Surprising Secrets of Successful Home Staging
“Staging” is about decorating and setting up each room of your house so that it looks as appealing as possible to potential clients. Studies show that a house is more likely to sell quickly and for a reasonable price if it’s successfully staged.
Even though before you didn’t hear of staging, you probably already know the basics, such as removing clutter and making sure everything is spotless and “guest ready.”
Yet, there are some house staging “secrets” by professionals that you may be unaware of. Here are a few examples:
Increase horizontal surface space. Ensure that desks, countertops, coffee tables, end tables, etc. are as free as possible from items. Give the impression that horizontal surfaces have plenty of space.
Flowers. Add flowers or flowering plants to your kitchen and living rooms. This can have a subtle dramatic impact on the view. Just remember not to over do it.
Don’t be daring when you paint. It’s a good idea use neutral shades. Not everyone has the same taste as you.
Less is more. Be honest about the amount of furniture you have in each room, including the wall hangings. Look for a desk, side table or other furniture that you can remove. It’s all about making each room be more spacious.
Ultimately, the best staging advice is to use your common sense. Ask yourself, “What changes will make this room even more attractive?”. If you’re looking for some who can help you to stage your home, contact us at 401-396-2888 for a free valuation. We’re always glad to help!