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    Tips for Designing Your Living Room

    Last updated 6 days 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) 309-7231.

    Top Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

    Last updated 8 days 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) 309-7231 to learn more about our stores. We price everything as though it’s used, even if it’s brand new. 

    Making a Cramped Kitchen Feel Open

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Is your kitchen starting to look a bit outdated? Does the cramped space make it difficult to prepare meals and entertain guests? Watch this video to see how one cramped kitchen was transformed into a more open space.

    As you can see in this video, the kitchen in question begins as being cramped, outdated, and just not very functional. With the help of a professional designer, the kitchen is transformed from a dated yellow room into a much more sleek and contemporary space. New cabinets in a dark finish offer more storage space, and a glass tile backsplash adds a bit of style and shine to the new kitchen. Removing a portion of a wall opens up the space, and large floor tiles make the entire room feel bigger.

    You’ll find kitchen furniture and accessories to make your kitchen more modern and usable at Home Consignment Center. Contact us at (925) 309-7231 to learn more about our consignment stores, or visit one of our two Austin locations to begin your kitchen transformation today.

    Essential Furniture for a Nursery Room

    Last updated 17 days ago

    There are few things more exciting, overwhelming, and amazing than becoming a parent. If you are expecting a little bundle of joy to arrive in the next few months, there are many preparations that must be made. Your schedule will change, of course, and you’ll also have to get your home ready for your new family member. Transforming a spare room into a nursery is easy when you shop at a consignment store for all of the essentials. Read on to learn what furniture you should have for your new baby’s nursery. 

    Crib
    When you first bring your baby home, he will be spending a lot of time sleeping. That’s why it’s important to have a crib ready with a mattress that’s designed specifically for infants. The crib mattress should be firm and fit into the crib snugly for the comfort and safety of your baby. As for the crib, the slats shouldn’t have more space than the size of a soda can between them. In addition, there shouldn’t be any cutouts in the headboard or footboard. Since babies grow out of their cribs, you can often find competitive prices at consignment stores for high-quality items.

    Bassinet
    If you are low on space or you simply want to have another sleeping option for your baby, consider a bassinet or a cradle. You can put the bassinet in your bedroom so that you sleep together, and you’ll only be a few steps away when he wakes up needing to be fed or changed.

    Glider
    Bonding with your new child is very important, and a comfortable glider or rocker is key for helping you do just that. Babies are soothed by the gentle rocking motion, and some gliders can be adjusted to fit both you and your partner. If you already have small children in the house, look for models that come with a locking mechanism to prevent pinched fingers and toes.

    Outfitting your nursery with consignment furniture is a smart and responsible way to get ready for your baby’s arrival. Visit Home Consignment Center at either of our two Austin locations to see what nursery-ready furniture we have for you. Contact us at (925) 309-7231 to learn more about buying consignment furniture. 

    Creating a Glam Girl's Bedroom

    Last updated 24 days ago

    Teenagers are notoriously cluttered creatures, so it’s a good idea to give them the tools they need to keep their rooms organized. Watch this video for a look at how one girl’s bedroom went from drab to dramatic.

    Kids need space in their bedrooms for their belongings, from school books and instruments to keepsakes and mementos from friends and family. Instead of a few standalone bookshelves, try using a larger armoire with open shelving on the top half as storage. Trade in the child-sized dresser for one with more drawers and organizational options that’s more suited to a teenager who will soon be a young adult. Painting the walls in a new, fresh color will give the room more life and will make your teenage girl happy to spend time in her room.

    When you need furniture and accessories for any bedroom in your home, visit Home Consignment Center in Austin for the best selection at reasonable prices. Call us at (925) 309-7231 to discuss your furniture needs with one of our friendly staff members, and check out our website to learn more about buying and selling consignment goods. 



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