There is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to staging your home; when looking to sell it. Do you remember how you felt when you first approach it yourself before purchasing it? How did you first react and feel? Asking yourself these questions will help you better remember what drew you to space and what could be improved after having lived in it. Because adequately staging your home for potential buyers can make a huge difference.
Especially when in the past year; 40% of real estate agents surveyed said that home staging had a positive effect on their clients and that 83% of buyers’ agents said that staging a home made it easier for the buyer to see themselves in the property.
To help inspire you, the expert interior designers at Décor Aid shared some smart home staging ideas that won’t take too much effort or cost a fortune.
People often overlook the fact that it only takes a few seconds to make a lasting impression; so when it comes to what they first see, it’s crucial to get the look and layout right.
Doorstep – Welcome potential buyers into your home by taking in what they’ll see first. Does your door need a fresh coat of paint or refinishing? What about a new welcome mat?
Entry Rug – Energize the area with a brightly patterned rug that lends it needed personality and color.
Mirror – Mirrors are one of the most affordable ways to make any area look brighter and feel more substantial. Plus, they’re also great when there isn’t a window nearby.
Console table – Every room needs a place to store necessities at hand reach; console table or shelf in an entryway is a must to keep the area tidy.
Catchall trays – Perfect for storing your keys, wallet, and mail-in style; nothing beats a hand catchall tray for the little things in life.
Lighting – Stepping into a dark home will inspire no one; so make sure your entryway is as well lit as possible.
Bathrooms are another area – that is crucial in getting right as its an area that potential homeowners will scrutinize.
Display your towels – Pull out your best towels for a quick bathroom refresh.
Bring in plants – They’ll work to purify the air while lending the space needed color and texture.
Elevate Toiletries – If you’ve got a slew of beautifully designed cosmetics and toiletries, use them to your advantage to create a stylish display.
People often tend to have too many clothes, and their wardrobes are sloppily filled to the brim. Instead, you should keep what you need and looks best for now, and store everything else out of sight.
Use clothing to decorate- Space hangers out evenly and sort clothing by color to keep the look easy on the eye.
Create a lived-in feel- The key is not to mimic a retail outlet because the look will feel cold and uninspiring. So be sure that your closet looks authentic and that you aren’t hiding anything.
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These are stylistically the most critical areas to get right. Make sure traffic flow remains uninterrupted and do place furnishings away from the walls; to make the rooms look as large as possible.
Consider an accent wall – Though a fresh coat of paint can do wonders when it comes to transforming any space, an accent wall is easy enough to create on your own, and it will create an impactful focal point while adding needed depth to the area.
Bring in mirrors – Again, mirrors are great for upping the glamour factor of a home, and they’re inexpensive and easy to source.
Edit displays and collectibles – Curate your collections, so they’re easy on the eye and do opt for a minimal, pared-back feel.
Hang window treatments higher – By doing so, you’ll also make your ceilings look higher than they are, and your home will look more luxurious.
Go from dark to light – Darker furnishings are a bit moody, so add some cheer with more colorful pillows, throws, and decorative accents that won’t break the bank.
Above all, think about how you’d feel walking into your home. How desirable does it feel, could you see yourself living in it happily? And never forget about the details – they can make all the difference.