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Best Home Staging Ideas

When you are trying to sell your home, staging can help it sell faster and at a higher price. Sounds like a win-win, right? According to the National Association of Realtors, 46% of agents said that staging increased a home’s value by 1-5%, and 53% of agents said it reduced the amount of time a home was on the market. Based on those numbers, staging your home definitely seems worth the effort.

While there are many avenues for professional home staging, you don’t need a professional design background to properly stage your home. Here are a few of our simple ideas for staging your home to make it more inviting to buyers and potentially increase your profits.

  1. Make sure your home is clean, inside and out. While many people remember the importance of cleaning the inside of their home before they begin staging, a majority completely forget about the outside. You can easily boost your home’s curb appeal by power washing your side, cleaning out your gutters, washing windows, and cleaning up your lawn and landscaping. These are quick, easy, and immediately uplift the appearance of your home. For the inside of your home, we suggest hiring a cleaning company to do a deep clean of all of the hard-to-reach and forgotten corners.
  2. Declutter and depersonalize. This is one of the number one tips from many professional home stagers. Removing items and furniture can make your home feel more open and accessible, so potential buyers can easily imagine their own belongings and life happening here. If you have photos of your family, décor that focuses on your hobbies, or other personal items, it may take buyers out of their imaginary scenario, so we recommend removing these along with any unnecessary furniture.
  3. Balance minimalism and livability. There is a fine line between minimalism and sterility, and you want to make sure your home falls on the warm cozy side. While decluttering and removing items is essential, make sure this is not done to the point where your home has no personality. Make sure your home still looks lived in by adding items like soap, spice racks, and produce baskets.
  4. Show off your storage spaces. Storage can be a huge selling point for some buyers, so showing off closets, cabinets, and other unique storage areas is important. The key is that the more items you have in your storage spaces, the less spacious they will appear. To help focus on the amount of storage your home has to offer, remove clothing, linens, and other items, and hang clothes with at least ½ an inch between them.
  5. Go with a neutral paint color. When selling your home, it’s always a good idea to give it a fresh coat of paint. Neutral paint is ideal for new buyers to imagine their own belongings and décor style within your home.
  6. Accessorize with pops of color. After you’ve provided a neutral backdrop with your paint color, brighten up the space with pops of color in your furniture and accessories. These small amounts of bright colors will catch potential buyers’ attention and keep them engaged with a room for longer than if it is all one color. Accessories like pillows, pottery, and linens make affordable pops of color that are easy to add to any room.
  7. Use your natural light. When staging your home, you want it to feel light and spacious. Natural light is a great way to not only add a sense of spaciousness to a room but also highlight the hard work you’ve put into cleaning and accessorizing your home. Not only does it look good, but natural light can also raise serotonin levels in your brain, making your buyers happier while they make their way through your home.
  8. Focus on a neutral master bedroom. Everyone has different preferences when it comes to decorating their master bedroom, so it is best to keep things neutral and simple. Avoid patterned bedspreads and too many colors. Keep things gender-neutral with white or beige bedding and matching paint on the walls.
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If you follow these helpful tips, you can quickly move to your desired location. Contact Wendy Gimpel today to get your home listed and begin the journey to find your new home!

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