Home Staging is the process of decorating and arranging a home to showcase its best features and appeal to potential buyers or renters. It is a vital marketing tool to help you transform your home to an inviting and functional space that will stand out in the market ahead of the competition. Here are some home staging tips from a professional home stager that can help you boost the appeal of your home.
Make an entrance
It takes an average of 25 seconds for a potential buyer to make their mind up if they like a property or not. Don’t forget to declutter and stage your entrance to be a welcoming part of your property. First impressions ARE really key and you want the potential buyers to want to see the rest and not write it off from the offset.
Start with a clean slate- Declutter!
There is nothing more off putting for a potential buyer than to view a messy and dirty property.
Make sure all areas are clean and tidy. Remove personal items such as family photographs, fridge magnets and children’s artwork, however gorgeous they might be.
For the marketing photographs, move out of sight any furniture and accessories that are superfluous – this will make the space look larger.
Make use of neutral and few colours
To create an inviting yet calming space, professional decorators keep to three main colours and variations of these in a room. Neutral colours such as beige, whites, and greys are great for home staging as they create a sense of calm and serenity. They also make it easy to add pops of colour with accessories and artwork. Neutral colours also make it easy for a wider group of potential buyers or renters to imagine themselves in the space, which is essential for creating a connection.
Lighting is essential for creating a sense of warmth and welcoming in a home. Make use of natural light as much as possible and make sure that windows are clear to let in as much light as possible. Add additional mood lighting such as table and floor lamps, recessed lighting and light up key areas in the living room. Maximise the use of light and add to the spatial perception of a room by adding a mirror on the wall opposite a window.
Plants! – the indoor kind
A hint of green whereas real or artificial is a fail-safe way to refresh your home and make it look inviting to any potential buyer. Plants act as great fillers for empty corners without cluttering the space. It is proven that we feel happier when surrounded by greenery.
Finally, it's important to make any necessary repairs or updates before listing your home. This can include things such as fixing leaky faucets, repainting walls, and replacing old flooring. These small repairs can make a big difference in the overall appeal of a home.
In conclusion, home staging is the process that will help you sell your home more quickly and most often at a higher selling price. Rightmove shows that staged homes increased the selling price by an average of 8% compared to an un-staged property.
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