Home staging is not a new concept. Most homeowners will attempt some form of staging when they list their property. Staging has been known to increase the profit from the sale of a home up to 30% for even more depending on the house and the market. If you’re planning on selling your property you are probably doing some research on home staging. Here’s a great list of 10 home staging secrets by the professionals.
#1. Use color creatively.
Color can be incorporated into any room in a unique and unusual way so don’t be afraid to use it as long as it’s in beautiful accent colors the catch a buyers eye. You may not want to completely Redwall, but a red chair, throw pillow, or blanket draped over a couch where the end of a bad can really make a great statement.
Sometimes simply taking out half the furniture and items in a room can really make the room look larger and more size appropriate.
#3. Float the furniture.
Pull furniture away from the wall to create groups of furniture within a room and help with traffic flow throughout the space.
#4. Move around.
You can shake up the ambience and attitude of a room by periodically moving furniture around and incorporating old accessories into the design.
#5. Repurpose unused rooms.
Set up rooms as they were originally designed and if you have an extra space such as additional bedrooms, turn it into either an office, guest bedroom, or play room as long as it is tasteful and not cluttered.
#6. Allowed natural lighting.
Letting outside light in can brighten up a room and make it feel larger select that natural light flow in an open drapes and blinds, especially during a showing.
#7. Displaying art.
Displaying art in a traditional way can make the room seem boring but displaying art in unique ways such as clusters of photographs, turning photograph on their side or even at a diagonal, can make the room stand out.
#8. Use the rule of three.
Odd numbered groups of accessories tend to be more eye appealing and attractive so set up items on coffee tables, desks, counters, and dressers in groups of three.
#9. Make the entrance warm.
Buyers will be lingering at the front door and slightly inside the house so make sure there’s plenty of space, it’s not cluttered, and draw your guests into the house.
#10. Bring the outdoors in.
Grab some greenery from the yard or even a collection of sticks and twigs, which can make a unique and dramatic statement bringing the outside in.
Every single home is different and can be staged differently so use what you have and take it one room at a time. As you Declutter pack things up in either storage sheds are boxes so that you’re ready to move on to your next home.