As we’ve showed you in many of our before and afters, a warm wall color and beautiful draperies make a huge difference. Vacant homes also lack the warm inviting feeling that buyers are looking for. Here we rented them a beautiful living room set to make buyers feel at home.
We’ve been doing these tips for well over a year and I just realized that I’ve never provided a tip for one thing I almost always suggest. Update your lighting fixtures, especially chandeliers or other lighting hanging at eye level.
Doesn’t this light remind you of an old A&W?
This light fixture in an oil rubbed bronze finish is available from Home Depot for $70.
This home was filled with beautiful furniture pieces, but each piece was a different style. In this living room there is contemporary, traditional, formal, and mid-century modern. To give this room a more cohesive feel, we used a transitional sofa and brought in red pillows and mantle accessories to draw the eye around the room.
In homes that only have 2 or 3 bedrooms, it is ideal to stage them all as bedrooms. So if you currently have one set up with a different function, clear it out and create an inexpensive bedroom using airbeds:
Start with a double high airmattress and cover it with a bedskirt.
Top that with a single high airmattress to bring the height up to that of a normal bed.
Now add your normal bedding and lots of pillows. Instant bedroom!
We created a headboard as well from 2×2’s, batting and some fabric. Make sure to use nightstands and lamps to finish off the room. Hampers, tv trays, stacked old luggage, or crates can all make fine nightstands.
This is the perfect example of a beautiful room with gorgeous furniture that just doesn’t feel put together. These photos show how adding a few pieces and the right accessories can finish off a room!
Any Realtor will tell you that a house with suspended ceiling is a lot harder to sell than those with drywall ceilings, especially when it is on the main level. Investing in replacing a whole ceiling may be too much for sellers, so here is an easy, beautiful solution:
These new coffered ceiling tiles from Armstrong fit into an existing 2×2 foot grid. You can also add additional grid pieces if you have a 2×4 grid currently. What a difference it makes!
This townhome had been on the market for awhile with no offers. We suggested that they paint the walls one neutral color rather than the 3 current colors which were a little taste specific. Last week, we brought in rental furniture that helped define the living and dining areas. Hopefully an offer will come soon!
My favorite type of staging is when I can creatively use everything a homeowner already owns to create a new look for a home. This home in Orono had lots of great furniture and accessories. We just needed to declutter, depersonalize and do a bit of rearranging.