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    Mastering the Delicate Art of Layering Patterns in Your Home Décor

    Last updated 1 day 5 hours ago

    Interior decorating is a lot more complex than most people realize. Creating an elegant living room involves much more than matching colors—to make the space interesting, you have to layer your colors and patterns, and by so doing create a sort of “conversation” throughout your interior. For help making your interior décor more interesting, consider these tips: 

    Start Off Slow

    Before you start layering your patterns, you should think of interior decorating as a process, not something you do all at once. If you’re new to layering patterns, start off slow by tweaking the pillows on your couch. Once you gain a little confidence in your eye for style, you can go for more ambitious designs.

    Experiment with Colors

    As with most endeavors in life, experimentation is an important part of creating an elegant interior. As you put together your color scheme for a particular room, try every conceivable color combination—you may be surprised to learn which colors work together. Smart use of shades and contrast can make your living spaces truly pop.  

    Play with Patterns

    It’s just as important to experiment with patterns. Dynamic patterns are great for breaking up the monotony and giving your space more depth. Try pairing relatively simple patterns with complex ones, as multiple simple patterns can be boring while multiple complex patterns can be tough to look at.

    Don’t Overdo It

    Once you dive into the world of pattern layering, it can difficult to resurface. At each step of the design process, you must try to keep a level head and hold yourself back from making wild decisions. Remember, subtlety can go a long way when it comes to interior decorating.

    With numerous elegant pieces from thousands of LA-area consigners, the Home Consignment Center is bound to have several items that fit right into your design scheme. Call our Yorba Linda location at (714-637-1992), and get one step closer to making your home interior as beautiful as can be. 

    How to Select the Right Men's Watch

    Last updated 8 days ago

    If you’re tired of looking at your cell phone to tell the time, you might consider an elegant wristwatch. Today, men’s watches are more sophisticated and more beautiful than ever.

    This video offers a few tips on how to select the right watch. First, you should determine whether you need a water-resistant or waterproof watch. Then, you should decide whether you want a cloth, steel, leather, or plastic band. There are several other factors to consider, including the type of crystal, movement, and illumination.

    To see the various types of men’s watches for yourself, come to the Home Consignment Center. We’re proud to offer all kinds of furniture and jewelry at our Los Angeles locations. You can call our Newport Beach location at (949) 250-0326 to speak with a representative. 

    Advice for Buying Nursery Furniture on Consignment

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Though raising a child is one of the greatest joys one can experience, it’s also very expensive. In an effort to cut down on expenses, you might consider buying used furniture for your child’s nursery. For the sake of your child’s safety, however, you have to be very careful when it comes to used furniture on consignment. If you find a reliable consignment shop, this shouldn’t be a problem. 

    Check the Manufacture Date

    Every few years, the government issues new safety rules for cribs, playpens, and other important pieces of nursery furniture. Before you start combing consignment stores for furniture, you should learn all about the latest safety rules. Once you start shopping, only look at furniture made after the latest safety rules were implemented. For example, any playpen made after 2000 should be safe for your children.

    Watch for Recalled Furniture

    As new safety regulations come into effect, manufacturers often issue recall orders on old products that are deemed unsafe. As a parent, it’s important that you keep these recall notices in the back of your mind when looking at used furniture. Before you buy a piece of furniture, take a minute to check whether it’s been recalled recently. Parents.com has a comprehensive and easy-to-use product recall finder.    

    Consider Buying a New Crib

    Since infants spend so much time in their crib, it’s one of the most tightly regulated pieces of children’s furniture. Though there are plenty of used cribs out there, most experts recommend new cribs. The latest safety rules regarding crib design took effect in 2011, which makes it difficult to find a used crib that’s up to date. Still, if you visit the right consignment shop, you may be able to find a used crib made after 2011.

    For help making safe and affordable nursery furniture choices, call the Home Consignment Center Calabasas location at (818) 880-8331. We have safe, elegant, and inexpensive furniture for every room in your home. We also have plenty of jewelry for men and women.  

    Tips for Finding a Great Dining Room Table

    Last updated 22 days ago

    The right dining room table is a very important element of your interior décor. There are a number of factors you need to consider when looking for a table, including your family size, room size, and room style elements.

    In this video, an interior décor expert shares a few tips for finding an excellent dining room table. She says the most important thing is to take the necessary measurements before you even leave your house. You should also think about where people will sit and where they will enter and exit. Flow, function, and space are the three key elements to think about when finding a dining room table.

    For help finding an exquisite dining room table, come to the Home Consignment Center. You can call our Yorba Linda location at (714) 637-1992 to learn more about our broad selection of furniture and jewelry. 

    Tips for Shopping for a Colored Diamond

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Colored diamonds are beautiful and unique, which makes them the perfect accessory for someone who likes to stand out from the crowd. If you are looking to add something new to your jewelry collection or to buy a piece for someone in your life, a colored diamond is a great choice. Keep reading for tips on how to buy colored stones:

    Go to the Store with an Open Mind

    You might go to the store thinking about a particular color diamond that you want to buy. If you can go with an open mind, though, it opens up your possibilities to other hues that might work better for your needs. Certain colors really come to life when you look at them in person, which is why it is best not to make any decisions until you get a chance to actually browse through the store.

    Consider Modified Colors

    Industry experts say that colored diamonds with the purest hues are the most valuable, but that does not mean you have to find a completely pure stone for it to have value to you. If you are drawn to a diamond with a modified color, that’s the one you should get. Shop for diamonds that immediately catch your eye.

    Look at the Setting

    If you want to get some serious use out of your new colored diamond, you should also look at the piece of jewelry in which it is set. Find a piece that you really like to ensure that you can wear it a lot. Whether you are on the hunt for a beautiful bracelet or a new necklace, if you can find a piece with the right stone and the right setting, you will add a lot of versatility to your jewelry collection.

    Home Consignment Center has some of the best prices for beautiful jewelry in Southern California. Come in today to check out our consignment jewelry and furniture and leave with some new pieces you love. To learn more about our Newport Beach location, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326. 

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