If you’ve already found a new house to move into but still trying to sell your current home you might be torn when it comes to staging. What needs to stay and what needs to go? Sometimes you’ll be able to leave just enough in each of your rooms to stage your entire house completely for potential buyers…and sometimes that won’t be the case. Fear not! As long as you have your living room staged, you should be just fine.
Why is the living room the most important room to stage? Typically this is the focal point of the house. This is generally the first room buyers will see as they walk into your space and having it staged a bit helps their imagination to what their furniture will look like in the room. Frequently, if a living room is not staged, buyers will wonder if their sofa will fit, what the best layout of furniture is, and if their wall decor will work in the space.
For staging, it is important to remember to:
-Declutter the space. Take away personal items so the family can envision their knick-knacks in the room. This includes family photos, children’s artwork, and anything on the front of your fridge.
-Neutrals sell. If you have furniture with a pattern, consider using slipcovers or if your children have bright colored rooms, neutral paint would be a nice touch.
-Utilize the whole space. Rearrange furniture in a way where people can sit and have conversations with one another instead of only having the room set up towards the television. If your space is large enough, don’t be afraid of creating multiple sitting areas…everyone loves a cozy place to read!
What’s the first thing you notice about a living room when you walk in? I’d love to see what catches your attention!