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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