We’re back this week with more great do-it-yourself home staging tips on the furniture blog. Even if hiring a professional stager is not an option in your budget, there are plenty of techniques you can and should take care of on your own. You don’t need to have a brilliant eye for design to handle these basics of staging a home to sell. Don’t underestimate the power of a clean, de-cluttered, de-personalized home that looks streamlined and modern to potential buyers. There are no do-overs when it comes to first impressions, so make it count by showcasing your home’s best features and potential.
CORT is lucky to be considered a friend of professional home stagers, because they count on us for great home staging furniture. This relationship means we enjoy access to expert tips and information. We recently invited our stager friends on Twitter to share some cool home staging tips for us to share on the furniture blog. We’ll share a couple of those today, and want to remind readers that we’re still accepting submissions! Tell us your favorite staging idea or about a recent success story, and you may see your tale featured in a future furniture blog post.
Karen with Home Star Staging in Plano, TX shared a neat solution for configuring a large, empty room in which you’re not quite sure where to start. Think about sectioning the room and floating furniture strategically to create distinct conversation areas. To do this, anchor hard floor surfaces with the appropriate sized rugs and independent furniture arrangements.
If you have a historic home, don’t despair. Of course you don’t want it to look outdated, but do remember that your property features unique characteristics that the right home buyer will find charming and special. That’s why Vanessa with Fiore Studio in Portland, ME suggests playing up historic homes tastefully with accessories like antique books, which you can obtain from auctions. This contributes a stately touch that appeals to the senses and actually highlights your home’s value.
Well, that’s all we’ve got this week on the furniture blog. Check back for the latest on rental furniture, clearance furniture, home staging and more.