A living room is one of the most important places, if not the most important to stage when you decide stage your home. A spacey, airy room may not show its potential simply because it’s empty. No potential homebuyers prefer looking at an empty room compared to a beautiful, fully-furnished room. And your living room’s appearance is central to help sell your house.
References can get you a long way
Even home-staging professionals still use references from time to time to do their work. So why shouldn’t you? It’s important to remember when browsing for references, adjust them with your very own living room’s properties. Furnitures, colors, accessories—one of the best ways to coordinate them is to make optimal use of references.
Study your living room
What is the shape of your living room? Where can you possibly give the focal point that help define your living room? How can you layout your living room well? It’s important to take in the size, the layout, as well as the overall features of your living room in order to design and eventually stage your interior to the best of its potentials. Get rid of small, miscellaneous furniture’s such as a side coffee table especially if you have a rather small space.
Creatively use “focal point”
You’ve probably heard the term thrown around in a real estate. Focal point is the feature of the room that is essentially intended as the “focus”. Something that deliberately catches your eyes when you’re strolling into a room. Focal points can be anything that ranges from a fireplace to an indoor plant. The use of focal point in home staging is integral. Especially in the case with staging a living room, a central space for the inhabitants as well as guests to interact and be social. Consider the function of the living room—if you often entertain guests, then arranging the sofas in such a way and granting the focal point to the fireplace can be a good idea.
Free up your living room space
In other words, clean up and declutter! It’s the first thing you needed to do when you’re actually getting down to it. Cleaning up before you actually start planning and/or designing your living room space may also help tremendously with the designing bits! You’ll have a fresh canvas to start from—and it’s far easier to start ‘designing’ your property’s interior when you have a sufficient space to start with.
Is your personal touch too personal?
Your home is the space you live in, and making it close and personal for you by adding your very own touch may be something important for you. However, remember that your preference may not be somebody else’s. A lot of people may get put off by the stark orange paint you decide to put on your living room of all places. The same thing applies to furnitures and certain accessories. Professional home stagers generally opt for neutrals. “Greige”, taupe, ivory, as well as some of the earth shades—you name it. They’re the ideal options for home selling. They’re classic, timeless, highly versatile, and they appeal to the largest audience of potential homebuyers.