Home Staging Secrets

Highlight your home’s strengths, downplay its weaknesses and appeal to prospective buyers with these secrets.

  • 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
    Throw out old belongings that simply add to a clutter-filled 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 to help with the traffic flow in and through the space.
  • Mix It Up
    Shake up the room’s style and attitude by periodically moving furniture around and incorporating old accessories into your design in a new way.
  • Repurpose Unused Rooms
    Make that junk room into a dreamy crafts room.
  • Let Light In
    Letting outside light in can brighten the space and make the room feel larger.
  • Light It Up
    Most homes are improperly lit. Aim for 100 watts every 50 square feet in layers of ambient, task and accent lighting.
  • Rearrange Your Art
    Displaying art in traditional ways — in a circle at the same height around the room — can make it invisible. Leave the stereotype behind and display art in surprising ways.
  • Paint It Black
    Looking for a chic, dramatic style? Try freshening your furniture with a coat of black paint.
  • Accessorize With Threes
    Odd-numbered groups of accessories, especially threes, tend to be more eye appealing.