Kiki Interiors - Decor and Staging

Sunday, December 11, 2016

5 Home Staging Tricks - that work!

We have been staging homes for the resale (and new home market) for a number of years now and while styles and trends change there are definitely some tried and true home staging tricks that work every time!


1. Inviting entry with potted plants or flowers - this little trick makes everyone feel welcome, it adds a splash of colour and a 'breath of fresh air'.  The front door is the first impression so you want to start off on the right foot! Be sure to maintain these plants/flowers and keep it seasonal for maximum effect.

 Charming Fiberglass Front Doors With Glass : Glass Front Door With ...:
Photo from entrop.com

2. Extra pillows on the bed and the sofa - fluffy pillows have a real warmth to them and they certainly add that element to a living room, family room and bedroom.  Throw pillows also allow you to add an extra design touch to a space - a pop of colour and some pattern make a space look instantly fresh and with a designer's touch.

Here are some great sofa styling tips: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/129478558012168114/

Here are some great bed styling tips: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/107945722293574579/

In this room the pop of bright color from 2 pillows is accentuated by the grey and white colors surrounding them. White is a bright color too. In this case it is positioned on every surface in this room. The white coffee table (from HomeGoods) helps visually in making this vignette feel complete and anchors the space.Ā  Sponsored by HomeGoods:
Photo from 2ladiesandachair.com

3.  Clean white towels - ever notice that in boutique and luxury hotels you always see these plush, clean white towels and robes? Well, take that cue and stage your bathroom with some fresh and clean pure white towels, buyers will immediately think of luxury, relaxation or a spa experience - play into that feeling and use it to your advantage. This simple addition will make buyers associate that feeling with your bathroom.

Master Bath:
 Photo from flickr.com

4. Setting the table - staging is all about presenting the home in it's best light, but we want to be sure to make buyers feel like this is their next home not like they are just visiting. By setting the table you are 'setting the scene', buyers will be able to better picture themselves hosting a dinner party, entertaining for the holidays or having Sunday family dinner.  It's another emotional connection made with staging that helps the buyers feel more at home.

Home Staging before and after photos:
 Photo from rjkhomesolutions.com

5. Add a pop of colour in the kitchen - the kitchen is one the hot spots when it comes to selling your home.  Buyers want a  clean and current looking kitchen, and they are willing to pay more for a home that has updated kitchens and bathrooms.  But even the most stunning kitchen can look a little flat in the listing photos - try adding a fresh pop of colour, we love a bowl of lemons, yellow always photographs well and it really attracts the eye.  But fresh flowers, fruit bowl, a tray with wine, a colourful tea kettle are all great ideas to add just a little accent to the kitchen without distracting or over powering the space.

 Tips for getting the most from your fresh flowers - ZDesign At Home:


Photo from ZDesign at Home

We all know that cleaning, decluttering and repairs are needed plus we know that updates in paint, flooring and lighting make great returns and great impressions on buyers.  Current finishes in bathrooms and kitchens are also a hot commodity but there are certain staging tricks that really connect with buyers

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