From our experience, home outdoors is mostly overlooked. But we have to realize that this area adds “visual” square footage in a buyer’s mind. As a matter of fact, according to the National Association of Realtor’s profile of Home Staging report three years ago, 63% of home buyers rated staging outdoor spaces as “important or very important”.
So here are some tips on how to convert your outdoors into an appealing, relaxing space for yourself and your buyers.
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Any home stager will tell you many times that you will have to declutter your house for it to be staged properly. Based from our home staging and home redesign experience, these 3 locations that we will mention are the worst clutter traps that we see on most homes that we have staged. And today, we will also provide some tips on how to declutter these 3 locations.
We usually put a lot of our extra stuff the we use daily on our closets. But a cluttered closet can give a bad impression on a buyer. Not it makes your home less spacious but it also gives an impression of an unorganized home. Remember that buyers will open your closet doors to see how much space it has for them to keep their stuff.
To declutter your closet, pack away seasonal clothing and organize hanged items by size or color. And remove things on the closet floor. This is especially important for master bedrooms. Also inspect your pantry as well, wiping down your shelves, have the labels straightened and remove anything that aren’t used.
- Tabletops and counters
This area needs to be decluttered but it does not mean that you need to remove everything on it. Just make sure that you keep your décor strategic and minimal.
To declutter this area, store all kitchen appliances under the cabinets. Dish soap and sponges should go in a plastic bin under the sink. All items of personal hygiene and appliance should be removed from bathroom counters.
- You may add a simple potted plant and some books to a nightstand.
- You may put a bowl of lemons in the kitchen counter. Click here to get more kitchen staging tips.
- You may put a dish of pretty soaps near the bath sink. Click here to get more bathroom staging tips.
This can be tricky because it gives buyers the impression of lack of space if this area is overflowing or tightly stacked.
To declutter and give a bit of aesthetic look, pack up most of your books, leaving some stacked vertically and some horizontally with space between groupings. Placing some ornaments should be okay but make sure not to overdo it.
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Preparing your house for sale can be a daunting task. You may need to inspect every corner of it if you want it to be sold as fast as possible. Putting your property in the market carelessly might result low price offers from buyers, worse is it might not be sold at all.
You can start preparing your home for the market by fixing these 4 items that we are about to tell you. It will not only make your house look well maintained to buyers, but it might also boost the value of your property.
1. Update or replace electrical items
Since when have you replaced your electrical panels and circuits? If it’s a long time, then consider replacing them with the updated ones. Modern electrical materials will not only make your house look updated; it will also make your house safer. Call an electrician to replace your old electrical panels with safety switches and newer electrical materials. You may also want to check your wiring for any issues to prevent unwanted accidents from it.
2. Minor interior and exterior updates
Remodeling a house for sale doesn’t sound good specially nowadays. And besides, it is a waste of investment. But doing a minor facelift on the indoor and outdoor parts of your house can increase your property’s appeal to buyers.
If the paint is five to seven years old or it is already showing signs of chipping off and faded caused by the sun, then it is best for it to be painted again. You can start checking the walls, ceilings, trims, and doors if it needs to be painted again.
- Minor fixes
Replacing a broken tile, updating old outlet face plates or faucets, tightening a loose handrail and updating other hardware are easy minor fixes that you can do by yourself. This will make your home look fresh as before and with minimal cost.
We have mentioned a few times on some of our blogs that light can make a room larger. And home buyers do love space. With that in mind, take time to analyze your current space and see if there are ways to improve the lighting. Try to update your outdated light fixtures. This will give a modern look and feel on your house. This in turn can lead to a quicker sale. But nothing beats the natural light, so let the sunlight enter every room in your house as much as possible.
- Roofs and outdoors
Buyers are reluctant to buy a property if they must replace the roof. It may be costly, but this will open plenty of potential buyers who are willing to buy your house and reduces the chance of your original price to lessen. Check your sidewalk for cracks then patch it up. Also, give your fence a makeover by painting or fixing them.
3. Improvements in the kitchen
Studies show that the kitchen area is the 3rd area of your house that buyers are looking forward to. With that in mind, take the time to check these areas within your kitchen and make the necessary fixes.
- Kitchen appliances
The stove, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher need to be in good working condition. If appliances are outdated and consider replacing them.
- Kitchen cabinets
Buyers usually open the kitchen cabinets to see how much storage they can have. Check if the doors and drawers can open and close smoothly. Tighten the hinges if the are loose, unclog or replace drawer tracks if they are rusted or stuck. Update or replace broken handles or knobs. If the paint on them has chipped or peeled off, then paint them again. And change the hardware with the new ones to give them an updated look.
- Sinks and faucets
These should not leak or clog. Make sure any overflow drains functions properly and the hot and cold faucets should function as marked.
4. Flooring fixes
Floorings also need attention when it comes to prepping your house on the market. It should look presentable and in good condition. You can start by replacing cracked or chipped floor tiles, refinish scratched or dented hardwood, replacing damaged carpets and steam clean your carpets (specially if you have pets).
Buyers will never buy a house that is not well maintained. For your home to be sold fast, make sure that you get the must fixes in your house be done before putting your house on the market.
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Staging a home requires a lot of preparation and hard work. A home that is on the market will need all the help it can get to be sold as soon as possible. And today, we will be giving you the 10 things that you must clean that can help your home to be sold fast.
First, we’ll need to have the basic cleaning supplies that we can use for this task. These are:
- Baking soda
- All-purpose cleaner
- A sort of “scraper” that you can use to clean tight places and corners (like Scrigit scraper)
- Window cleaner
- Dusting wand
- A lot of rags
Now let’s start cleaning your house.
1. Clean your appliances
You can clean you microwave by first boiling some hot water to loosen those stains then use the all-purpose cleaner to wipe it clean. Your dishwasher can be cleaned by using vinegar and baking soda with toothbrush to get in all the cracks. You will also need to clean your refrigerator with the use of the all-purpose cleaner. And you can use baking soda, vinegar and a toothbrush to clean your oven glass and glass stove cook top.
2. Clean your cupboards, cabinets and drawers
Cleaning these items would make a potential buyer see your home as clean and well maintained. First, organize your cupboards and cabinets then wipe them off with an all-purpose cleaner and some rags.
3. Thorough cleaning of your windows, inside and out
Cleaning the flat surfaces of your windows will not be enough. Make sure you pay attention to the window sills and window tracks too. You can use vinegar and baking soda for this one. Then you can use the scraper to clean the window sills and tracks.
4. Clean the grout
A dirty grout is a very bad statement to have in your house. Check all the grouts in your house if there’s any stains or molds in it. Then clean them with the combination of baking soda, vinegar and your scraper.
5. Clean your carpets
This is one of the things that is present on almost every place within your house, hence carpets and rags needs to be cleaned and well maintained. You can do this by yourself or by hiring a professional carpet cleaner.
6. Clean your shower head
Shower heads can be dirty with mineral build up. This can be done by filling a freezer bag with a little vinegar and attaching it right to the shower head with a tie that you can use (like a hair tie or rubber band). Also giving your entire bathroom is essential too.
7. Cleaning your blinds and window treatments
These things are dirt magnets. They can easily get dirt and dust within days after cleaning. So, use your dusting wand to remove the dirt and dust from these things and make sure that they are clean before a potential buyer comes in to check your house.
8. Cleaning the areas on where handprints can be found
We are talking about hand rails, doors light switches and walls where hands tend to go. Clean these things with a cleaner and a rag.
9. Clean the ceiling line
This is the place on where the walls and the ceiling meet. This is also the same place on where cobwebs and dust bunnies can be found too. Use your dusting wand to clean this area.
10. Cleaning your tables and chairs
Imagine your potential buyer trying to write an offer. Then the buyer will try to sit down then suddenly founds out that your chair and tables are grimy. That experience should not happen to anyone. Cleaning your tables and chairs and making sure that these are grime free should be done by using a rag, a cleaner and your scraper (for those tight places and corners).
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“You have to make sure that your house is clean once it is open for showings”. This is what every realtor and home stager would say to every homeowner that have their house on the market. Because sometimes (to most of the time), you’ll get notification from home buyers that they will be visiting your house on the last minute. Now, this does not mean that maintaining the cleanliness of your house will be a gargantuan task. By doing the simple tips that we will be providing, you should be able to maintain the cleanliness of your home easier.
Tip#1: Remove unwanted items
Yep, we are talking about the unneeded “clutter” in your house. Unneeded clutter is one of the turn-offs from home buyers. Either you put them away or sell them.
Tip#2: Rent a storage unit
This is where you can put large items that are still considered as unneeded clutter like large furniture or holiday decorations. Getting rid of large items like these not only makes your home a bit cleaner, but it also creates spaces that can make your home look bigger. And home buyers do like spacious homes 😊
Tip#3: Tidying up everyday
Make this as a day to day habit not only for you but for everybody as well. Ask everybody to pick up their belongings and putting them away. This may seem a tiny task to ask but it does help to lessen the efforts needed to maintain the cleanliness of your home.
Tip#4: Clean a little each day
It does sound a lot of work eh, but just think how much LESS time you’ll need to spend doing it on a weekend if you are doing these small cleaning tasks each day. Small tasks like washing dishes and sweeping the kitchen floor can be done daily. And other tasks like dusting and mopping can be done every few days.
Tip#5: Stay on top of laundry
We do understand that laundry is one of the household tasks that takes a lot of time for it to be fully finished. Most of the time, laundry can be found all over the house. Dirty laundry can be seen in rooms and floors while the clean ones can be found in a corner waiting to be folded. It is unattractive for buyers to see laundry in a house. And doing this task moments before the home buyers comes in will not be enough.
The best way to prevent these is to stay on top of laundry. Once laundry is clean, fold or hang it right away. If you have a large family, doing a load each day would help. Doing laundry and seeing it all the way through puts your laundry in order.
Tip#6: Hire a professional cleaner
Professional cleaners do make wonders on your house by rejuvenating the areas that seems to be hopeless and beyond cleaning. Letting professional cleaners clean the house first and for you to maintain its level of cleanliness will help a lot to improving the look and feel of your house. This makes a wise investment for sellers and can also improve the value of your home.
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Putting your home on the market requires a lot of work, specially if your want your home to be sold as soon as possible. You will need to think of a lot of factors like the competition (we mean that there are a lot of homeowners who wants to sell their house within your location too), your location and your price among others. So, let’s say you did get your home staged plus you got some tips from other sources on how to properly stage your home. But be aware that not all home staging techniques and ideas are applicable. Because not all homes are the same. Who knows, maybe the tips or ideas that you got are old and outdated. Remember, the ultimate goal of home staging is to make your home attractive and appealing to all kinds of home buyers and for them to make an offer as fast as possible. By avoiding these 9 things while you stage your home, you are making your home more neutral to every home buyer available. And in return, this makes your home a step closer from being sold.
1. Over dressing your windows
While it is still nice to beautify your window (as we have mentioned in our previous blog), you should be able to determine if you are over doing it or not. Decorating your windows excessively might turn off a potential buyer because the way you decorated it might not be within their taste. Also do note that windows do play an important role on every room that is staged because this is where natural light comes from. And light should always be in your favor when staging a home. Click here if you need some tips on how to stage your window properly.
2. Bake some treats
This seems to came from real estate agents… from long ago. So, this means that this idea is already outdated. As per them, it makes a home feel cozy and welcoming. And as time goes by, home buyers are slowly getting aware that this practice is a sales ploy. So, skip this idea.
3. Making your home smelling crisp and clean
We’re not saying that you need to get your home to be stinky instead. What we mean is that your home should also smell neutral in buyer’s noses. Not every one is a fan of scented, aromatherapy candles or any artificial perfumes and scents for home. Who knows, maybe your potential buyer is allergic to those. But a good old-fashioned fresh air should always be okay.
4. Playing music
You may say that a room-inspired tunes should be okay because it is neutral. But every person has its own music taste. Once again, our goal is to make your home appealing to all kinds of home buyers. And the chances of your buyer getting annoyed instead of pleased is likely because the unpleasant melody that did came from your house could probably be stuck in their head.
5. Accessories on your house
We usually accessorize our own house to our preference to make our home more personal or if we are expecting visitors coming in. But in this case, it’s different because we are selling a house. Once again, our goal is to make a home neutral looking to buyers. It’s difficult for home buyers to imagine themselves inside your house if you still have your photographs or souvenirs hanging around. If you do have accessories, specially the personal ones, it would be best to keep it while you are staging your home.
6. Having a lot of matched sets
Matched sets are good to have because they give the sense of uniformity. But having too much of it makes a home feel dated. Home buyers of today are looking for places with character and charm. With that in mind, doing a little mix up by pulling in furniture that differs slightly in color or style but still looks like it belongs in your space should be okay.
7. Holiday decorations on your home
Every potential buyer has their own tastes and preferences and they will always try to apply that in every home that they try to check out. It does makes sense to have an Easter bunny or Easter eggs hanging around your house if your house is on the market at Easter time. But not all potential home buyer is a fan of Easter. So, resist the urge on putting holiday decors on your home and let it sell by itself.
8. Using dark colors
Deep, dark colored rooms became a popular design trend because they can be lush, elegant and dramatic with the right selection of furnishings. But then again, that was few years ago. Dark colored themes in a house makes it uninviting. And it is also notoriously hard to sell.
9. High artworks
This can easily be sorted out by making sure that the wall art is centered at eye level (or about five to five and a half feet above the floor). In our opinion, this height seems to be a common point for any person that might be short or tall. Hanging your artwork at the sixth- or seventh-foot mark gives an impression of awkwardness and unwelcoming in a room. And also take note that not all potential home buyers are tall 😊.
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.On every home, the very first thing that every person will be looking is its curb. When it comes to home staging, this part of the home is one of the important places on where we put focus on because this very place itself is one of the deciding factors if a potential buyer will proceed on looking into the house itself or will turn around. In other words, home curb is where home stagers initially make their first impression to potential buyers.
Below are some tips to make your curb appealing to incoming potential buyers that will visit your house
1. Decorate your front entrance to make it more inviting.
When a potential buyer is already at your doorstep and is about to ring your doorbell or knock to your door, this give them enough time to quickly evaluate your front entry and to check how clean and welcoming it is.
Placing some plants, flowers or decorations and having a nice mat at the door can make a difference on your front entry.
2. Rejuvenating your front door by cleaning or painting.
While the potential buyer is still at your doorstep, they will also have enough time to assess your front door. Some buyers do make quick judgement by simply looking at the front door itself. Cleaning your front door can improve its appeal and helps make your home more welcoming. You may repaint your front door if needed.
3. Upgrade your porch and garage lights.
Having bright and shiny new lights on your exterior gives your home a striking impression. Just look for fairly inexpensive ones. Or at least clean and brighten. If it’s glass lights, wash them so that they can sparkle.
4. Clean or buy a new mailbox.
For some, it’s just a home front accessory. But for others, it’s an icon of a modern home. A sharp and enticing mailbox upon approaching a home makes a beautiful impression. You may clean, paint or just get a new one.
5. Make sure that your house numbers are clear, crisp and easy to read.
You do not want your buyers to be lost within your area or missed your home just because they cannot see your house number. Making sure that your address is clear, easy to find and your house number to look sharp and crisp give buyers the impression that you are keen on keeping the details on which do impress buyers. They are cheap if yours need an update or just worn out.
6. Make sure your deck is clean and do look fresh.
There are a lot of ways to do this. Besides cleaning, you may try to rearrange your furniture or update any fixtures. Try to research online to find more ideas.
7. Take care of your “green” lawn.
A beautiful lawn makes a striking impression to home buyers and as you can see, front lawns are used in some media advertisements relating to home. It’s an icon that gives an impression that you do have a good and beautiful home. Make sure that your lawn is trimmed and always green. If your lawn is bare and needs treatment then hire a lawn care professional to revitalize your lawn. As an alternative, you can use lawn paint. This new trend is environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
8. Make your landscape look beautiful and inviting by trimming hedges.
Keep your hedges trimmed and your landscape clear of unneeded dirt and overgrowth. A bit of landscaping does make wonders when beautifying your landscape.
9. Add some brick and/or stone work to your home.
If there are some parts of your home exterior that seems to be pale or plain then you may upgrade its look by adding some brick or stone work on it. Using faux stone panels should do the trick and it doesn’t need to be expensive.
10. Light up your curb and pathway.
If your pathway is long then having lights on it will really help not only to buyers but to yourself specially at night time. Some home buyers do pass buy to a home that they have seen online at evening after their work. Putting up lights will set an inviting tone and gives it a “WOW” factor. You may use solar lights. They are inexpensive.
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The kitchen is one of the important places within a home. This is where every family member meets in harmony, where you usually start a certain celebration like birthdays and thanksgiving and also the place on where good food comes from… among others.
A warm and welcoming kitchen is one of the pillars of a happy home. That’s why it is essential to make a good impression in this area when you are showing your home to potential buyers. Viewers want to see a kitchen that is ready to use, without thinking that it might need a few improvements that will cost them.
But this does not mean you will need to remodel your kitchen for it be staged properly. Here at Home Staging Pueblo Colorado, we can provide you some tips on how to stage a home. And in this topic, we will provide some tips on how to stage your kitchen.
1. Be excessive and gleaming clean.
It is a must that the whole house that needs to be staged needs to be clean. But you’ll have to put more effort when it comes to the kitchen area. Any persisting odor or patches of dirt will be a huge turn off for potential buyers. So, clean every surface with a disinfectant that has a perfumed scent to leave it spotless and smelling fresh. And don’t forget to clean inside cupboards and drawers too even though you feel that they won’t be inspected by the potential buyers. It is also preferred to hire a professional cleaning company to do a first deep clean that will act as a first layer of cleanliness to build on over the next few weeks or months of viewings to come.
2. Doing paintwork.
For areas that are looks past its prime and still grimy after a thorough cleaning was done, consider giving them a fresh coat of paint or varnish to give them a fresh look. It won’t be an issue for furniture or woodwork to be old, as long as it has the vintage and well-loved look rather than worn or neglected.
3. Storage needs to be organized.
Remember that storage and space are huge factors when staging any part of a home. For kitchens, you need to make sure that you remove non-essential items from cupboards, drawers and other storages. Reduce the content from those areas as far as you can and organize the remaining parts, making sure that they consume as little space as possible. In return, this makes your storage look bigger plus giving the impression to the potential buyers that you kept your home in good condition by giving attention to detail.
4. Perform rigorous decluttering.
You’ll hear the word “declutter” in almost ever home stager. But in this case, it is really important for us to perform decluttering in the kitchen because this is one of the areas that can make or break a sale. What decluttering does in a room is that it boosts the feeling of spaciousness and also provides a more neutral look, making the potential buyers imagine themselves inside your home freely with their belongings thus making your home viewing to them more personalized.
In the kitchen, decluttering means removing as many gadgets and appliances as you can from the countertops, removing unnecessary items from shelves and making sure that your cleaning materials are out of site.
5. Accessorize with sympathy
In line with what we mentioned in item number 4, it does not mean that we need to leave your kitchen looking bare and lifeless. A few well-placed and well-coordinated accessories can provide a bit of style without making your kitchen look cramped and busy. Adding clear glass jars of dried goods or few colorful cookbooks on the shelves and some decorative pots of growing herbs on the windowsill can give a fresh look in your kitchen.
6. Windows and sunlight.
Nothing beats natural light when it comes to impressing buyers. Not all kitchens have huge windows to let sunlight in that can provide a great view. But you can make the most out of what you have by removing bulky items from your windowsills, replacing heavy drapes with lighter ones and doing a deep clean on your windows inside and out. And if your kitchen happens to receive more sunlight for certain parts of the day, make sure you have the appropriate blinds installed to cut down the excessive sunlight without dimming the room too much.
7. Consider artificial lighting.
Even if your kitchens have ample natural light or not, you will still need artificial light at the end of daytime. Hence, their importance should not be taken for granted. Make sure that your overhead lights are powerful enough for full illumination when needed, but you should also have the ability to dimmer the lights or have a secondary light option for a softer and comfortable atmosphere. Don’t worry doing costly electrical rewiring for installing artificial lights. Modern LED lights can install into place by using adhesives and some of them can even run on battery.
8. Decorating the dining table or mini bar.
Try laying out minimal and stylish place settings for each seat on the dining table, mini bar or island. Use your best dining wares and try to invest on attractive mats and napkins. A kitchen that looks to be prepared for a meal to be served give extremely positive signals to potential home buyers.
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Window treatments are often taken for granted when staging a home. But their purpose in home staging is huge because they play a large role on how a room will look and feel. Window treatments will give the feeling of being outdated, awkward and unappealing if they are not included in the home staging process.
So, to give your home its best look ever thus making an impression to home buyers, always include the window treatments on your home staging process. Now, here are the tips to properly stage your window treatments.
When to use or not to use curtains
Neutral curtains can make a window without a frame look more elegant and finished. While windows with beautiful, upscale trim are preferred not to have a curtain as long as there are no privacy issues that need to be concerned and the view outside the window is appealing.
Curtains enhances the look of a window, but do not forget that its main purpose is to block or obscure light. Always keep that in mind.
Letting the light get in
Remember that light is one of the vital ingredients in staging a home. Rooms with natural light are more appealing to buyers because it gives the welcoming feeling, warmth, happiness and makes a room look larger. While dark rooms feel less inviting and a lot smaller. If this is the case then we need to make sure that window treatments are allowing as much light to go inside the room as much as possible. As a tip, refrain from using heavy curtains because it drags down the space of a room.
Remove outdated treatments
Regardless if it has a sentimental value or for whatever reason, outdated or personalized should be removed to give a neutral look not only from your window but for the whole house itself. Outdated window treatments create a distraction from the whole staged home plus it makes hard for buyers to imagine themselves putting their own décor in its place. Outdated window treatments are a big drawback. They affect the entire look of the space.
It could help if you put new window treatments that are streamlined and current. It will give an updated look in an instant plus it will give a refreshing look to buyers.
Nothing beats good cleaning
It is a known fact that dust comes from windows. And in turn, this makes your window treatments the dust collector themselves. They get dirty and dusty overtime and let’s be honest, we do take them for granted when it comes to cleaning. Since that we are staging a home, its best to clean the whole house, and that includes your window treatments (curtains, blinds and shutters). Vacuum and wash them so that they can have the brand-new look. This will create a good impression to buyers.
Keep it neutral
This is one of the pillars of home staging, to make your home as neutral as possible. Keep the personalized look of your window treatments to yourself because a staged home needs to be appealing to the widest range of home buyers as much as possible. A home buyer should be imagining already on how they can put their décor of taste instead of thinking on how will it cost them to remove the existing window treatment once they move in.
Use them to enhance the look of the room
As we have mentioned, using heavy curtains can drag the space of a room. This means that window treatments can affect the perception of space in a room. If that is the case then it would be best to take time to consider the window treatment needed that would be most appealing in the space. For example, if the room has low ceiling then it’s preferred to hang the curtain rods higher than the window to give an impression that the ceiling is higher. Also, to complement a window that has unusual size or shape, it would be better if you can put a custom treatment for them to avoid an awkward look.
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Home stagers usually remove a number of items on your home like personal photos, clutter and large furniture. But there are some things that home stagers consider that can help beautify a home. These things can enhance the appearance of your home regardless of age or style.
Below are the 6 props that home stagers commonly use that can add memorable details and provides a welcoming feeling to home buyers. They also help to set the scene that will make your home stand out against other homes that are also on the market.
Most of the time, this is considered as junk. But this can be a tool to effectively accessorize a staged home. Hardcover books with good spine conditions and doesn’t smell musty should be used. Also do not use books with controversial titles or topics.
Once you have these books, put them on the shelves, book cases or you can even stack them on the coffee table. Books that has colorful spines can even make those book cases or coffee tables alive with their splash of color.
Book cases should not be full because they bring the feel of heaviness in a room. So do a pre-pack of your books and leave the nicest ones on display. Creatively stack the books, try to add some colors and add some simple accessories. That should do the trick.
Bowl of lemons
Use lemons to add color into the house. Their bright colors bring freshness to a space like kitchen or dining centerpiece. To prolong its usefulness, use decorative lemons. Put them on a bowl that works with your décor style. Long, lean glass bowl works well for contemporary spaces. While putting them on pottery or wood compliments a rustic or country home.
Use a low-profile bowl to place your lemons. This allows home buyers to see that splash of color. This will make your kitchen, kitchen island, dining table or coffee table look great.
As you can see in boutiques and hotels, they are a common sight. Because they bring the sense of softness, specially in bathrooms. Using old towels on your staged home will make it look tired and stale. So, we recommend using new towels.
As we have mentioned, towels bring softness in a room. Since that bathroom’s surfaces are mostly hard, towels complement the feeling of hardness that a bathroom give thus providing a room a sense of balance. It would be better to choose a towel color that can give a contrasting color to the bathroom, but make sure to keep whole color scheme neutral. For example, if the color of the bathroom is white, you’ll have to choose a grey or brown tone colored towel.
Home stagers use this to complement large walls. Looking for a proper painting could be challenging but it can provide incredible results.
Large painting with soft tones is the ones to look for (colour is fine but aim for softer hues). We suggest paintings of simple landscapes or just abstract with soft and blended brush strokes. This gives a striking impression but it won’t be alarming.
Large landscape art pieces once present in a living room makes an impact but still provides a soothing and peaceful feel which can be a great character to have on a home. Large painting above a fireplace or in a dining room above a sideboard will also make those areas look great.
A pair of table lamps
You can see them on well designed placed like hotels and even on movies. So, they are considered one of home stager’s favorite props. A pair of matching table lamps will give you that designer look without spending too much.
Put them in a room where both of them can be seen. Flanking them on the sofa in the living room or in the bed are one of the easy ways to do that. This will make a good impression to home buyers. Plus, the light that it provides helps a room to look better when staged.
They bring extra dimension to décor and home staging. Look for pillows with some colour, texture and sometimes has print. Do not use stiff or flat pillows and do not exaggerate their use by putting too many pillows. Remember that pillows should enhance the look of the space. Décor pillows look great on sofas, accent chairs, beds and benches. While thick pillows on a bed gives a sense of luxury and comfort.
The 6 props mentioned above when placed properly on a home to be staged brings a refreshing feel on a home. Even though most of them are small, they can make a huge impact if utilized properly.
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