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Neutral staging, Vero Beach Decorator, Vero Beach Florida

Home Stager with Bogna Interiors

                    Once in a while I am checking what our TV celebrity experts of staging have to say. I am not pleased to observe, (in very many cases!)  that they confirm our clients "motto" that designers follow their own idea without making effort of transforming features of existing decor and using them as inspiration of a upgraded look.

                    I will never agree with any staging expert , that intense color on walls is to personal and that walls have to be painted neutral. I strongly believe that color has immense influence on the psyche! I believe that red, strong blue, orange,yellow or green could be a SELLING FACTOR.It would definitely work for me.

                    Am  I alone??

Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Stronger bolder colors is not the norm for everyone.  With Staging we are creating a look that is open to the broadest amount of potential buyers.  You do not want to limit the interest in the property by any means.  Bolder colors are great for living...if you wish to use more color when you are Staging you can use it wiith pillows, artwork and accessories.  Thanks for asking the question!

Oct 31, 2009 05:31 PM
Wendy Carroll
Coeur d'Alene, ID

I have to agree with Linda.  My own home has bold colors, when I see bold colors in a home for sale, I personally, usually like them.  However, when homes are for sale colors should be those that appeal to the majority of buyers.

Nov 01, 2009 05:02 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

When selling, the best advice is to use color wisely, in the accessories, art work, etc. .... but not on the walls.  Please don't use white either -- much too stark and cold.  Warm neutrals in browns, greens, soft grays, etc are very effective when selling.

Nov 01, 2009 08:15 AM
Bogna, Vero Beach FL Vero Beach Decorator
Bogna Interiors - Vero Beach, FL

Wendy and Maureen,

I realy had in mind painting only accent wall in a room as a suggestion to a buyer .Thank you both for your opinion


Nov 01, 2009 09:30 AM
Bogna, Vero Beach FL Vero Beach Decorator
Bogna Interiors - Vero Beach, FL

Linda, I see I am outnumbered !!

Nov 01, 2009 10:09 AM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Most homes that have accent walls we advise to paint them a neutral color.  Personally I love my eggplant accent wall in the living rom and mango colored paint in the family room - but if I were selling they all would go!  Too often I see homes that are customized with a bold color that buyers don't like!  Better to go neutral and let buyers customize it according to their own taste.  I'm with the other stagers - I love my bold art and pillows - but leave the walls neutral.

Nov 01, 2009 12:55 PM
Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

When it comes to buyers, they want  MOVE IN READY.    If there is a navy wall, burgandy wall, green wall, or a red wall (and I have seen all of these colors)  then the buyer is thinking about how much work they would have to do to move in.   Those bold colors require primer and three coats to get coverage.   Not exactly what any one wants to do prior to moving in.   I know I know, on HGTV, they are always painting.  In the real world painting is work!

Nov 01, 2009 01:11 PM
Bogna, Vero Beach FL Vero Beach Decorator
Bogna Interiors - Vero Beach, FL

                         Margaret and Beverly,    

I made a mistake of discussing colors without providing photos. I know better! I must have a rebellious streak in me against RULES

To be exact: in one of TV programs I have seen the living area ( in a house for sale)very open, painted in soft white and only 2 small walls were painted,one in red ,other in orange. My impression was: how warm and inviting !Owners were visibly disapointed hearing, that LR was to be painted in sone unimaginative shade of CLAY. How exciting !

Enough of my bringing up staging subject.I admit again, that I have minimal experience in it.

Nov 02, 2009 07:24 AM
Laura Sampson
Happy Home Stager, LLC - Clermont, FL
Principal Stylist, CEP Trainer

Bogna,  Let's take another spin to this.

Color evokes emotion.  

Deep saturated tones don't photograph as well when photographed by non-professionals and without roper lighting.

Remember that most folks are "shopping & eliminating" homes off of the internet.


I happen to love color (my fav is Orange) but I am well aware that very few people feel the same way.


As Stagers, we want to photograph VERY well to increase interest and foot traffic to the house.


Keep in mind what the goal is and work backwards.  


Nov 05, 2009 10:40 PM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Bonga, I agree when you decorate to live but not when decorate to sell

Nov 09, 2009 05:48 AM
Bogna, Vero Beach FL Vero Beach Decorator
Bogna Interiors - Vero Beach, FL

Laura and Ann ,

Thank you for expressing your opinions

Nov 10, 2009 03:15 AM