The first room a buyer sees should leave a first impression that makes them want to buy. Here is how to stage an Entry and Living Room.
You’ve learned the importance of Curb Appeal to draw people to your home, but what happens once they enter your home?
When you enter our home, you see our Formal Living Room and Dining Room all in one.
It’s a bit dark with all the accent pieces. So, using depersonalization and simplification can make this space bigger and brighter.
How to Stage an Entry and Living Room
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I’ve highlighted the problems in the photo above. There are personal photos and too much clutter on the side tables.
The leather chair blends into the room as makes it appear darker and somewhat heavy.
The brown pillows keep the room dark and the ottoman looks busy with the tray on top. Behind the sofa, you notice the wall sconces, the rug and wreath.
It’s much brighter and open. By removing the dark rug beneath the table, it lightened up the room.
Taking the wreath and wall sconces down simplified the room.
Now here’s how I staged the Living Room filled with lots of personal collections and very busy.
And the After
The eye is able to see the room and find places to rest. The personal photos and spiritual items are removed and the room is open, brighter and welcoming to many different tastes.
Depersonalizing your Home is key to helping a potential buyer envision themselves in your house. Sometimes it can be as simple as removing a few items like this room. Remember that less is more – the less clutter and personal items, the bigger your home will seem.
Tomorrow we will be sharing photos of the kitchen and how we staged it.