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    How to Spruce Up Your Guest Bedroom

    Last updated 1 day 3 hours ago

    Instead of treating your spare bedroom as a storage space, why not transform it into a vibrant guest bedroom that adds character to your home? As you can see in this video, sprucing up a guest bedroom doesn't have to break the bank and can in fact be a fun and rewarding process. To begin making over your guest bedroom, create a focal point by installing a vibrant headboard or painting an accent wall with a bold shade of paint.

    Once you have established a focal point, consider changing out the linens and replacing outdated blankets with crisp white or beige blankets that are counter the boldness of your headboard and wall colors. If you're feeling especially creative, consider creating a faux canopy or hang some personalized art so guests will feel as though they are overnighting in a luxury hotel.

    You can find all of the furniture and accessories you need to transform your guest bedroom right here at the Home Consignment Center. Discover what's waiting for you at each of our six locations by visiting us online or calling (925) 272-0067. 

    Creating a Traditional, Yet Modern Room

    Last updated 9 days ago

    One of the hottest trends sweeping through the world of interior design these days is the combination of older, traditional furnishings with more contemporary pieces. As you can see in this video, a simple way to embrace this design style is to use classic furniture as the base and then accessorize with modern and abstract art, mirrors, and other extras. For example, two cozy, traditional armchairs in neutral colors such as cream or white can be given a modern boost with the help of bold pillows and statement lighting fixtures.

    Another easy and effective way to blend the old with the new is to vary your indoor color palette. Don't be afraid to combine colors in a quirky manner, by offsetting traditional wooden floors and tables with exciting accent pieces like lime green artwork and cranberry window treatments.

    If you're looking for the perfect place to find beautiful furniture at a great price, then come visit the Home Consignment Center today. To find your nearest location, give us a call at (925) 272-0067. 

    Top Furniture Trends of 2014

    Last updated 18 days ago

    This year has been an exciting one for interior designers and homeowners alike thanks to all of the fun trends that have made their way into home design magazines as well as furniture consignment stores. One upscale trend that you can incorporate into your home's look is glamorous furniture that screams luxury and elegance. Another trend to watch for is furniture that is inspired by different exotic locales around the world, such as wooden chests that look like they're straight out of Morocco or chairs that look like they could be featured prominently in a Danish boutique hotel. Finally, one trend that bold homeowners are embracing is metallic leather furniture. This standout furniture looks best when accessorized with simple art.

    If you want to create a trendier look in your home without breaking the bank, then buy furniture at the Home Consignment Store. We buy consign furniture and sell furniture that is chic and modern and capable of transforming your home into a more stylish place. You can find out more about the benefits of buying furniture from us by calling (925) 272-0067. 

    Room Staging Tips to Help Your House Sell

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Did you know that staging your home before you put it on the market could actually increase your chances of attracting serious buyers? Fixing your house up to pique buyers’ interest without distracting them too much is an easy task that you can do yourself with a little help from the interior design experts at your consignment furniture store. Here are our room staging tips to help your house sell.

    Clear Each Room of Clutter and Personal Items
    The first tip to follow when staging your home's many rooms is to eliminate any clutter, such as papers, magazines, and pens and pencils, as well as any personal items like photos of your family or trinkets you've collected during your travels. The home should feel clean and neutral so the buyer can picture himself or herself living there.

    Pack Up Your Kitchen and Bathrooms
    Another important step to take when staging is to pack away all pots, pans, and dishware and the contents of your pantry and cabinets. Again, the home should look clean and distraction-free. Be sure to also put shampoos, soaps, and other toiletries away when preparing your bathrooms.

    Offer a Tasty Treat to Realtors and Buyers
    Who wouldn't love a delicious treat while exploring the many features of your home? Make your home memorable for those looking at it by baking brownies or placing a bowl of fruit in the kitchen for realtors and potential buyers to enjoy.

    Know When to Invest in an Attractive Furniture Piece
    Finally, once you've done some major cleaning you may find that your home could actually use a boost when it comes to furniture or accessories, such as artwork. If you need to enhance the look of a room with an affordable yet attractive item, then head into your furniture consignment store. Consignment stores are also a great place to take any furniture you decide to purge during the staging process.

    If you're getting ready to start fresh in a new home, then be sure to visit the Home Consignment Center when it's time to buy furniture. We sell and consign furniture, which means we are a great resource for both home sellers and home buyers during their transition processes. Call (925) 394-4209 to learn more about consigning furniture with us. 

    Maximizing Your Master Bedroom Space

    Last updated 29 days ago

    If your master bedroom is not as spacious as you would like, then there are several tips and tricks that you can follow in order to maximize the square footage that you do have. Just as the designer in this video shares with us, one of the most effective strategies for making a bedroom appear and feel larger is to divide the space. Start decorating by determining where the bed will go and make it the focal point of the room before moving on to the surrounding areas.

    Once the bed has been placed in its perfect location, use drapes, curtains, and other fabrics or accessories in soothing, romantic colors to divide the bed from the rest of the room. Place chairs and ottomans in separate zones close to the bathroom or walk-in closet to enhance the flow of the room and to attract the eye towards other corners of the space.

    Is your bedroom in need of a modern makeover? You can find everything you need to spice up the look of any room right here at the Home Consignment Center. Call us today at (925) 272-0067 to learn more about the furniture we buy and consign.

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