Aug. 8, 2018
There's no denying it: Homes that are staged well definitely stand out. Not only does the right amount of decluttering, organizing and accessorizing make your home more attractive, it can actually increase its value.According to the National Association of Realtors' 2017 Profile of Home Staging Report, about one third of buyers' agents believe their clients are willing to offer one percent to five percent more for staged homes. What's more, 77 percent of agents said home staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their future home.If that's not enough to convince you, take a look at these before-and-after photos to really illustrate how powerful home staging can be.
1. Cool kitchen
Attractive barstools and place settings make you want to sit right down for lunch! The hardware upgrade on the cabinets makes a big difference too.
2. Dining room do-over
A fresh coat of paint and right-sized furniture create an appetizing room that's welcoming without being over-the-top.
3. Room with a view
A living room can go from sad to sophisticated with the help of the right furnishings and accessories. Who could focus on a stunning view with flimsy outdoor chairs in the way?
4. The personal touch
Homeowners are often advised to keep their rooms neutral and remove many of their personal effects. That being said, note that a few well-placed items on the countertops of a kitchen can make it look that much more enticing. Think about a cluster of matching canisters, a matching soap set and tea towel, a cake stand or cookbook. I like to find inspiration on Pinterest.
5. The beauty of decluttered space
Organizing and decluttering go hand-in-hand with home staging. It's hard to envision yourself in a space if you can't see past the clutter. Make sure you allow the highlights and features of the home to be seen.
6. Updated decor
Many consumers have a hard time envisioning themselves in a space if the decor is too distinctive or distracting. Keeping items current and appealing to all is a way to attract as many buyers as possible.
7. Bedrooms don't need to be bold
While you may love the idea of an extreme shade, not everyone wants to wake up to dramatic hues. In addition to lightening the wall color, moving the bed away from the window enhances the view.
8. Brighter bathroom
Nothing makes a bathroom sparkle like clean, cream-colored walls. Fresh-flowers, white hand towels, and an elegant soap dispenser take this bathroom from drab to eye-catching without any remodeling required..
9. Gorgeous guest room
Update your guest space with a few new accent pillows on the bed and a throw blanket at the foot of the bed. Even the addition of a nice display of magazines on a 'tv' tray or guest towels can make a space seem more luxurious. That being said, no amount of ambiance will translate if the photos aren't taken with the right lighting and at the right angle.
10. Wall art adds a wow factor
The right wall hangings can take a room from comfortable to curated with minimal effort.
11. Less is more
Home stagers will often suggest placing some of your items in a storage unit to make your rooms appear more open and spacious. This is such a smart idea.
12. Accent on color
The walls can stay neutral but adding a pop of color through accent pieces like throw pillows and well-placed chairs pull a room together. Use the rule of three or a triangle. Your accent color should pop in three places and draw the eye across/around the room.
13. Let there be light.
An attic bedroom can go from dim and dreary to quaint and cozy with the addition of a nightstand and table lamp. Not enough can be said for the right lighting. Chose a lamp to overhead lighting any day.
14. Empty just isn't as appealing
Even if an empty room looks great on its own, showing buyers how to show off the space is inspiring.
15. Every detail counts
In case you needed any additional convincing that home staging makes an enormous difference, this montage of makeovers should do the trick.