Overstaging...Too Much is Too Much
Too much is too much whether it’s been staged by the owner/seller, home stager, or decorator.
As a home stager, I’ve seen private and model homes that seemed to be all about the furnishings. In my mind, it became all about showcasing the “stuff” and not the space.
How do you know when it’s too much?!
1. When you leave the property you’re thinking of buying and all you can talk about are the furniture and accessories.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Home Goods and Z Galleries as much as the next person but you want your buyers to be excited at the livability of your house, not the accessories.
2. When every flat surface is covered with a large floral arrangement or other accessories.
Just because it’s flat doesn’t mean you have to put something on it.
3. The furnishings overwhelm and overtake the rooms.
One of the model homes I saw had a mirror in the hall bath that was so large that you took a step back and weren’t sure if you should enter it. Don’t let your accessories overwhelm the architecture!
When preparing a property for sale, you want…
Your property to appeal to a variety to buyers.
You want potential buyers to be able to see the space.
You don’t want your buyers’ eyes bouncing all over the room and unable to focus on one thing.
Staging or styling is all about enhancing the space, not overwhelming it. Like makeup, if you can see that it’s there, it’s too much!