DIY staging can be a little intimidating. After all, it’s not something people have to do every day. But presenting your home in the best possible light can increase its desirability, helping it sell faster at a higher price.
The longer a home stays on the market, the more you may have to drop the price. So staging well pays off!
Staging isn’t just about looks, it’s about making design choices that will help your home sell. Remember that you aren’t decorating for yourself! You’re staging to highlight the best features of the house for potential buyers coming through the door.
Before you start to re-arrange any spaces, thoroughly clean and declutter your home. A clean home tells visitors that your property is in good condition and well-maintained.
Decluttering makes your rooms look larger! It also lets potential buyers explore closets and storage spaces without digging through your personal stuff.
Furniture Can Tell a Story
In the rooms of your house that are communal, decide where the focal point of a room is. Maybe it’s a window, dining table, or a piece of art. Then center large pieces of furniture around it, creating an intimate setting.
Not only will this give a great impression of your home, it will also make the space look larger and let people navigate the room smoothly.
For bedrooms, remove all furniture but the essentials (bed, desk, drawers, mirrors) and use calm, muted colors to leave a serene impression.
As people walk through your home, they’ll be thinking about how rooms and spaces can be used. Stoke their desire for your home by repurposing rooms to show how versatile your property is.
Transform an unused room into a home office using spare desks and cabinets. Convert a corner of a larger bedroom into a reading nook through the addition of a comfortable chair, focal lighting and a cozy blanket. Help people envision the possibilities!
Create Neutral Spaces
Make it as easy as possible for buyers to picture themselves in your home by clearing away personal affects like family photos or hobby items.
Replace them with more universal accents, such as flowers or pieces of art that fit the room. If you have the time, consider repainting some rooms in neutral colors to avoid stirring any biases that buyers may have.
Light Your Home From Ambiance
Lighting is another way to create a welcoming, polished impression of your home. Ensure that every room has 3 sources of light: ambient, focal, and accent.
Switch out your lightbulbs, installing ones that have the maximum wattage possible. Remove drapes and blinds from windows, allowing natural light to flood the room.
Voila! You’ll have a bright, warm atmosphere that will color just about everything people see as they tour your home.