Are you familiar with the saying "You can't see the forest for the trees"? Successful home staging corrects a situation where "You can't see the house for the things".
THE CHALLENGE: BEFORE: In this family room, the furniture overpowered and crowded the space, and distracted from appreciating the dimensions of the room itself. Though quite spacious, it felt cramped and crowded. A room arranged for living, the TV unit was the focal point and the fireplace ignored. The wall color and window coverings needed updating.
THE SOLUTION: FAMILY ROOM AFTER: Redesigned to sell, the fireplace and view became the key features of the room to draw attention to and showcase. Staging repositioned the conversation area to face the room's primary focal point. Extraneous pieces of furniture were removed to enlarge the sense of space, and allowed the room to be captured favorably visually, in a glance. Fresh paint and a new lampshade completed the restyling of the homeowners own furnishings.
THE LESSON: The way we live and the way to sell are two very different things. Edit furniture and possessions to increase the sense of space. Restyle positioning of furniture to focus attention on the room's focal point. Remove any distractions that hinder a buyer from capturing a snapshot view of the room with only a glance.
Copyright 2008 Leah J. Armstrong, All Rights Reserved "CASE STUDY: Showcasing the Room, not the Things in the Room". Photos published with written permission of client.