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Home Staging Tips You Won’t Want To Miss

If you are planning on selling your home, staging it correctly is a must. This means presenting your home in the best possible manner to encourage a sale. So, let’s take a look at some of the best home staging tips.

Three quick staging tips for your children’s bedroom

Peppa Pig and Thomas the Tank Engine may fascinate your children, but they’re not going to captivate potential buyers. Let’s be honest, children’s bedrooms can be a bit of a headache when it comes to home staging. One thing you are bound to find yourself saying is, “where did all of these toys come from?” But don’t panic, here are three top tips to make staging your kid’s room easier…

  1. De-clutter – De-clutter is a phrase you hear a lot in the world of home staging, but it is especially important when it comes to children’s bedrooms! You may be used to your little one’s bedroom being covered in toys, but the buyer actually wants to see the floor!
  2. Choose a general theme – There is nothing wrong with having a theme in your child’s bedroom. You don’t have to disguise that it’s your kid’s room. Just don’t go for anything to taste-specific. You don’t want the room to look like a shrine to a specific cartoon character. The best thing to do is keep it simple but add pops of color. You can add color to your bedroom with patterned blinds or a fun duvet cover, for example. This does not require a lot of effort.
  3. Let natural light in – Open the curtains and let as much natural light into the room as possible. Kids bedrooms should be fun and bright. There is nothing that makes a child’s room look more unappealing than dim light.

What is your home’s complexion?

Ask any home stager and they will tell you that paint is the easiest way to make a big change to your property! It can revitalize your home – making it look lovely and welcoming. But, before you can even begin to think about paint, you need to discover your home’s complexion!

Why? Well, your home’s complexion determines what color of paint will look good! A warm complexion lends itself well to beige and tan, whilst a cool complexion is ideal for white and grey. Notice the use of neutral colors! They appeal to a wider audience and ensure your home is ready to move in to.

Signs that your home has a warm complexion:

  •   Your roof and stone/brick is tan, rust or brown
  •   Metals used are copper or brass
  •   Your kitchen appliances are tan, ivory or off-white
  •   Your floors are terra cotta, coffee, warm beige or off-white
  •   Your cabinets are birch, pine or oak
  •   Your countertops are tan or brown

Signs that your home has a warm complexion:

  •   Your roof and brick/stone is grey, blue or black
  •   Metals used are stainless steel, black natural iron, chrome or pewter
  •   Your kitchen appliances are stainless steel, white or black
  •   Your floors are white, grey, black, blue or taupe
  •   Your cabinets are cherry, maple or whitewashed
  •   Your countertops are white, grey, blue or black

Determine your home’s complexion and you can be sure of color success!

Five home staging mistakes you must avoid!

Staging your home is necessary if you want it to sell, but needless to say, you need to get it right! Avoid these home staging nightmares…

  1. Painting with intense dark colors – Do you really want your viewers to leave your home feeling depressed? Dark and intense colors close spaces and create an atmosphere that is cold and unwelcoming. Such shades are taste specific – not everyone will appreciate them!
  2. Neglecting storage spaces – Over 80 percent of buyers state storage as one of their must-haves! If your cupboards and closets are crammed with items they won’t be able to see how much storage space there is!
  3. Adding personality – Now is not the time to show your quirky tastes and creative side! Keep it neutral to appeal to all buyers.
  4. Blocking light – Forgetting to open your curtains and turn on your lights is a rookie error, yet one that so many people make! Letting natural light into your home is extremely important, as it opens up the space and can highlight the main features of a room.
  5. Keeping your family photos out – Family photos remind the buyers that the house is not theirs! It makes it difficult for them to connect.

In addition to putting your home’s best face forward, comfort is a consideration. Make sure heating and cooling temperatures set for optimal airflow for visitors.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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