How do you Stage a Fireplace?
A fireplace is almost always the natural focal point of any room. Even an ugly fireplace needs to be given some focal point honor. Don't put a couch in front of it. Don't put a baby gate in front of it. Don't close it off with a solid screen. The fireplace has to be dealt with. It can not be left plain and unadorned such as the first photo below.
One idea for the outdated gold insert is to spray paint the insert black. Another idea is to remove the screen entirely and place logs in fireplace holder. The mantel is screaming for attention. Simpler is better. The best thing about the mantel is that a piece of art could be leaned on the mantel wall. For the upcoming holidays, a solid green wreath on the mantal wall would be perfect especially if you do the insert black. Just for the photo shoot, candles could be placed and lit on the mantel.
On the other hand, the fireplace can not be too lived with. All the personal clutter, and pet cage and stuff on the mantel must go away!
BEFORE AND AFTER STAGED FIREPLLACE!
For help with your staging questions, call Beverly Carlson at 325-721-2429.