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    Creating a Chic and Comfortable Living Room

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Summer is here, which means your family hopefully has more time to spend with one another. Make the most of this amazing season by creating a beautiful and inviting living room where friends and family can gather to create lasting memories.

    You can get tips for creating a chic and welcoming living room space by watching this video. Proper seating is essential for allowing all residents and guests to stay comfortable in this room. Enhance the décor by adding pillows, artwork, and other great accessories that show off your sense of style.

    Do you want to give your living room an upgrade before summer starts? Find the furniture and accessories you desire here at the Home Consignment Center. Learn about our selection and how consignment works by calling us at (925) 272-4318.

    A Look at Home Color Trends in 2013

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Is your home in need of a makeover? Consider changing things up by incorporating new colors into your space. A new season provides the perfect opportunity for experimenting with different colors when painting your home’s walls and buying furniture. Take a look at some of 2013’s most exciting home color trends before visiting the paint store and consignment shop:


    One of the best loved home colors of the summer is also one of the most versatile. Shades of gray work in any room and can be paired with many different accenting colors. Decide whether you prefer darker or lighter shades of gray before testing this color out in your home. Try putting different shades in different parts of the home for a truly unique and eye-catching space.


    Do you want to go green at home? Start with your walls and furniture. Green is expected to be a popular home color this summer because of its liveliness and wide range of good-looking shades. Add a cool and refreshing vibe to your space by choosing a minty shade of green. Create a more regal space by selecting forest green or another darker shade.


    Show off the bubbly side of your personality by choosing shades of yellow when looking for paint or buying furniture. Create an attractive color combination by incorporating both yellow and gray into your home décor. Find neon yellow pieces for an energetic and vibrant look, or subtler and softer shades of yellow to add a touch of sunshine inside of your home.


    Make your home feel more romantic by looking for pieces with shades of rose. This color is great for girls’ rooms, dressing rooms, and other feminine spaces. Rose also adds elegance to a space, whether it is on the walls, on the furniture, or found in the accessories.

    Start looking for furniture and accessories featuring these and other trendy colors here at the Home Consignment Center. Check us out online or call us at (925) 272-4318 to see why buying furniture at a consignment shop is a great option for any household and any budget.

    Quick Facts About Platinum

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Though gold and silver have been generating quite a buzz among jewelry collectors in recent years, there is another high-quality metal that is currently grabbing the attention of major fashion houses and precious metals experts. Platinum is an incredibly rare metal that takes approximately six months to mine and extract from the earth. Due to the difficult nature of mining this precious metal, one could fill a small basement that measures a mere 25 cubic feet with all of the platinum ever mined. The current annual supply is almost entirely mined from deposits in South Africa, with trace amounts being mined from locations in Europe and Asia.

    Recent news stories have warned those who buy jewelry to be on the lookout for a rise in platinum prices due to strikes that are predicted to occur in South Africa this May and June. That means there is no better time to buy platinum jewelry from your Bay Area Home Consignment Center store. To learn more about the styles of jewelry that we consign, visit us online or call (925) 272-4318. 

    Making the Most out of a Small Home with Smart Furniture Selections

    Last updated 1 year ago

    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.

    Another Review for the Home Consignment Center of Mountain View

    Last updated 1 year ago

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