3 of the Best Home Staging Tips for Sellers
Staging your home to sell doesn't have to be a daunting process. With these top three staging tips, you'll be doing what the pros do. It's all about highlighting and bringing attention to your home's strengths while downplaying its weaknesses, with the ultimate goal of garnering more potential buyers and their attention. So, what are the top three secrets to staging your home for selling success? We've got them right here.
1. Declutter the space.Too much stuff in your home is a major distraction from the best of what your home has to offer. Potential buyers should be able to immediately see the essential beauty of your home without having to filter out too many distractions. Decluttering your home and paring it down to what really showcases the space is what matters most. One of the major contributors to your home's clutter is having too much furniture. Remove or get rid of the pieces that are not adding to the look and feel of the space. You'd be surprised at how removing a few pieces of furniture opens up the space and make your rooms look much bigger. That's one of the key strategies that professional stagers use, so be sure you're minimizing your belongings and using what you have to your advantage—and your home's advantage.
2. Have great lighting.You want your home to look warm and inviting. Don't be afraid to increase the wattage the of your bulbs to a recommended 100 watts for every 50 square feet. Also be sure that you have varied sources of light that include ambient light which includes general and overhead lighting from fixtures, task lighting suited for a purpose and strategically placed, and accent lighting that is found on tables or on the walls. The mix of all three sources gives light and feel to each room and really shows off the best of what it has to offer. Dim, under-lit rooms happen to be the case more often than not in many homes and won't do anything for even the best staging.
3. Keep it neutral and appealing.You want to garner the interest of as many potential buyers as possible and so you have to target what is most appealing to the masses. Bold or eccentric colors and furnishings can work against you and lower your offers. Stick with neutral colors (and no it doesn't have to be off-white or eggshell) for the larger spaces in your home. With today's available color palettes, you can find perfectly pleasing neutrals that go beyond just beige. From warm honey tones to soft greens and blues, you'll find a wonderful selection of gentle, soft and appealing colors in more neutral tones. Explore your options and don't be afraid to put some fresh paint on the walls to really maximize and modernize your home's interior appeal.
These are three of the top ways to stage your home as the professionals would. Want more home staging ideas from the pros? Check out all 15 Home Staging Secrets from HGTV.com. You'll find these tips simple, doable and completely able to transform the space in your home to the best it can be. Try a few and let us know how they work for you and your home!
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