Some Staging Secrets (using angles)

Home Stager with Staged To Sell

 I recently staged a home on 3134 SE MORRISON ST Portland, OR 97214. The home had been cleaned and decluttered. The look was comfy, and functional - if you were living there, but it wasn't set up for being sold.

There were some basic errors being made. You can see how the flat screen was competing with the fireplace over what the focal point of the room was, and the placement of the furniture wasn't directing attention to the living rooms' highlights.

I used the rug to create a visual path for the potential buyer, a diagonal line that draws their gaze back to the fireplace. The furniture creates a frame around this focal point as well. I also worked to showcase the bright and airy feel of the room by drawing attention to the multiple windows. 

I'll post some more pics from this staging next week, can't wait to share this wonderful home with you guys : )



Comments (4)

Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

HI Michelle - Great work! It makes such a difference to draw attention to one focal point - and to let all that gorgeous light in! I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Jun 26, 2011 11:17 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Michelle and I use angles with photography and I see it works with decorating also!

VB ;o)

Jun 27, 2011 01:45 AM
Connie King
Sevierville, TN

Love your choices of furniture and accessories.   The rug looks very rich.

Jul 01, 2011 02:47 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Love your work. I probably would have put the television in front of the fireplace in my own home. Of course, first I would have to buy a home with a fireplace and then buy a flat-screen television that big. Oh the things we have to do in life. JJJJ

Jul 15, 2011 09:31 AM