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99 NE Mizner Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33432  

Mon - Sat: 10 am - 5:00 pm • Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm

561-338-5656 • Fax: 561-338-5125

The largest premier furniture consignment showroom in Boca Raton Florida

From classic to contemporary, we offer the finest in gently used, brand name furniture


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1991 NW 1st Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Mon - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm • Closed Sun & Mon

561-931-2194 • Fax: 561-338-5125


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Furniture Features and Tips

We get lots of questions and inquiries from our customers regarding everything from decorating tips to furniture care to stain removal.  So we've decided to create a dedicated page to answering the most common (and uncommon) inquiries.  We're also including useful tips for furniture care. You can even ask your own question right here by submitting your question below.  Your feedback is always welcomed.

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Don't Be Afraid to

Break the Rules

Rules sometimes are made to be broken and when it comes to your furniture and decorating style, many professional decorators and interior designers agree that thinking outside the box can be a refreshing change.  

Everything Doesn't Have to Match

Many interior decorators insist that the key to a beautiful room and setting is to simply place items you love in them. Pairing traditional settings for example with modern works of art can create a perfect match.  Don't be afraid to pair vintage with contemporary or any contrasting styles and colors.


Mixing Woods Can Be A Great Way to Add Contrast and Interest

Adding variations in wood color can be beautiful especially when matching contrasting tones to other elements in your room. In the photo to the left, the walnut in the nesting table complements the brown tones in the wood floors and the ivory desk juxtaposes with the cream sofa for a smooth and polished look.


Step Aside from Symmetry

Take artwork off grid because symmetry can be stifling and boring. In the living room below, the large painting was placed to the far left of the sofa to serve as a focal point from the hallway that leads straight to the room. Place artwork or other large items off center from the room but in visual line from a common approach area to the room.


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Furniture tips: wood

1. Know your wood types

Wood furniture falls into three categories: solid wood, veneers, and particle board or composite wood. Solid wood furniture is typically more expensive than other types and looks great, but can be susceptible to scratches and water rings. Veneers have an inexpensive wood base covered by several thin layers of better-quality wood. Because of the cheaper core, veneers aren’t as expensive as solid wood pieces. Particle board and composite wood pieces are made from a combination of wood pulp, plastics, and resin, basically the scraps of the furniture world. These are the cheapest type of wood furniture and can look decent, but won’t hold up for decades.

2. Check drawers and cabinets

Open the drawers and cabinets. Make sure the drawer pulls all the way out, latches properly, and then shuts evenly. Make sure doors open, remain in an open position (instead of snapping closed while you’re trying to get something out of the cabinet), and shut again. Check the handles and knobs. They should fit tightly and not jiggle or turn.

3. Avoid nails and glue

Look for wood joined at ends and corners, not glued or nailed in. Known in the manufacturing world as wood joinery, these pieces are studier and can take more weight. Check out Basic Woodworking Joints from Wood Magazine to see examples.

Furniture tips: fabric

4. Consider your lifestyle

Let your lifestyle determine what colors and fabrics you choose. For example, I have a large, hyper dog constantly climbing on the furniture. If I brought home a white suede couch, it would be torn apart and stained in minutes. If you have kids or pets, stick with dark colors and stain-resistant tough fabrics like linen or tweed.

5. Be realistic about colors

I once bought an orange corduroy armchair at a furniture outlet store. At the time, my house was decorated in orange, blue, and white, and I thought I’d love those colors forever. As it turned out, “forever” was about a year. I got so sick of the bright orange I sold the chair for a fraction of what I paid. Learn from my mistake: Stick to neutral colors for your bigger and more expensive pieces. Save bold colors for décor pieces.

6. Inspect the legs

The legs should be heavy, wood, and jointed to the frame of the sofa or chair, not nailed. Plastic, rubber, or metal legs don’t look as nice, can tear up your floors, and won’t hold up as well. Same goes for nailed-in wood legs. If you’re spending more than $1,000 on a sofa, look for one with a fifth leg in the middle. They provide extra support – you won’t find them on many cheaper sofas.

7. Check the springs

If you like firm sofas, look for one with traditional coiled springs. If you want a softer feel, go with zigzag coils. Before you buy, take off the cushions and press down on the base of the sofa. The coils should push down and spring back into place immediately.

8. Test the cushions

Look for firm cushions with a removable cover matching on both sides. Firm cushions hold up better over time. Fully covered cushions cost a bit more than ones with the pattern on one side and a plain white or tan backing, but they’ll last longer and wear evenly if you can flip them over every few months. Find removable covers that are easily washable.

How to buy furniture for less

9. Buy at the right time

Furniture prices fluctuate throughout the year. In the video above, Stacy Johnson said you’ll get good deals around Memorial Day and Veterans Day, both popular times for furniture sales. But if you want the best deal, wait until the Fourth of July or even Christmas when furniture stores push to get rid of the last of their inventory and offer the biggest discounts.

10. Don’t rule out used furniture

You can find great deals with secondhand furniture as long as you inspect it carefully. You’ll obviously look for rips, stains, tears, water marks, and scratches, but lift up cushions and look for stains on the inside of couches and chairs. Sit on it for as long as time allows to check for sturdiness and comfort.

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Past Perfect Consignment Showroom

99 NE Mizner Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Phone: (561) 338-5656 • Fax: (561) 338-5125  

Mon - Sat: 10 am - 5:00 pm • Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm

Past Perfect Consignment Showroom II

1991 NW 1st Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Phone: (561) 931-2194 • Fax: (561) 338-5125  

Mon - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm • Closed Sunday

Furniture Warehouse Store

1801 NW 1st Avenue, One Block West of Dixie Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432

• Phone: (561) 544-0950

Tues - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm • Closed Sunday and Monday