What’s trending in staging right now.
You probably already know that great staging really helps sell a home. But, you may not know that like fashion, the trends change frequently, so it can be tricky to know how to stage a home. We’ve gathered some ideas that are currently trending, as well as a few that never go out of style.
What’s Eye-Catching Right Now
It’s no surprise that people are interested in seeing home offices right now. More people are working from home than ever before, and many children are also completing their schoolwork from home. Stage desks and spaces that are work-ready, so people can envision themselves working efficiently and productively from their new home.
Instead of staging seating areas around televisions, set up common spaces to be more conversation-friendly. Seating options grouped to allow people to play a game, talk with each other, and entertain small groups are what people are looking for.
“Use a pop of color to bring a neutral room together in a clean and modern way.”
A Pop of Color
Color is in, especially pops of color. If you are repainting the home before selling, consider adding in an accent wall. Add in bright pillows in coordinating colors in rooms with more neutral colors.
Baking cookies and making coffee are great ways to make a home seem homier, but trends suggest using more neutral smells, like fresh laundry and citrus. These smells are lighter and still give the impression of a warm, homey space.
Make It Cozy
With all the time people are spending at home, they want cozy, comfortable spaces. Include fluffy blankets, pillows, and other warm decorations in the house.
Give Rooms a Purpose
If a room seems a little lost, give it a purpose. Stage a home gym in the basement or bar area in the living room. This makes those unused spaces full of possibilities instead.
Add Some Greenery
Plants are in, so be sure to include them in your staging. The greenery adds a natural pop of color, and plants can improve the room’s air quality.
“Greenery will help fill space without overpowering the room, making it feel spacious and inviting.”
Tried and True Ideas
Less is More
Remove some of the furniture in the house, and remove half of everything in the closets. Taking away items showcases the spaces to allows buyers to picture their own things fitting in.
Get Less Personal
Hide any pet items and remove personal items from view. When there are too many personal items from the previous family on display, it is hard for buyers to picture themselves living there.
Clean, and Clean Again
The house can never be too clean. Make sure you give it a thorough cleaning, and don’t forget to clean some often overlooked spots, like baseboards, behind faucets and toilets, and ceiling fans.
Let Some Light In
Bringing in more lighting fixtures and turning on all the lights is a great way to make a home feel warm and inviting.
Bring in the Professionals
If the budget allows, consider hiring a professional staging team to help with the home. This is especially useful if the house is unoccupied. A home without furniture in it may feel cold and uninviting, so make sure you bring at least a few pieces in.
We’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but we buyers often do. Be sure to touch up paint on the outside of the house, trim the bushes, and mow the lawn. Add some potted plants and flowers to the porch, and add some patio furniture for people to envision outdoor entertaining.