Home Staging-Sometimes It Takes a Little Focus
Home staging involves so much more than placing furnishings in a vacant property. Helping homeowners who are currently occupying their home stage their home for sale is what I love to do most.
After the extras have been edited, stagers can reposition, replace, and repurpose what you have to help push your rooms to the next level.
In the photo below, this infant’s room is nice. It’s not perfect but lived in homes aren’t model homes. They don’t have to be perfect.
The room is relatively neat but doesn’t really invite the buyer in.
The After photo shows a much more open room. The crib was moved so it didn’t block anyone wanting to enter the room. Yes, liberties were taken using the side of the crib as a book and toy holder and yes, that side would need to be in place to protect the baby but it was to show what could be done.
But as you can see the eyes are now drawn into the room and the repositioning of the furniture opens the room up.
Please note- This room and the rest of the townhome were staged as part of the staging course I took many years ago. We had about 3 hours to stage this 4 level home using only what was in the home.
Part of the reason we were able to accomplish this is that the homeowner had cleaned and edited the home prior to the staging. They graciously allowed us to go through closets and pantries to use anything we could find that would help with the staging. They also allowed us to reposition pieces as we saw fit.
(By the way, if you need to move heavy pieces, get furniture sliders from your local home DIY store. )
As I wrote in a recent post about helping your stagers see your space, this is why it is so important for homeowners to make sure your home is clean and edited of items you know you won’t need before your staging.
When staging your home, remember to give each room something that will draw the buyer into the room ...all it takes is a little focus.