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November 15, 2015

10 Tips for Staging Your Home

10 tips for staging your home

When staging your home for sale there are several different ways to make the best impression on your visitors. With so much to concentrate on it can be hard to know where to start. With the following 10 tips however, you’ll find staging your home is far easier than you may think.

  1. People Make Judgements Before They Even Walk In

The first thing a visitor sees when they arrive at your home is not the warm interior or the neat living room, it’s the outside of the home itself. When staging your home you need to make a positive impression from the very start. So power wash the exterior, as well as the walkways, cut the grass, wash the front windows, replant the garden if needed, and paint any exterior trim or porch areas that may need touch up work.

  1. Be Welcoming

As guests walk up to your home you want them to feel welcome. So make sure there is a welcome mat out front. Also you may want to added potted plants if you have the room for them to increase the visual element.

  1. Clean Up

Messiness is one of the first issues you should tackle. Take out the trash, vacuum, wipe everything down, and simply organize the home in general. Disorganization and uncleanliness are two of the first things people notice when they walk in so they are to be avoided.

  1. Group and Theme Your Furniture

Furniture needs to be placed correctly to really get a guest’s attention. So when laying out a room think of its intended purpose and use. Furniture should be grouped accordingly to fit the room’s theme. Properly placed furniture draws a guest’s attention and a good room theme allows them to think of the possibilities.

  1. Cabinets and Colour

Bathrooms and kitchens can sell a home. However, old cabinets can run off buyers. When staging your home an affordable and easy way to spruce up the cabinets is a simple paint job. New color can refresh and modernize cabinets making the old new again.

  1. Making Use of Colour

Surveys by major paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams show that most buyers want more vibrancy and colors in their living space. Color is an easy thing to add without needing to repaint an entire room. Candles, pillows, and other bright accent pieces can liven up a room.

  1. Use Lamps

Lamps are an easy and affordable addition to any home. With staging they add light and style. The additional light of a lamp adds vibrancy and life to a room. Plus with the multitude of designs available you can add a classic art piece ranging from the extravagant to the ultra-modern.

  1. Don’t Forget the Dining Room

When decorating a home dining rooms are often overlooked. A bare table is uninviting and lonely. So be sure to add some style with a tablecloth and other accent pieces.

  1. Underfoot

Floors are every bit as important to a home’s style as the art on the walls. At the very least you’ll want wood floors polished and carpets steam cleaned. However, if the floors are looking worn out then a refinishing or carpet replacement may be in order.

  1. Leave the Closets Open

Believe it or not closet space has been a deciding factor in more than one home purchase. So when staging your home show off the closets. Leave them open and organized. With a closet you want to give an idea of its space so move out any clutter or stored materials to give the buyer a clear view.

Let Executive Furniture help you with staging your home. We have a wide selection of modern furniture for your dining and living room, hallways, and any accessories you need. Contact us today or send us an email at Transform your home and capture everyone’s attention.

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