It can be difficult to know how to stage your home to have it appeal to the largest pool of potential home buyers. Home sellers hear all types of tips for home staging, but the most important thing to remember is that you need to play up your home’s strengths and downplay its weaknesses. I will be talking about home staging for the next couple of weeks and I will provide you with tips that you can do on your own to help your home sell faster. Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Bye, Bye Clutter
Get rid of the clutter in your home. Have a rule that you take away an item when you add an item to your decor to avoid displaying too many things. Your furniture might also be a problem. Professional home stagers typically take away half of the furniture in a home to prep it for sale. Homes that have less furniture always look larger in the eyes of the buyer.
- Furniture Groupings
Instead of pushing your furniture against the walls to make the room look larger, make small conversational areas and float pieces away from the walls. This will help make the traffic flow obvious and open up the room.
- Musical Furniture
Just because you bought a certain piece of furniture, artwork, or accessory for a particular room does not mean that you can not move it around. This might mean taking the armchair that is in your living room and placing it in your bedroom for a reading area, or taking a small dining room table and transforming it into a writing desk or library table.
- Room Transformations
Every home has that room or rooms that end up gathering dust with storage items and other junk. Repurpose those rooms. For example, adding some rubber padding and some cushy pillows to create a yoga room or any other type of room that a buyer will see as valuable.
- Home Lighting
Great lighting can improve the look of your home. Many homeowners do not having adequate lighting. For each 50 square feet, have at least 100 watts of light and distribute the lighting with ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading), and accent (table and wall).
Check back with the blog for part 2 and help your home staging out among the rest!
Source: Home & Garden Television
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