Homes that are staged well definitely stand out. The right amount of decluttering, organizing and acessorizing does make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some before and after photos of some homes we staged that show how powerful home staging can be.
Find balance when arranging furniture
Consider both size and placement when arranging furniture. Make sure not to group all the large pieces in one corner and also make sure there is variety in the shapes - like how we put a round teak stool beside the straight-line chair and a round clock between the square wall art and the bookshelves.
Declutter the wall space
Organizing and decluttering go hand-in-hand with home staging. The focus is now on the fireplace versus your eyes being distracted by all the photos on and above the mantle.
Update the decor
Many consumers have a hard time envisioning themselves in a space if the decor is too distinctive or distracting. Keeping items current and appealing to all is a way to attract as many buyers as possible.
Consider furniture placement to maximize traffic flow
People should not be tripping over each other when getting in and out of bed. Moving the bed onto the longest wall created a clear path and made the room feel twice as big.
Don’t push furniture against the walls
Pulling the furniture away from the walls provided easy access to the windows & blinds and allowed for a cozier conversation area where people don’t have to shout across the room.
Consider the floor color when choosing a rug
You want that rug to be a contrast or a different coloration, especially if the flooring is dark. It can be something that will work with your color schemes but on the lighter side.
Strategize if you’re in a small space
Look for pieces that are elevated from the floor. It lets light under the furniture and creates more visual space.