Home Staging Tips…Creating a Focal Area
When your home is on the market, first impressions count. This is nothing new.
Photos are even more important than ever now! Buyers begin their search online, eliminating homes that don’t catch their eye.
Besides removing the excess in your house, addressing repairs, and making sure that your home is spotless, YOU can help your buyers see what you love about your home by creating focal points for your rooms.
Focal points draw the buyer into a room and make them want to see more. Focal points are the stars of the room. Distractions…such as too many things in the room…tell the buyer to move on. And we know that when a buyer only pokes their head into the rooms…they’re not buying!
The bathroom below is fine…ho-hum. All we did was add a pop of color with the red towel and coordinating candles on the shelf.
The large family room below was hard for any buyer to understand. When you entered the room you saw furniture and a distracting area by the bookcase and windows. Buyers couldn’t see this because there was a large shrine and an ivy vine growing up along the bookcase and the window. Before I took the photo, I had to forcibly pull the vine from the windows because the roots were growing into the wood around the window.
Want to find your focal point in a room?
Stand at the entry to the room and see where your eye goes. Take a photo of this as well. If your eye is bouncing all over the room or goes nowhere, then you need to find a focal point!
Draw the eyes using color or something unique or unusual that separates it from the rest of the room. Clear the area around it so that the eyes go to the "star" of the room.
Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 the Stars of the room draw us in.