How to stage when you have a balcony view of the room below

Home Stager with Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket 416.928.2999

Staging in the Vaughan area we stage many homes with a balcony on the second floor looking down to the living or dining room below.

There are few things to remember to allow the room to show well in listing photos and to attract your ideal buyers online to put this listing on their must see list.

For a dining room place the rug in the centre of the room to allow the image to look balanced, pull the chairs away from the table at least 8" to show space, use larger scale table top decor to showcase the grandeur of the room. We used a wall mirror from Bombay on this table along with florals.

michelle finnamore staging vaughan

You are also able to market the grandeur of a room by allowing the buyers looking online to imagine living in a home and seeing this beautiful view each day. 

Create symmetry in a room by balancing the sofa with two end tables and two lamps. Show how spacious the room is by using two single chairs instead of a sofa or love seat. By doing so you are able to open up the room visually and to allow for easy traffic flow when buyers arrive.


When you want your listing prepared for sale we will stage it to attract your ideal buyers when they are looking at hundreds of images online.

Remember, staging is always less than the first price reduction.

Call the Go To Girl around town to be part of your marketing team.

Michelle Finnamore Interiors Ltd.


2016 Voted Best Home Staging Company in Vaughan and GTA by the readers of The Vaughan Citizen


Comments (8)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Just don't make it look like a museum. Families with kids will many times shy away from it

Jun 21, 2017 06:49 AM
Michelle Finnamore

Agreed William, we are know for adding a warm and inviting lifestyle look to a home. The museum look has been out for some time for most people.

Jun 21, 2017 06:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Michelle, that is what I like about stager, they have the eve that some people just do not have.  Thanks for sharing and make it a great day!


Jun 21, 2017 06:53 AM
Michelle Finnamore

Thank you Will, that is one of the reasons we are called to a home as we showcase every square foot of a home. Even under the stairs if they have a storage closet there. We create a "Harry Potter" space to appeal to the kids that know the books well.

Jun 21, 2017 07:00 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Those are great photos.  Taking photos from an upper floor looking down can be tricky but you captured the essence of the rooms.

Jun 21, 2017 10:04 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Belinda, we work with many different photographers and most really do some amazing work with these shots.  I always loved this shot.


Jun 21, 2017 11:27 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Michelle, your photography tips for photos taken from the upper floor are spot on.  The perspective is quite different from taking photos on the same level and it's important to know the difference.  Looks like you work with some great photographers.

Jun 26, 2017 12:08 AM
Michelle Finnamore

Hi Maureen, I have seen some truly spectacular photography done by three companies that we use for our staged properties.

It is a bit like golf. You can have the best set of golf clubs but it is the experience and finesse and creativity of your process that brings the game to life. Thanks for stopping in today.

Jun 26, 2017 05:23 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Balconies offer amazing views to enhance a buyer's perspective of the space below.  Great photos!

Nov 30, 2017 06:41 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Thank you Sharon, I always encourage the agents that I work with to find a professional photographer as it helps to build their brand in a neighbourhood. I have had many home owners tell me they hire their agent by looking at their listing photos.

Dec 01, 2017 05:21 AM