5 Tips and Tricks on How to Choose Furniture When Staging a Home for Sale – A Toronto Home Staging Perspective

Home Stager with CM Staging Solutions Inc

When staging a home for sale, choice of furniture can play a critical role in determining aHome Staging Toronto Bedroom Picture After successful sale.  Admittedly, not everyone will have the budget to put all their furniture away in an effort to style and re-design their home and in many cases they may not need to. 


Here are few simple tips that can help get you well on your way to a successful sale.


1.       First things first, determine the style of your home.  Before you think about staging your home determine the style of your home. Is it traditional or contemporary, etc? There is a good chance you are not going to be re-designing the architecture before you list so it is important to be able to work with what you have and build from there.

2.       Once you have determined the style of your home, ensure the style of your furniture compliments the architecture of the space.  Rooms can appear Home Staging Lawrence Park Toronto Picture Afterdysfunctional when there are too many styles in one space and “eclectic” can easily appear more “hectic” than eclectic, which is not stylish.  If you are going to introduce a second design style, keep it to a minimum.

3.       Size and proportion should not be overlooked.  Furniture should not dominate a room and overwhelm a buyer and at the same time furniture should also not be so small and insignificant that people feel uncomfortable.  The idea of home staging is connect with a potential buyer.  Ensure the size of your furnishings proportionately fit the size of the room.

4.       Be sure to fill the room with a healthy balance of the right amount of furnishings.  Too many pieces of furniture will make the room appear cluttered and too little will leave a room feeling impersonal.  If you have too much furniture, relocate it or store it. If you have too few, try relocating pieces from another room or rent it.  Renting is a much more affordable option than buying, especially if you are moving and not sure what you plan to use in your new home.

5.       Ensure your furniture is in good condition.  Avoid showcasing a home with furnitureHome Staging Moore Park Toronto Picture After that is damaged, worn, or smells.  Remove it and replace it with something that not only compliments your space but is also in acceptable condition.  I guarantee you if your furniture is not in good condition your home will also appear it is not in good condition and it will be reflected in the offers you receive.


I hope you find these tips helpful when staging your home for sale, especially when home staging in Toronto.  If you are interested in learning more or would like to rent furniture click on the links and you will be directed to our website.



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Comments (4)

Malinda Montgomery RSPS AHWD TMS-Realtor
Gaffs Realty - Port Orange, FL

Great Tips for any seller trying to sell their home. Thank you for the post!

Nov 16, 2011 05:27 AM
Rachel Craggy
CM Staging Solutions Inc - Toronto, ON
CM Staging, Toronto Home Staging

Thank you Malinda, I'm glad you liked the post.  Happy Selling to your and your clients.

Nov 16, 2011 05:31 AM
Rain Silverhawk
Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

Thank you for the post, all great tips.

May 27, 2013 12:15 PM
Rachel Craggy
CM Staging Solutions Inc - Toronto, ON
CM Staging, Toronto Home Staging

Hey!  Thank you so much I'm so glad you found it helpful!!!

May 28, 2013 03:10 AM