If you’re selling your home in DC Ranch, your prospective buyers are going to form an overall impression of the house as they take a tour – and it’s up to you to make that impression as favorable as possible. That means staging your dining room using these tried-and-true tips:
- Embrace simplicity
- Create a “tablescape”
- Aim for neutral colors and decor
- Update your light fixtures
- Use mirrors to your advantage
Let’s take a closer look at each of these tips.
5 DIY Dining Room Staging Tips That Buyers Will Love
You don’t have to hire a professional home stager to achieve a fabulous look in your dining room. Try each of these tips to make the most of your dining room space.
#1. Embrace simplicity
Too much clutter in any space is bad news – especially if that place is supposed to be a great place to entertain. Opt for simplicity above all else, and clear out clutter, furnishings that make the room look smaller, and art or decor that’s too personal to appeal to everyone.
#2. Create a “tablescape”
Think about skipping traditional place settings and make your dining room table, which is naturally the room’s focal point, a work of art. Try a table runner with a fabulous centerpiece. Fresh flowers are always popular, or you could try a glass bowl filled with crystals that catch light from the chandelier or windows.
Pro tip: Don’t use a tablecloth unless you absolutely have to. Think about the photos you see when you’re shopping for dining tables online – that’s the look you want.
#3. Aim for neutral colors and decor
The main goal in home staging is to create a look that’s appealing to most people, so neutral is the way to go. If you have loud wallpaper or paint, it may be time to freshen things up. Beige, off-white, gray and other neutral colors are ideal in dining rooms, but you can pull off more bold looks if you choose your palette – and how much you use of it – wisely. It’s typically a good idea to ask your real estate agent about the paint colors other homeowners have, because he or she can tell you what’s selling right now.
#4. Update your light fixtures
If your light fixtures are dated, it’s time to bring in new ones. Ideally, you’ll find fixtures that reflect your home’s style, are widely appealing, and complement your existing decor.
#5. Use mirrors to your advantage
A large mirror can reflect all kinds of light, and that’s what buyers want to see. It’ll also make your room appear larger. Place your mirror across from the windows in your formal dining room to double buyers’ perception of the space and provide them with ample natural light.
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