Three Simple Staging Tips

By: Candace Moore, Junior Designer at Design2Sell

Staging is an important aspect in selling a house. It highlights a home’s strengths, downplays its weaknesses and presents a beautiful, aesthetic space to attract prospective buyers. While staging can sometimes be a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be. Here are three simple staging tips that can make a huge difference in any home selling process.

1. Color

When using a pop of color in a room, it’s always a good idea to coordinate the color in two other areas in the room. If you were to use a pop of color only once, it tends to feel random and get lost. For instance, if the room is pulling a lot of neutral tones, it would be fun to add a secondary color. Maybe add a blue pillow on the sofa, a piece of blue decor on the shelf and a piece of art on the wall that include blue hues. This adds some warmth to the room and allows you to easily accessorize with more color options. In the photo shown below, the designer added these interesting gold leather accent chairs in the master bedroom. They coordinated the artwork above the chairs with the same gold color and added a gold pillow on the bed. This color coordination makes the room flow nicely and adds an exciting element in the room.

2. Rugs

Know when to add a rug and when to leave it out. If your living room is directly next to your dining room, you could add a rug in your living area but refrain from adding a rug with the dining area. This simple approach will help to keep the space open and airy. A good example is shown below in the photo. This set up allows the living area to have texture and warmth, while also allowing the dining room to feel open and spacious.