Home Staging Atlanta - Living Room Before and After Pictures

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Home Staging Atlanta Before and After Pictures of Living Rooms

The following living rooms all had several things in common:

  • All are vacant
  • They all lack visual appeal
  • They left buyers confused and concerned
What I've discovered as a home stager in Atlanta is that most homes will have some unique challenge making it even more difficult for the buyers to connect with the home. My job is not only add visual interest with my home staging services in Atlanta, but I'm also tasked to overcome these challenges by creating unique solutions for each. It's the portion of the job I love most.

Whether it's a home, a town home or a condo, our Atlanta Home Staging services has helped sellers sell more quickly and assisted buyers with getting that ever-so-important emotional connection to the home.

Here's a review of the challenges, by room, and the Home Staging Atlanta solutions we implemented.

The Challenge:  Long and narrow living room, when vacant, leaves the buyer wondering how to arrange their furniture.

Living room before being home staged

The Home Staging Solution: The room was divided into two parts with a sitting area at one end and the sofa and armoire at the other. The addition of furniture and accessories warms up the space and provides the prospective buyer with an instant solution with how to arrange their own furniture.


Living room after being professional home staged


The Challenge:  A small living room. In addition, this is the room the potential buyers enter when seeing the home for the first time. When vacant, there's no great first impression.

Atlanta Home Staging Before Picture Living room

The Home Staging Solution: Dressed to impress. The addition of art, rug, furniture, etc... created a first great impression and helped sell this home quickly.


Atlanta Home Staging After Picture Living Room


The Challenge: A very small living room. Seated just off the kitchen, buyers weren't able to visualize how this space could accommodate their furniture.

Living room before being professionally staged by home staging Atlanta


The Home Staging Solution:  With the addition of furniture and a layout that works well for this room, the room now appears visually larger.

Living room before being professionally home staged


The Challenge: Here we have an eat-in area and a living room combination. Buyers were struggling with how such little space could actually serve two purposes. Yes, that's me on the right side of the picture.

Living room before picture


The Home Staging Solution:  Buyers now see clearly how this room can function as both a living area and eat-in kitchen.

Living room after being professionally home staged


The Challenge: This contemporary loft with the cement flooring appears cold.

Home Staging Atlanta Before picture living room

The Home Staging Solution: In keeping with the style of the home, we added solutions that truly show-case the space.

Living room after being home staged

The Challenge: A beautiful home, yet the living area appears small.

Living room before being professionally home staged


The Home Staging Solution: By bringing in two chairs, sofa, end table, coffee table, we demonstrated to the buyers that the space could accommodate the "typical" amount of furniture the prospective buyer would be bringing into the home.

Home Staging Atlanta After Picture living room

This is the first post in our series of Home Staging Atlanta Solutions. 

At HomeStagingAtlanta.com we understand what it takes to help sell a home more quickly. Whether it's a house, a town home or a condo in Atlanta, our creative home staging solutions making selling the home less frustrating and easier.

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Georgia Interior Solutions (GIS), LLC is Atlanta Georgia's Premier Home Staging Provider.  Owner and Real Estate Staging Expert, Kathy Nielsen has appeared on the pages of Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Home Improvement; Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  You can also see one of her staged homes on HGTV's hit show Sleep On It.


With their extensive home staging portfolio, you'll quickly learn that they have the experience and knowledge on what it takes to make your home and/or listing appeal to the prospective buyers.  Contact them today for your free no-obligation appointment:  678 522 8392.



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This Atlanta home stager understands what it takes to separate your home or listing from the others on the market. Armed with a massive inventory, we can add the furniture and accessories befitting the style of the home as well as the demographics of the buyer. We also provide our after pictures at no additional charge. 


Atlanta Georgia Home Stager Kathy Nielsen


Our Atlanta home staging services have helped hundreds of sellers secure a contract quickly. Visit our website at http://atlantahomestaging.net to see first-hand the solutions for selling your home, listing or flipped property. Contact us today to schedule your appointment by emailing Kathy at Kathy@HomeStagingAtlanta.com or by calling 678 522 8392. We've got the furniture and accessories your home needs!



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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Each and every example is drop dead gorgeous Kathy.  I LOVE what you did to warm up that loft space and I want to do one...ha, no lofts here. 

Aug 16, 2009 03:06 AM #1
Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

You hit the nail on the head for every challenge, my dear.  Thx for sharing!

Aug 16, 2009 03:52 AM #2
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Kathy ~ Your photos and your staging are both amazing examples of why home staging works!  Looking forward to your next in the series ...

Aug 16, 2009 04:51 AM #3
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Wow, all the rooms make a huge impact visually and emotionally.  Great job Kathy.

Aug 16, 2009 06:32 AM #4
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Those are great examples of the difference a successful staging can make.  You hit a home run in each case.

Aug 16, 2009 11:00 AM #5
Laurie Calhoun
Gloria Home Staging, Inc. - Winter Springs, FL
Seminole County FL Home Stager

I enjoy the problem solving part of the job, too. It's another reason being a stager is so satisfying. Great job on these rooms. You laid buyer questions to rest, and with style!

Aug 16, 2009 02:33 PM #6
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

You certainly enhanced these spaces beautifully. Great work Kathy!

Aug 16, 2009 04:49 PM #7
Leanne Zumbrunnen
Showhomes of Kansas City - Lenexa, KS

As soon as I see your name, I know the staging will look amazing... contemporary yet cozy.  All are great examples of what a stager can do to an empty room!

Aug 16, 2009 04:53 PM #8
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Kathy you always do such a great job with your staging. It is easy to see why you are successful!

Aug 16, 2009 11:30 PM #9
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Beautiful homes with challenging rooms.  You certainly passed the challenges with flying colors.  Great examples of how a professional home stager can showcase vacant homes to their fullest potential.

Aug 16, 2009 11:46 PM #10
Shobha Vyavahare
stagewithme, Greenville, South Carolina - Greenville, SC

wow kathy what a impressive job, and the pictures are so clear.  Always a pleasure to see your work.


Aug 17, 2009 01:08 AM #11
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Ginger - Thank you!  This loft was so much fun to do. 

Hi, Karen. You know me well. I love sharing pictures of home staging (smile).

Thanks, Maureen. Transforming empty spaces into inviting homes is something I love doing.

Chrissie & Geri - Thanks!

Laurie - each one of these rooms has its' own unique set of challenges.  The staging really helped buyers to better envision the space.

Thanks, Cathy.

Leanne - thanks for such kind words!

Hi, Bill!  Thank you.

Michelle - They are beautiful homes! 

Shobha - I take tons of pictures to ensure I get them nice and clear.  Thank you!


Series 2 coming this afternoon.


Aug 17, 2009 01:59 AM #12
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Beautiful work Kathy.  I love how you make each room look bigger with furniture.  Love the furniture as well.  Thanks for sharing with us.

Aug 17, 2009 02:40 PM #13
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

These beautiful rooms all demonstrate the power of staging!  I love the color choices.  Great job.

Aug 17, 2009 11:13 PM #14
Juliet Johnson
Vizzitopia - St Johns, FL
Jacksonville Social Media Marketing

There's a lyricism to your work, Kathy.  Even when you have boxy, chunky chairs, there's still a wonderfully fluid sense to each room.  So impressed.  

Can't pick a favorite.  And why should I?  I'll have them all!!!!  Best,  J xx

Aug 22, 2009 01:46 PM #15
Mike Baltierra
20/20 Realty Inc. - Corona, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Corona CA

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Great before and after pics. What a difference staging makes.

May 13, 2014 11:38 PM #16
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

It looks so simple and effortless, yet, it takes a lot of skills and taste to decorate each room according to its scale and style of the house.

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing!

May 18, 2014 04:52 PM #17
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