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.