Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid

March 6, 2019

home stagingStaging your home for the market is always a good idea. It can help you sell quickly and attract decent offers. But while there are solid tactics to staging successfully, there are certain staging mistakes that you’ll want to steer clear of, including the following.

Not Staging Your Home to Scale

When you choose your furniture pieces – both the size and number of pieces – it’s important to consider the size of the space you’ll be putting them in. The idea is to create the illusion of enough space, not take away from it.

If your home is on the smaller side, for instance, you’ll want to choose pieces that aren’t overly bulky. You’ll also want to make sure you don’t cram too many things in the space, which will do nothing more than make it look smaller than it actually is. As such, make sure to stage according to the scale of each room.

Going Too Far With the Neutrals

While the idea is to neutralize your home (especially if its current colors and decor are over the top), going TOO neutral is not a great idea. Everything in beige (which, by the way, is the wrong neutral colour to use when staging) will just make your home look incredibly boring.

Although you may want to please the tastes of most buyers, going too far with the neutrals won’t do much to boost the visual interest in your home.

Forgetting About Lighting

Furnishing your home appropriately, decluttering, accessorizing properly, and infusing the right colours are all important factors in staging homes for the market. But without proper lighting, you’re missing out on making your home look much better than it could look.

As such, don’t overlook the importance of lighting. Adequate lighting in a home can accentuate the good points of your home and camouflage the flaws. Plus, good lighting can go a long way at ensuring your listing photos are awesome.

Redesigning Your Home

The goal of staging your home is to help buyers see themselves living in your space and developing an emotional connection to it. They want to be able to visualize what the place could look like when they move in and live there. But you don’t have to necessarily go over-the-top with your design tactics.

The idea is not make your home look like a museum, but a comfortable place for buyers to envision themselves calling home. Instead, keep your home staging tactics simple.

If you’re looking for more ways to ensure that your home is appropriately staged for today’s market, call Hope Designs today!