When you’re selling your home in DC Ranch, your REALTOR® well most likely talk to you about home staging. Staging is the art of making your home as appealing as possible to a wide range of prospective buyers, and it covers every space in your home. That includes your entryway or foyer – but how are you supposed to stage that space? This guide explains.
5 Awesome Tips for Staging Your Entryway
Check out these five great tips for staging an entryway:
- When it comes to furniture, less is more
- Add lots of light
- Keep everything organized
- Provide seating
- Use just the right amount of color
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 for Staging Your Entryway: When it Comes to Furniture, Less is More
If your entryway is like most people’s, there’s not a tremendous amount of space – but that doesn’t mean it should be entirely furniture-free. In fact, you need at least a small table and some seating (see Tip #4 for more on seating). Oversized furniture isn’t the way to go, though, regardless of your foyer’s size. Instead, choose simple and compact pieces that don’t make the space look smaller.
Tip #2 for Staging Your Entryway: Add Lots of Light
Though your front door and windows are right there, you need plenty of light in your foyer. That may mean adding a small lamp to a console table or improving the light fixture you currently have. The first thing many agents do when they bring clients on a tour is flip on the light switches (even in broad daylight), so if your entryway light fixture is dated or acts like a sieve with light, it’s time to update to a new one.
Pro Tip: It’s almost always a good idea to hang a mirror in an entryway, even if there’s already plenty of light. Mirrors do more than reflect light; they make spaces feel larger.
Tip #3 for Staging Your Entryway: Keep Everything Organized
Clutter is the last thing you want buyers to see when they step into your home for the first time, so make sure there’s a place for everything – and that everything’s in its place. Keep storage features handy, such as a dish or rack for keys, a standing sorter for mail, and hooks for coats, dog leashes and umbrellas.
Related: 10 genius living room staging hacks
Tip #4 for Staging Your Entryway: Provide Seating
Seating is a nice touch to have in an entryway, but it’s not necessary. However, if you have the space, adding a small stool or bench where people can sit down to put on or take off shoes may be a great addition. Just remember Tip #1: Less is more when it comes to furniture. This piece should be small but comfortable (think well-padded cushions). It should also be neutral in style; because your entryway is a transition point from public to private, you don’t want to overwhelm prospective buyers with loud colors or wild patterns.
Tip #5 for Staging Your Entryway: Use Just the Right Amount of Color
Color is a tricky thing in an entryway, but like furniture, less is more. Consider adding accents rather than making the whole space colorful; you want the majority of the space to be neutral. You should avoid bright colors that assail the senses and use soothing tones, like off-white, gray, beige and other neutrals.
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
Thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch? Call us at 602-694-3200 to find out how we’ll market it to all the right buyers. If you’re also looking for a new home, we’d love show you any listing in the community. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be happy to search for something that’s a perfect match for your needs.
While you’re here, check out our:
- Country Club Village homes for sale
- Desert Camp Village homes for sale
- Desert Parks Village homes for sale
- Silverleaf Village homes for sale
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team
RE/MAX Fine Properties
21020 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255