Middleton WI Home Staging - Remove Those Rose Colored Glasses

Home Stager with Creative Edge Home Staging

     It’s easy for home sellers to be unable to see the impact that their home decorating style may have on potential buyers. Home sellers often are wearing  rose colored glasses when they assume home buyers will fall in love with their decorating style.  And absent a home staging consultation, many home sellers do not even recognize their personal fingerprint throughout a home. 


Such was the story with a Middleton WI (the good neighbor city) home that had an unsuccessful Spring selling season and now opted for an home staging consultation.  At my initial home staging consultations I often show pictures of the rooms of my home as I recognized many some home sellers feel as if their home decorating style is on trial.  I personally love bold colored walls and I have objects that reflect my personal decorating style as this is how I need to live in my space.  But as I explain during my consultations, "this home stager is not currently selling her home."  When selling your home it’s all about presenting how the general public can live in the space; not how you live in the space.


Home Staging Before

While this particular home seller’s chose to accentuate the dusty rose tweed in the sofa and loveseat, I chose to work with the other furniture’s other colors.  To appeal to more buyers, it was necessary to move away from the dusty rose color that dominated the room. 


Madison WI Home Staging afters

And while the sellers chose to pass on the recommendation to paint the walls, infusing color and warmth into the room was pulled from the artwork, window treatments and accessories that were rented from my home staging inventory.  A large mirror was recovered from the attic and given a new home.  Finally, furniture was repositioned to allow the buyers to focus on the fireplace upon entry into the home.  Placement of twigs was included to draw the eye upward in emphasizing the open floor plan.

Home Staging After

By initiating a home staging consultation, home sellers are taking the pro-active steps in understanding how to properly present their home to sell. Once the seller’s rose colored glasses came off and the rose valances came down this living room became more marketable to a broader pool of Middleton WI home buyers simply by home stagingRosse Colored glasses


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Comments (6)

Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Now, if we could only get them to make a phone call to get the consultation-I am trying to stay positive because all that we say is true! Nice room transformations.

Aug 19, 2011 03:06 PM
Carol Gifford
Creative Edge Home Staging - Madison, WI
Madison and Dane Cty. WI

Joanna:  Yes, you would think are phone would be ringing off the hook.  I'm trying to stay positive as well; I have to believe that a constant message will eventually net results.  Thanks for commenting.

Aug 20, 2011 12:57 AM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Carol--What a huge difference removing those dated valances made.  It's too bad they didn't follow your recommendation to paint that room.  I marvel at how reluctant sellers are to paint, yet it is probably one of the least costly investments for the greatest return. 

Aug 20, 2011 02:40 AM
Carol Gifford
Creative Edge Home Staging - Madison, WI
Madison and Dane Cty. WI

Hi Janet:  Funny you should mention the painting as I received an e-mail from the sellers and they are considering the painting.  In trying to save on time before their scheduled house they were really reluctant to undertake painting.  Who knows, this may be a future post if they follow-through on painting.  I try to emphasize the need to do everything inclusively when staging so that the pictures on the MLS reflect a totally finished product.  

Aug 20, 2011 06:47 AM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

The fireplace looks so much better, Carol!  Updated and smart.

Aug 22, 2011 02:27 AM
Carol Gifford
Creative Edge Home Staging - Madison, WI
Madison and Dane Cty. WI

Thanks Julia, I was just happy to take down those pink valances.

Aug 22, 2011 03:08 PM