When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its absolute best for the potential buyers who walk through the door. That’s where home staging comes in.
Home staging is a method of decorating meant to highlight your home’s most impressive assets and help buyers imagine themselves moving in and living there. Do it right, and you should have no problem selling your home quickly.
Stage where it counts
Not all rooms are considered equal when it comes to home staging. You want to focus your efforts on the rooms that have the biggest potential to influence buyers’ decisions, and spend less time on the rooms that won’t make much of a difference.
Per the NAR report mentioned above, the rooms that hold the most importance for buyers are the living room, master bedroom, and kitchen. These are the rooms that you want to focus the most on when you’re staging a home. Don’t worry as much about the rooms that have less influence, such as guest bedrooms, children’s bedrooms, and bathrooms.
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.
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 and frames were from West Elm.
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!