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    Color Rules for Decorating Small Spaces

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Color is one of the most important decorating tools for a small space. The right colors open up the room and provide the illusion of more square footage. The wrong colors make the room seem even smaller than it is. Use the following rules when decorating small spaces to make the most out of the space you have:

    White Is Not the Way

    Many people who live in small spaces are afraid to decorate with any color other than white. They feel other hues diminish the visual openness of the space. While white does have certain appeal in a small apartment, it also keeps the space feeling impersonal. If you choose the right color combinations, you can still create the illusion of a bigger home while adding warmth and comfort.

    Use Striking Accent Colors

    A great decorating trick for small living spaces is to use color in interesting ways to accent the rest of the décor. Paint the inside of a bookshelf with a bright, bold color, for example, to draw the eye. An accent wall can also do a lot for a smaller home. Usually, dark colors make a space look smaller, but they can actually make it look bigger when used sparingly on one accent wall.

    Create Color Schemes that Flow

    Incorporating a particular color scheme through a few areas of the home gives it more flow, which connects the space. Put throw pillows on the couch that have the same colors as the accent rug you placed under the dining room table. Choose drapes and other decorative accessories that continue this color scheme.

    At Home Consignment Center, we make it easy to buy furniture and accessories that work with any space. Our selection of consignment furniture is full of pieces that can bring comfort and style to your décor. To learn more about our consignment furniture or our Bay Area locations, visit us online or call (925) 838-0113.

    What to Look for When Buying a New Desk

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you like to work while at home, you need to create the ideal work environment. This means buying furniture that allows you to sit down, focus, and get your work done. A desk is an essential piece for any home office, which is why it is often one of the first pieces purchased.

    Your desk should allow you to stay comfortable and relaxed while working at home. Doing some research before you start shopping is the best way to find the desk that meets all of your needs. Look for a desk that provides plenty of leg room so you do not feel cramped while working. Make sure the desk also offers space for your computer, notepad, or other tools you use for your job. You should also find a desk that appeals to you visually and works well with other aesthetic features in the room.

    Choose from a wonderful selection of desks here at the Home Consignment Center. Learn about our consign furniture process by taking a look at our website or calling us at (925) 272-4318.

    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. 

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