In our online home staging training program we discuss various parts of the design process, including elements like visual weight. Visual weight typically comes from not only the size of an object but also the material it is made from. Have you ever had the experience of lifting a piece of furniture only to find…Read More
For many people when they think about home staging, they envision bringing in lots of new stuff. They picture movers with sofas, rugs, artwork, and more. Sometimes, what’s really needed is simply moving stuff around and repurposing it. Even a mix match of styles and pieces can end up in a good looking space when…Read More
The general consumer believes that home staging is about keeping things neutral. Front door wreaths are typically personality driven. Does this mean that they should come down when selling your home? Are front door wreaths actually too personal a touch for home staging?
Home staging doesn’t mean depersonalizing. It means knowing your home buyer.
To clear up this question, one of the first things we need to do it clear up the number one myth of home staging. What we typically hear is to depersonalize, depersonalize, depersonalize. The truth is that a home without personality is completely boring. This is true even when selling. Have you ever seen a model home that was without personality? No, of course not! They are overtly personalized actually. This is because that designers for these communities have had a lot of demographic information given to them about WHO is buying the home. Everything is wrapped around that person, or ideal home buyer.Pin It Read More
I found some useful home staging bathroom tips via my ScoopIt feed this morning. Over and above cleaning, down to bleaching the grout to get the space be appealing, it was the ideas on how to make the space feel relaxing, and spa like. This might seem contrary to how we all actually use our bathrooms. Most…Read More
There are some terrific apps to incite one’s inner designer, but which are good apps for home stagers? There are a couple of gems I’ve found, and some, I have to warn, you will get you into expensive trouble if you don’t know EXACTLY what you’re doing. Take it from this home stager who wound up with…Read More