Staging your house can be time-consuming and challenging. Keep reading for our top mistakes to avoid so you can stage like a pro on the first try.
Choose Furniture Wisely
Consider the style and colors of your home as you prepare for staging. Consider living room furniture if your living room is the largest in your house. Opt for a dark dining room set if your dining room is next to the kitchen. Your bedroom furniture will be present at all times. Choose your lighting wisely. You want a neutral grey or white for most of your lighting. You can add colors to your lighting with window shades or opt for dimmable lights with multiple settings. Remember that in some rooms, you’ll want to keep the lighting warmer than in others.
Take It Outside With Outdoor Decor
Create an outdoor space that you and potential buyers alike will love. Go for an ombre-look with your furniture. It makes a beautiful statement and compliments your room decor, even if it’s done the minimalist way. You can even use the back patio for a bar so that you can enjoy your party there. Remember, open space makes the most of the natural light, and you won’t even feel like you’re outdoors. You can use the backyard for barbecues or even a potluck party.
Get Creative with Decorating
There are so many ways to decorate your home that stand out. Don’t be afraid to go to the expense if you have the budget to do so. Light up your front porch Walking up to a house that’s well lit can make all the difference. Adding candles, hanging lanterns, and adding a bright splash of color to the front door will help tremendously.
Keep It Neutral
When staging your house, it’s best to keep the space neutral and not cluttered with personal items, furniture, or decor. When you stage, remove everything that makes the space your own. Let the professionals take care of the décor and allow them to send you lots of pictures afterward so you can pick out everything that you need to make your space look brand new. Do not buy new furniture. Staging a house is a great way to get rid of some of your items, so you can go for lighter neutral-colored pieces, which you can use throughout your home. Fill in any gaps with the proper lighting. If you have gaps in your wall decor, look for something that can fit in nicely and match your home’s current aesthetic.
What About Other Rooms?
Each room of your house can be painted, furniture reupholstered, and furniture re-shelved so that it looks like it’s on display somewhere. This requires some design knowledge and often sometimes. However, the cost of moving pieces around and staging can be far less than the value of a home if you’ve lost a buyer because your home doesn’t look as good as others in the neighborhood. Staging a home to sell can be a significant investment. You want to do all of your research, take steps to make sure you’re following best practices and doing things the right way. The following five mistakes are the top reasons why your home might not appear on the first home buyers’ tour.
Contact Morgan Home Solutions
If you don’t have the time, energy, or money to go through the process of staging your house, we completely understand. Instead of worrying, contact Morgan Home Solutions today. We buy homes in any condition fast so you don’t have to worry about staging, showings, open-houses, or last-minute repairs. Call us today to get your free, no-obligation offer, and you could be closing on the sale of your home in as little as 14 days. We proudly serve the Harrington and New Castle, Delaware, areas.