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Moving into a small space presents a number of challenges when it comes to buying furniture and mapping out the perfect floor plan. If you've recently purchased a small home, or have been living in one for years but don't know how to work with your proportions, then it's time you learned some helpful tips and tricks for maximizing your square footage. Here is a look at how you can make the most out of a small home with smart furniture selections:
Invest in Several Mirrors
Adding mirrors is one of the easiest and best known tricks for creating the illusion of more space in a small room. No matter what your interior decorating style is, you can find cool mirrors to complement it at your local consignment store. Hang mirrors across from windows or a pleasant painting to make the room appear lighter and more open.
Keep Scale in Mind
When you buy furniture for your small house, be sure to keep proportion and scale in mind. In the living room, you can create a sense of balance by pairing a larger sofa with a smaller ottoman or coffee table. To achieve harmony in the bedroom, choose a bed frame that is small enough to accommodate other furniture but still large enough to stand out as the focal point of the room.
Find Creative Spaces for Storage
Another way to make the most out of your small space is to buy furniture that can double as storage. Examples of this might include a sleigh bed or a bench with a hidden compartment under the seat. The less clutter you have in the home, the less crammed and cluttered it will feel to you and your future house guests.
Before visiting an over-priced retail store to buy furniture for your home, come see what's waiting for you at the Home Consignment Center. Each of our Bay Area locations is filled with brand name consignment furniture at incredible prices. Check us out online or call (925) 272-4318 to find out what sets us apart from other consignment stores in the region.
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When it comes to choosing the perfect bed frame, there are several important considerations to take into account, including the frame’s design and level of comfort. A bed frame should support you as you sleep each night and enhance the look of your bedroom during the day. Here is a guide to selecting the right bed frame from your luxury consignment store:
Take Measurements Before You Shop
Once you've decided it's time to buy furniture for your bedroom, take basic measurements of the space so you can make an informed decision of how large a bed frame your bedroom can accommodate. Many homeowners love the idea of buying a big bed fit for royalty; however, buying an oversized bed could make the room appear smaller.
Decide What Style Fits Your Room
There are a number of different bed frame styles for you to choose from at your local consignment furniture store. If you prefer a more romantic look in the bedroom, be sure to check out canopy or four-poster bed styles. If your interior design aesthetic is more modern, however, then you may want to buy a platform bed. Other styles include trundle, day, or sleigh bed frames.
Buy Quality Materials to Ensure Longevity
When you buy furniture, make sure it will last you for years to come. This is especially important when it comes to a bed frame, since this piece of furniture will be responsible for supporting you every night. Look for quality materials like solid hardwood and metal as you browse through the selection at a consignment store.
The Home Consignment Center carries both new and gently used bed frames from the most luxurious names in furniture design. Whether you need a trundle bed for your child's room or a cozy canopy bed frame for your master suite, you can find what you're looking for at one of our Bay Area stores. To find the location nearest to you, call (925) 272-4318.
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If eclectic furniture is not properly arranged, it can make a space appear chaotic and jumbled instead of chic and interesting. One way to ensure that your living room or family room doesn't look too busy is to try out different furniture arrangements until you arrive at one that provides a sense of balance and harmony in the space.
Another way to liven up the space is to place furnishings in a manner that highlights the architectural qualities of the room, such as its crown molding or natural wall alcoves. To learn more about using eclectic furniture collections in your design, check out this video.
The Home Consignment Center stores are the perfect places to find one-of-a-kind name brand furniture in the Bay Area. You can get the answers to all of your consignment questions by calling us today at (925) 272-4318.