How do you Stage a dining room?
To create a dining room, the obvious focal point is going to be the dining table.
Even if the dining room has been used for something else such as a home office, play room or exercise room, by the previous owner, when it comes time to sell a house, it is best to convert the room back to being a dining room.
Staging makes it easy to convert the room back to dining. Remove everything out of the room except for a dining table and chairs. This is to help the buyer see the space and begin to mentally move in and make the connection to the purpose of this room.
Staging a room slows the viewing buyer down and gives a visual image to connect with. There is a saying that buyers only see what they can see. When a room is not staged, you have created what I call a "run by" room. This is a room that the buyer never thinks about as they race by. There is no connection made to the space.
I am a big fan of keeping it simple in dining rooms. Place a dining room table and set the table. Another huge reason to keep it simple is that in a vacant house, every staging item has to be moved in and then out!
The dining table creates your focal point, defines the space, shows the purpose of the space and creates your emotional connection to the buyer. As you see below, I am partial to round tables!
Casual dining in breakfast area.
Another casual look in breakfast area.
For help with all your staging questions, call Beverly Carlson at 325-721-2429