6 tips for staging your home for resale

6 tips for staging your home for resale

In the search for your dream home, you may have to try out a couple of spaces before finding the one that is right for you and your family. That means that by the time you settle, you have probably relocated at least a few times and are a pro at packing up your belongings for any easy move.  

If you are still moving from place to place in search of your ideal home, then you will likely be familiar with the importance of staging your space to make it attractive to potential buyers or renters.

Setting up neutral and universally appealing furniture is an art form. Interior designers and decorators often advocate for removing clutter from the space and adding in homey, localized features, but what should stay if you are adamant about selling your home?

Here are a few points that the professionals make when talking about home staging:

Arrange – Taking the time to set up the furniture in a way that optimizes the floor space will allow for better flow through a room. HGTV suggests, "Furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls. Reposition sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groups, and place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious. Not only will this make the space more user-friendly, but it will open up the room and make it seem larger."

Clutter – Eliminate it! If it isn't entirely necessary for other people to picture themselves in your space, pack it up. The less that exists in a room, the bigger it will feel and the more potential buyers will be able to picture themselves in the the house.

Lighting – It doesn't have to be built-in or elaborate, it simply has to be purposed to highlight the best features of a room. With dramatically tall ceilings, it might be worthwhile to invest in a chandelier. If you have less height in a room, try installing recessed lighting for the benefits of brightness without cumbersome lamps cluttering the space.

Odd numbers – When designing a space for resale, remember that groups of threes and fives work best for decorations. Three candles of varying size can make a great mantle accent or a centerpiece for a living room table.

Repurpose – The same way you might buy a piece of furniture that you transform into a more useful item, you can create a space in your home that will actually increase value of the property because of that renewed functionality. If you have an area that simply collects your family's odds and ends – such as the garage or basement – turn it into a place that is used for crafting, reading, yoga or a playroom for the kids.

Window Treatments – Just because you are trying to bring in light and reduce clutter does not mean you should forgo draperies. In fact, removing curtains and valances may make the place feel stark and unwelcoming, so be sure to install the right accents for the room. A pro-tip is to paint the walls the same color as your drapery to make the space feel larger and look seamless.

While moving can be a hassle, getting settled in a space that feels like home is a rewarding feeling that you simply cannot beat.

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