Tips for Staging Your Home Like a ProPosted on Apr 09, 2019
When trying to sell your home, you want to put your best foot forward, so to speak. It's not enough to have a nice house in a good neighborhood. You have to present the home in a way that's welcoming, inviting, and helps potential buyers envision a home within the walls. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you stage your house like a pro.
Make the Bedroom a Sanctuary
Create a zen atmosphere that will make everyone who walks in want to jump on the bed, snuggle up, and take a nap. Use comfortable duvets in subtle patterns or crisp, clean colors. Add a pop of color with throw pillows. Lots and lots of pillows. You want your bed to look like an oasis of fluff and comfort. Don't forget to dress up night stands, but don't go too crazy. Remember, the focus is on the bed.
Make a Smaller Space Seem Bigger
A handy trick to make a small space seem more open is to put mirrors behind the nightstands in the bedroom. This will immediately open the room up and create an illusion of more space. Another helpful trick is to hang drapes high above the windows. This will instantly make your ceilings appear taller. Ideally, drapes should start all the way at the ceiling and just kiss the floor. Both of these simple tricks can be accomplished with little effort or cost, and they make a world of difference.
The Smell of Home
If you want potential buyers to feel at home the moment they walk in the door, use an old trick and bake cookies before they show up, or use a delicious smelling candle. This will give your house a homey feel and immediately put anyone who walks in at ease. Never underestimate the power of baked goods. The smell of freshly baked goodies will give your potential buyers daydreams about spending their Sunday afternoons baking in the kitchen.
Create a Spa Atmosphere
There's nothing more relaxing than a spa. So, just as you created an oasis in your bedroom, do it again in the bathroom. Add a scented candle or some incense and large fluffy white towels, hang a few plants, add a chunky bar of soap, and strategically place a few decorative items to instantly transform a dull bathroom into a place of relaxation.
Making your house feel like a home is the key to selling it faster. It's not enough that the kitchen is large or there's plenty of natural light. People need to have a mental picture of what their life will look like within the walls of your home. So, before you list your home, spend a little time and money to create a welcoming atmosphere that will stand out from all the rest. For listing information, or to find a new home of your own, please don't hesitate to contact us today.