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So many of us have cluttered bookshelves. When it comes time to sell your home this problem must be addressed. Below you'll find a terrific, no cost solution from fellow home stager Julia Vigneron Mahe.
I'm sure you've seen bookcases beautifully merchandised with art, accessories and books - books that were placed on the shelves backwards! Various shelter magazines and home stores have used this clever device to show off the display techniques and/or the furnishings. The styling visually removes the titles, as well as potentially clashing binding colors, leaving the simple neutral beige of the color of the pages.
Lovely to look at, but impossible to live with in real life! How would I know which book is my favorite Dickens novel?
However, this technique can be very useful for Home Staging. When your home is on the market, you want the focus on its features (such as built-in bookcases), not your possessions (such as self-help books). This display technique can help sell your house, and remove distractions.
Before: The valuable custom built-in bookshelves in this Master Bedroom were cluttered and poorly organized.
After: Nestings Home Staging had the seller pack up most of the books. We then removed some shelves to display some art, and stacked the remaining books and reversed them to lend a calming air to the Master Bedroom. Additional accessories and boxes were added.
The built-ins now look rich, more important, and valuable. This is how to sell a house!
Julia Vigneron Maher, Nestings Home Staging & Model Home Design: Award-Winning Staging for Model, Vacant and Occupied Homes in Fairfield County, CT (including Fairfield, Southport, Westport, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Stratford, Easton, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich) and Connecticut.
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