5 More Staging Tips

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Yesterday I looked at three tips for do-it-yourself staging.  Here are five more expert staging tips!

1.  Group furniture.  It isn’t necessarily true that rooms will feel bigger if all the furniture is pushed against the walls.  Positioning pieces in conversational groups is cozy and creates an obvious pattern of traffic flow.  Creating more user-friendly spaces actually opens the room up, thus creating an illusion and making the room seem larger.

2.  Move things around.  Consider everything you have in your home.  Remember, furniture doesn’t have to stay in the room where it currently resides.  You can move things from the living room into the bedroom or vice versa.  It may be possible to create a whole new environment with a little creative rearranging!

3.  Use good lighting.  Many staging experts recommend 100 watts for every 50 square feet of living space.  For the best lighting each room should utilize overhead and task lighting along with accent lamps on tables or walls.

4.  Trick with paint.  If you have several small, boxy rooms, they will feel bigger if you create a seamless transition by painting them all the same (warm, neutral but not boring!) shade.

5.  Finish projects.  If you have any missing floorboards, cracked tiles, holes in the wall, cracks in the sidewalk, etc. fix them!  It will cost you much less to fix these relatively minor problems than potential buyers might deduct from the price before making an offer, so it’s worth it in the end.

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Sussex County?  Give us a call at Cooper Realty Associates and put us to work for you – 302-644-2266.


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