Jewelry has been an integral part of the fashion industry for centuries, and it’s not difficult to see why. Jewelry is a great way to add sophistication and flair to any outfit. While some elements of fashion are timeless, staying on top of the biggest jewelry trends of 2018 can easily set your style apart from the pack. We’ve compiled some of our favorites here to make sure you can stay ahead of the trends.
Chandelier earrings, which feature diamond strands in various designs, have been making a splash on runways this season. An easy way to elevate simple and sophisticated clothing, this trend can take your little black dress up a notch.
Pearls have been around since the dawn of time, and there’s nothing more classic than adding a strand of pearls to any outfit. This fashion season, “neo-pearls” are bringing a unique take on the timeless trend, including huge pearl bracelets, spiraling pearl earrings, and even numerous strands of pearls on a single outfit.
Body jewelry was a big statement in the fashion industry in 2017, and now this trend is being explored on a smaller scale with hand bracelets. Instead of hanging on the wrist, these bracelets decorate the entire hand with different bands, layers, and decorations.
Once seen as a fashion faux pas, wearing two completely different earrings was a bold and fashionable choice for many runway and celebrity looks this season. Although this trend is often accentuated by picking one large earring and one small earring, we find that mixing two traditional earrings of different types is a great and simple way to achieve this look.
They’re back! You may have thought that brooches were reserved for your grandmother, but this season, we’re loving the creative additions of ornate vintage brooches on scarves, handbags, and lapels. If you have some hiding in the back of your jewelry box, now is the perfect time to pull them out or learn about consigning with us.
Staying up to date on fashion trends can set your style apart and offer creative new ways to refresh your look. To explore these trends and all the latest jewelry offerings, find your nearest Home Consignment Center today.
As Americans have become more aware of their habits of conspicuous consumption, the sheer modesty of Wabi-Sabi has elevated it to the elites of interior design. Wabi-Sabi thrives on the authentic, and our team at Home Consignment Center is excited to see how you translate it into your space! Learn more about the home décor industry’s hottest trend in 2018.
Origin and Meaning of Wabi-Sabi
Wabi-Sabi originated in Japan, where “Wabi” means modesty and simplicity and “Sabi” refers to beauty in natural growth and decay. Wabi-Sabi is not negligent, slovenly, or messy. Instead, its worn-in and aged items are mere reflections of the time and care they’ve received through the years. In interior decorating, the blend of Wabi and Sabi translates into a home décor that’s sparse, tranquil, and uncluttered while looking and feeling lived in.
Old, Tried-and-True Materials
Associated as it is with such words as authentic, weathered, and handmade, Wabi-Sabi furniture and items are made of natural woods, linens, wools, iron, and stone. All show the wear, tears, nicks, and scratches of time. And each item has its purpose, from the old iron mailbox to the reclaimed wood dining room table to the ceramic jug that completes the kitchen. All are essential because, with Wabi-Sabi, less is more.
Colors and Light
Wabi-Sabi embraces such earthy colors as brown, gray, and green, often combined with a neutral off-white to complement the natural décor of a particular room or area. While Wabi-Sabi light tends to be muted or shadowy, mirrors are used to reflect the light available. If the light is too harsh, it can be diffused with thin, gauzy curtains.
Just about any item becomes more Wabi-Sabi with time, and handmade, imperfect pottery leads the way. When shopping for new treasures, we recommend seeking out trays and vases with beautiful, one-of-a-kind imperfections. Look for the hand-thrown bowl to add to the coffee table or that antique lamp for the bedroom.
Wabi-Sabi is a style of décor that adds a soul to your home by celebrating its age and the beauty of nature in its rawest form. To add a touch of Wabi-Sabi to your home, find the nearest Home Consignment Center to browse through the thousands of new items arriving at our shops daily. You can even contact us to learn about consigning your furniture, décor items, and more.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of purchasing mismatched décor from a consignment shop? Do you think old and shabby? How about thrown together and unplanned? If these or similar thoughts pop into your head, then you’re shopping for unique items all wrong. The truth is, a room full of contrasting furniture doesn’t have to appear discordant. Here are a few of our favorite tips to help you make your mismatched home décor look both stylish and inviting.
Choose a Theme
According to lifestyle media company, Brit + Co, one simple way to bring your pieces together is to choose an overall theme. Take wood, for instance. A chestnut wood table, which would likely be medium brown in appearance, matched with a set of light brown oak wood chairs would serve as a lovely focal point to any space. The wooden contrast not only brings the look together, but it also adds depth to the design.
Another way to create an attractive space is to color coordinate. You could choose a color scheme such as red, white, and black; green, yellow, and brown; or purple, silver, and white. The list really could go on and on. Find furniture pieces that fit into your color scheme, regardless of style, and watch how your room comes to life. You could even choose one predominant color, such as white. In fact, an all-white space can give your room a clean and comforting feel.
Use a Simple Palette
Lastly, try to keep your colors as simple as possible. As previously mentioned, you can definitely have fun with color schemes. However, you don’t want to add too many colors, which could cause your space to appear crowded and unattractive. Choosing a palette that features no more than three or four predominant colors is a safe bet.
If you’re looking for high-quality pieces that are sure to add another level of style to your home, then find your nearest Home Consignment Center location to begin your search today. We have locations throughout California and Texas.
Sometimes, even the most comfortable living spaces need to be updated to give a fresh look. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the options, so we’ve compiled the biggest interior design trends of 2018 to give you a head start.
Brass accents are easy to find on antique furniture, but they’re less common today. Now they’re making a comeback—as silver and gold accents start to fade and warm, subtle brass tones come back to the forefront. We advise ditching the expected stainless steel for a unique accent that can tie a room together.
Floral prints and flower crowns are making a comeback in the fashion industry, but they’re also making a splash in the interior design market as well. We find that natural accents, such as artificial or real plants or even furniture made out of natural limestone or other rustic materials, can give spaces a more earthy tone while still staying modern.
Curvy couches or bending bookshelves may have been big in the ’70s, but they’ve largely fallen off of the market until now. These shapely looks can add a soft and polished tone. We recommend choosing one statement piece, like a sofa with a curved back, and accenting it with other geometric shapes, like round accent tables.
Gone are the days when all of your vintage jewelry, seasonal clothing, and beloved dinnerware sets must be shoved into an attic or pushed into a closet. We’ve discovered that modern storage pieces allow all of these things to be easily accessible while incorporating style into a room. From an intricately designed buffet to unique and architectural shelving, it’s time to bring the storage back to the forefront.
Although the trends are always changing, there’s one thing that is constant: It’s always more affordable to buy from a consignment store. If you want to incorporate these new trends into your home, find your nearest Home Consignment Center today! With expansive locations across California and Texas, you’ll find new treasures and the latest trends on every visit.
Purchasing from a jewelry consignment shop like Home Consignment Center is the perfect way to get a great value on upscale, high-quality jewelry. We’ve compiled a few tips to help make your jewelry shopping experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
Prepare Questions Ahead of Time
One of the first things you should do is make sure you are asking the right questions. Prepare a few questions ahead of time, such as inquiries about product conditions, as well as asking about where the pieces actually came from. Some pieces may be family heirlooms, while others may be unique handmade items being sold on behalf of the creator. Our experienced team will be happy to provide this information during your visit.
Get Familiar With History
According to Complex Magazine, it is important to familiarize yourself with the history of certain designs and design markings. As with most items on the product market, jewelry designs and styles change over time. Chanel jewelry, for instance, didn’t include markings during the earlier years. However, once the 1960s came around, signatures, plates, and even stamps were added. Being aware of these historical factors will help you to distinguish between real and fake jewelry pieces. It will also help you to determine the era of their creation, which will give you an idea of the true value.
Before purchasing your jewelry, you should also pay attention to pricing. Of course, you want the best deal you can find, but remember that you want to shop in a price range to match the quality that you’re looking for. This is especially true when it comes to items that are being sold as vintage or antique. Before you leave your house, you could even conduct some brief research just to see how much certain jewelry consignment pieces should actually cost.
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