13 Home Staging Secrets
When selling a home, one must consider investing time and resources into staging a home to ensure the highest return possible becomes a reality. Here are 13-secrets to successfully staging a home.
- Use Color Creatively – Color can be incorporated in many ways, so don’t be afraid to use it creatively. From unique pieces of art to decorative pillows, a pop of color can really catch a buyer’s eye.
- Conquer Clutter – You’re going to have to start packing soon, now is the time to get rid of belongings that don’t add joy or usefulness to your home.
- Less Is More – Too much furniture is one of the biggest mistakes homeowners make. Consider arranging a few core pieces in your space and see the difference.
- Float Furniture – Pull furniture away from the walls to create groups within a room and help with the flow of traffic in and through the space.
- Mix It Up – Shake up a rooms style and attitude by periodically moving furniture around and incorporating previous used accessories into your design in a new way.
- Repurpose Under Utilized Rooms – Make that junky room into a dreamy craft room or beautiful guest room.
- Let Light In – Letting outside light in brightens the space and makes the room feel larger. Buyers love natural light too!
- Light It Up – Most homes are sorely underlit, Aim for 100 watts every 50 square feet in layers of ambient, task and accent lighting. Dark rooms don’t sell!
- Rearrange Your Art – Displaying your art in traditional ways – in a circle at the same height around the room – can make it virtually invisible. Leave the stereotype behind and display art in surprising ways.
- In your office try a gallery wall of clipboards to which you can tack a rotating selection of artwork. Think of it as a neater mood board, offering just as much flexibility, with added structure.
- In the family room frame the artwork and then prop it up on the fireplace mantel or console table, rather than hanging it on a wall in a traditional manner. The result is totally effortless and eye-catching.
- Anywhere in your home mount a handful of fancy frames, and then float your art inside them freeform. You’ll have the design impact of a gallery wall, plus more flexibility.
- Pain It Black – Looking for a chic, dramatic style? Try freshening your furniture accessories with a coat of black paint. You may just fall in love with it all over again!
- Accessorize In Threes – Odd-numbered groups of accessories, especially threes, tend to be more eye appealing.
- Bring The Outdoors In – Head outside and grab some greenery from your yard to bring a fresh look indoors.
- Make An Entrance – Creating a warm entrance to your home is welcoming to your guests.