In today’s Friday Favorites I’m going to show you all of my favorite staging elements that I use in a newly listed home. It’s obvious that when listing your home for sale you will need to pack away any personal items but that doesn’t mean your home can’t have a personality of its own! Follow these easy steps to create a neutral, functional space that will make potential buyers swoon.
1. The Vase
This is a classic piece that never goes out of style… as long as you get the right one. I like this Cobalt Blue “Gurgle Jug” from larkstore.com because it’s bold and it makes for a great home for fresh flowers, (which are always a good thing to have during open houses or private showings).
2. Organize the Clutter.
It’s important to pack away things your family doesn’t use on a daily basis but life isn’t always perfectly aligned notepads and manicured bulletin boards. In order to keep the order in your home without losing your lifestyle, get a classic bin like this one from Jayes Studio to throw everyday items in.
3. All Hail the Throw Pillow (& Blanket)
Your furniture may be perfectly neutral but it may not be perfectly clean. The truth is, if you have kids it’s nearly impossible to keep a full-time job and keep your furniture immaculate for showings. To add a pop of color and distract from any small blemishes add a quirky throw pillow like this one from C. Wonder. Swap your favorite “blankey” with the worn in feel and tattered edges for a soft throw like this one from Amazon.com.
4. “Bathrooms sell homes”.
Well there is some truth to that. It’s a place we spend a lot of time in and it needs to be clean and presentable for every open house and showing, no excuses. It’s my humble opinion that a bathroom is no place for personality when your home is listed for sale; the space is small and there’s no room for clutter. To ensure your powder rooms appear neat and clean, decorate with these elegant hand towels from Target.com‘s Threshold collection.
The moral of the story here kids, is you need to take the attention off of imperfections and make the space flow and feel inviting. Buyers will have an easier time envisioning themselves in your property if it’s neutral and inviting, (not empty of any spunk or cluttered with your awards and family photos).
Contact me for your staging (and Real Estate) needs!
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