When you’re selling your home in DC Ranch, your REALTOR® will talk to you about the importance of home staging – but what about the living room? How important is it, and what do you need to do to get it buyer-ready? This guide covers five living room staging tips from the pros that can help you sell your DC Ranch home quickly and at the right price.
5 Living Room Staging Tips From the Pros
When you’re staging your living room, these five tips can help bring in more offers:
- Less is more when it comes to furniture
- Bring in the outdoors
- Go neutral where possible
- Be strategic with mirror placement
- Rely on accents for color
Here’s a closer look at each.
Living Room Staging Tip #1: Less is More When it Comes to Furniture
As you clean and declutter the rest of your home, take a good, long look at your living room. Does some of your furniture get in the way of a natural traffic flow? Does anything make the room appear cluttered? If any of the furniture looks out of place – even if it’s just because of its style – you may want to remove it and put it in storage until you move into your next home.
Living Room Staging Tip #2: Bring in the Outdoors
There’s always room for a plant in the living room, even if it’s a small one. You don’t have to choose a native plant, either – something green and thriving is a great way to show buyers that you live in a comfortable, welcoming and nurturing place. Choose a hardy plant that’s easy to keep alive, like mother-in-law’s tongue, so you don’t have to focus a lot of attention on it.
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Living Room Staging Tip #3: Go Neutral Where Possible
Try to keep your living room as neutral as possible. If that means putting up a fresh coat of paint, that may be the route you have to take. The bottom line is that you want buyers to be able to envision themselves living in your space – but if it’s too personalized, they’ll have a tough time doing that. While you’re reconsidering your color scheme, think about removing personalized decor (such as family photos, politically-themed decor, religious items and sports memorabilia) so that buyers can see a neutral space that they can customize in their imaginations.
Living Room Staging Tip #4: Be Strategic With Mirror Placement
Mirrors really open up a space, and even if your living room is exceptionally large, they’re a great way to reflect light and make the room look larger than it is. Try to hang mirrors opposite large windows, but if the views are less-than-spectacular, hang them perpendicular to the windows where they’ll still capture light.
Pro Tip: If you’re taking down family photos and other personalized decor, replace them with mirrors. Naturally, you don’t want mirrors all over all of your walls – it’s a home for sale, not a funhouse – but a few in the right places can make your living room look like it’s been professionally designed.
Living Room Staging Tip #5: Rely on Accents for Color
You need to show buyers that your living room is a relaxing, fun and flexible space, and the way to do that is to rely on accents for color. You should have a palette for the whole room with a few accents – like throw blankets and sofa pillows – to top things off. You can create a lot of visual appeal with a small piece of decor, so that’s what you should aim for to avoid overwhelming buyers.
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