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    Quick Design Tips: Dining Rooms

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A formal dining room lends class and luxury to your home and provides a valuable place to entertain. Highlight the beauty of your floor or walls by choosing furniture that fills the space without taking away from the room’s natural elements. For a unique dining experience, consider a sofa or plush chairs to promote comfort during your dining experience. Add layers of color and texture to the room by using drapes on windows or even as a unique cover for cabinets or shelves. Choose furniture with a sleek, hardwood look to bring classic style to any dining area, or try an eclectic assortment of table and chair styles if you want to create a more whimsical feel.

    You can find the furniture you need to create your perfect dining room when you visit any of the Home Consignment Center’s Bay Area locations. We sell new and like-new furniture and home accessories to suit any taste at low prices without any fake markups or sales. Check out our selection by calling (925) 272-4318 for our nearest location, and visit us on the web for more home style tips.

    4 Things to Look for When Shopping for a Designer Sofa

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Buying a new piece of furniture can transform and update the look of a room. Regardless of the style you are considering, a designer sofa must be functional and meet your specific needs. Make a list of your personal preferences and keep them in mind while shopping to ensure that you find exactly what you want in your new sofa.


    Sit and lie on each sofa to compare comfort levels and find one that you like. Consider the cushions that come with your sofa, which are its real source of comfort, and find cushions with the texture and resiliency you want. Cushions may be made from foam, goose down, or a combination of these materials.


    You want your new furniture to last so you can enjoy it for years. Choose a sofa with a sturdy frame made from hardwood such as oak, maple, or poplar. Avoid softer woods that show damage easily.  Ask about the coils—interconnected coils and wire springs are two options that provide long-lasting support.


    If your furniture sees a lot of use, consider leather upholstery rather than fabric. Leather ages well, and signs of wear are considered desirable. All fabric will eventually show wear regardless of how well you care for it, but patterned fabric is less likely to show obvious wear than a solid color.

    Armrest Options

    Sofas offer a variety of armrest style options. You can choose from three major arm styles: square arms, rolled arms, and English traditional arms. If your home décor is modern and features clean, straight edges, you may want to consider an armless sofa.

    Find the perfect designer sofa for your home when you shop at Home Consignment Center. We have a wide variety of new sofas and other furniture direct from the manufacturer, so call (925) 272-4318 to find the nearest Bay Area location today. You can also check out our website for more information about our inventory and tips on updating the look of any room.

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    Decorating Tips for Small Living Room Spaces

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you are trying to make the most out of a small living space, the right décor can offer the illusion of a bigger room to increase your comfort and create a more inviting appeal in your home.

    With the tips in this short video clip, you can be on your way to updating your small living room using a sleek, contemporary design. A bold-print area rug might inspire the color selections for the room, which should only have a few key decorative pieces to maximize space and reduce clutter. The right couches complete the room and create optimal sitting space for guests.

    At the Home Consignment Center, you will find it easy to redecorate your living room on any budget. The large selection of furniture in our five Bay Area locations is being updated daily with new arrivals, so there is always something new to add the perfect touch to your home. Learn more about us on our website or give us a call at (925) 272-4318. 

    How to Select Investment-Quality Jewelry

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Jewelry is a versatile and personalized way to invest. Unique and high-quality pieces are often sought-after prizes that continue to appreciate in value. Selecting the right piece of jewelry not only provides you with a stunning piece to wear and enjoy, but also a good investment with value that will increase with time.

    Ask For Diamond Certification

    Diamonds purchased as an investment should always be accompanied by a certificate assuring their quality. Never buy a diamond without a certificate stating its quality from a respected and recognized authority. A diamond certificate acts as a third-party guarantee of the diamond’s quality and is your only assurance of value when you are later looking to consign it.

    Select Diamonds Based on Rarity

    Diamonds which are rarer are considered more valuable, and the rarity will depend on the type of diamond you are considering. Because white diamonds are more common, you will need to buy a larger diamond to consider it a good investment. Look for naturally-colored diamonds, such as blue, pink, yellow, or red. These rarer gems have not depreciated in value for decades, and even a smaller diamond of this type is a wise and stable investment.

    Buy Pieces You Enjoy

    Although the goal of purchasing jewelry as an investment is to select pieces that appreciate in value, there is no guarantee that your piece will end up selling for a profit. Choose jewelry that you enjoy and will wear for years rather than pieces that you will simply store it in a safe deposit box. Even if you do not consign your piece, you have derived use from your purchase and may even decide to pass it on as a valuable family heirloom.

    Home Consignment Center of the Bay Area employs on-site licensed jewelers at each of our locations to ensure the quality of your purchase. You will find a variety of top-quality contemporary jewelry in our jewelry department. Check out our blog or call (925) 272-4318 for more information about investing in quality jewelry today. 

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