Today’s post addresses the benefits of removing personal items and photographs when staging a home for sale. While this is only one aspect of home staging,it makes a tremendous impact on the look of a room. In a recent staging for a client, one of the first things I noticed was the amount of personal photographs on the living room wall. My recommendation was to remove all of the photographs which, in effect, de-clutters and depersonalizes the space.

Before

Before

The arrangement above the sofa was a set of 6 placemats, framed. It’s a very inexpensive and creative way to create a wall art arrangement. The placemats were from West Elm, in an Ombre pattern.

After

After

The other minimal changes consisted of changing the patterned rug to a more neutral, sisal rug. Lamps were added and pillows were updated. Very simple changes with big impact!

xoxo

Sara