My good friend Andy Capelluto asked me to enter Realty U's "I Staged It" Photo contest. So I have to submit lots of entries. I'm a real estate agent and not a stager, but I did attend Barb Schwarz ASP Class, which was a blast, and do help clients get their properties ready for sale. This happens to be my own house the way it was in the mls when I bought it (before) and the way it is now prepared for market (after)
This room is part of "the great room" at the rear of the house. The previous owner had a table in this huge room. We usually have two sofas in an L, but for showing and photos for selling, I've removed one of the sofas and rearranged it.
We painted the walls a very light turquoise blue so the millwork around the windows would pop better. We blocked the door to the deck with the big screen TV as there is a second door in the same position to the right of that big window. Two doors were unnecessary. We also removed the "granny" light fixture and replaced it with a more modern one. And we removed the vertical blinds and replaced them with mini blinds.
Here's the result AFTER