you experience in the space. The first step to take when selecting a bed frame is to consider how large the frame needs to be, given the number of people sharing the bed and the dimensions of the bedroom. Make sure that the frame is large enough to accommodate each sleeper but not too large that it makes the surrounding space appear crowded and smaller than it actually is.

    Be sure to also ask yourself what type of material looks best in the bedroom based on your décor. When shopping at the Home Consignment Center, you will likely find that most frames are made from either wood or metal and that each varies in style, from modern to classic. If you're still unsure about which material or size might be best for your room, then speak with our friendly staff at one of our Austin consignment stores. Call the Home Consignment Center at (925) 309-7231 to find your nearest location.

    Your Guide to Bedroom Accent Pillows

    Last updated 12 days ago

    For many people, accent pillows can be difficult items to incorporate into the look of a bedroom. From mixing colors and patterns to purchasing the right amount of pillows from an Austin used furniture store, there are plenty of factors to consider when adding these accessories into the mix. Here is a helpful guide to bedroom accent pillows:

    Know When to Keep Things Simple
    If your design taste is simple and elegant, then consider purchasing just one interesting accent pillow from your Austin consignment store. Look for a star pillow that will hold its own against your standard shams and sheets, without demanding too much attention. The goal is to create a visual balance so that the pillow looks like it was made for the surrounding bedding.

    Use Patterns to Liven Up Basic Bedding
    Is your duvet cover a crisp white? Or perhaps even a neutral sand hue? If your existing bedding features basic whites, tans, or earth tones, then consider purchasing one to three lively patterned throw pillows to add some drama to the space. Stick to colors that complement the hues featured in your bedroom but don't be afraid to experiment with patterns that are not already present in the home.

    Mix Sizes for a Funkier Look
    Another simple and foolproof way to incorporate accent pillows into the bedroom is to buy several that vary in size and then place them in an interesting manner. As a general rule of thumb, all larger accent pillows should be placed behind smaller pillow and bolster pillows should be placed at the very front if they are to be featured in the new, funkier bedroom design.

    If you could use more advice on how to purchase the perfect accent pillows for your home, then come visit a Home Consignment Center store in Austin. For over 20 years we've been helping customers furnish their homes with beautiful and high quality pillows and other bedroom accessories. To learn more about buying or consigning with us, call (925) 309-7231.

     

    Making a Small Dining Room More Visually Interesting

    Last updated 18 days ago

    If the dining room in your home is less-than-generous when it comes to square footage, then you may find yourself struggling to create a floor plan that maximizes floor space. As you see in this video, however, not only is it possible to take a tiny dining room and transform it into a chic, inviting, and open space, but it's also an exciting and simple process. The key to making the space appear larger is to distract the eye with bright and bold accessories that area placed throughout the room.

    A timeless, traditional dining room set will appear more modern and eye-catching when surrounded by lighting fixtures, artwork, and mirrors that fit within a more eclectic style genre. If you're uneasy about introducing too much color into the small space, then focus on one fun show-stopping piece and complement it with additional accessories.

    From dining room tables to decorative accessories, you will find everything you need to furnish your dining space right here at the Home Consignment Center. Call (925) 309-7231 to learn more about the items we buy and consign.

    Your Guide to Fabric Selection

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Fabric is the cornerstone of any great home décor. The right fabric makes a space feel comfortable, welcoming, and stylish. Use this guide to select the right kind of fabric for all of your furniture and decorating needs:

    Leather: A Great Natural Fabric
    Leather is a beautiful and elegant natural fabric that you can use in your home. Perfect for sofas or armchairs, leather has a tendency to get better with age. You can use the vacuum attachment or a dust rag for basic cleaning. Use a conditioner twice a year to keep the fabric feeling supple. Leather lends itself beautiful to a variety of décor styles, which means you can easily incorporate it into your home’s design. Just be careful about placing it too close to the window, though, because the sun can cause it to fade.

    Cotton Blend: A Durable Fabric
    If you have a lot of traffic from people, pets, or kids, a cotton blend is a great fabric to use. From the sofa to the dining room chairs, this kind of fabric is durable and offers a wide range of styles. With a stain-resistant finish, it can stand up to the wear and tear of life in your busy home without showing signs of stains.

    Rayon: An Elegant Fabric
    Rayon was created to look like silk, linen, and cotton. It is durable, but it does wrinkle, which means that it is best reserved for more formal rooms that do not see a lot of traffic. It does add a beautiful aesthetic appeal to a room, though, so you might want to choose it for chaise lounges or other furniture that you place into a formal living room.

    No matter what kind of fabric you want for your home, Home Consignment Center has a great selection of furniture and accessories that help you achieve your ideal décor. With two locations in Austin, we make it easy to browse for furniture and accessories. We also give you the option of consigning your furniture so it sells quickly. To learn more, visit us online or call (925) 309-7231.

    Personalize Your Lampshade

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Everyone has lamps, but not everyone takes the time to personalize their lampshades. If you want to add some personality to your décor, you should decorate your lampshades.

    You can use fabric, ribbons, or tape to create an interesting visual effect on the outside of the shade or tackle the project from the inside. With craft paper, you can punch out decorative designs and glue them inside the shade to create an amazing effect when the lamp is one. Check out this video to learn more about the process.

    Whether you want to buy a new lamp to use as is or one that you can decorate, Home Consignment Center has the selection for you. We constantly get new inventory of some of the best furniture and accessories in Austin. To learn more, visit us online or call (925) 309-7231.



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