When it comes to the process of staging your home to sell, we’ve got you covered with these 13 tips to stage each room of your home. These tips will help you maximize the strengths of your home and draw in as many potential buyers as possible.
Staging your home will create a neutral background in which buyers find it easier to see themselves living in the home. Keep in mind that staging doesn’t have to cost a great deal of money, and it’s perfectly acceptable to hire a professional stager to help.
- 📦 De-Clutter
- 🛋️ Furniture Placement
- 🛏️ Move Furniture Around
- 📱 Contact RL Real Estate
- 🕯️ Transform a Room
- 💡 Lighting
- 📹 10 Secrets to Staging Your Home [VIDEO]
- 🖌️ Paint Rooms Bigger
- 😊 Neutral is Appealing
- 🎨 Bold Color Choices
- 🖼️ Wall Hangings & Photos
- # Use Odd Numbers
- 💐 Flower Arrangements
- 💸 Money Saving Hints
- 🗄️ Refresh Older Items
One of the most important and things you can do is get rid of clutter. By having too much furniture in an area makes the space feel small.
Look around and ask yourself, “What can I live without for a while?” By taking away somethings you will give the area a much larger feel.
🛋️ Furniture Placement
🛏️ Move Furniture Around
Don’t be afraid to stage furniture, artwork, and accessories around the home spontaneously. Just because you bought a certain piece for one room does not mean that it won’t work in another.
Try re-purposing pieces of furniture. Convert a small table into a writing desk or place it front of a window and add lamps or accessories.
📱 Contact RL Real Estate
🕯️ Transform a Room
Lighting can make a staged home look warm and welcoming, but many homes are not lit properly. To fix this problem, simply increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures.
You should have approximately 100 watts for every 50 square feet of space. Aim for three different types of lighting in each room – ambient (overhead), task (reading), and accent (table or wall).
🖌️ Paint Rooms Bigger
To make a room seem bigger, paint it the same color as the adjacent room. If you have a small kitchen and dining room, painting both rooms the same color with making it feel as though it is one big room.
If you have a sun room, try painting it green to reflect the color of nature. If you want to create the illusion of more space, paint the walls the same color as your window coverings. This paint choice creates a seamless and sophisticated look in your home.
😊 Neutral is Appealing
🎨 Bold Color Choices
Powder rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms are great spaces to use dark colors. A deep tone on walls can make space seem more intimate and cozy, but you don’t have to paint the whole room.
You can also paint an accent wall to draw attention to a fireplace. Paint the inside of bookcases or niches to accent books and decor.
Another great place to add a bold color is the front door. We can give some helpful tips on the popular colors for Sioux Falls, or you may want to contact a professional stager like Stephanie at Set to Sell.
🖼️ Wall Hangings & Photos
# Use Odd Numbers
Mixing accessories can make the room you are staging more inviting, and it’s a good idea to use odd numbers when placing items because it’s more pleasing to the eye. Imagine placing items in a triangle configuration instead of lining them up in a row.
Scale is just as important when grouping items, so you want to use a variety of heights and widths. Place the largest items in the back and group by color, shape, and texture.
💐 Flower Arrangements
It’s popular to use fresh flower arrangements in a staged home, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to keep things looking pleasant if you have access to a garden or other yard elements that work. Depending on the season, you may be able to find flowers, ferns, autumn foliage, holly branches, or other seasonal plants.
💸 Money Saving Hints
- Use soft colors that make buyers want to hang out at your house.
- Use an air mattress and frame to save money when you need a bed.
- Use neutral bedding to appeal to more buyers.
- Clean closets to maximize storage space.
🗄️ Refresh Older Items
Cabinets looking worn? Apply a fresh coat of paint and replace the doors and hardware. Did dishwasher scuff from use? Try getting a new front panel or using contact paper to cover the existing panel to make it more appealing.