If you are selling your home and it is vacant, what does a buyer see? It’s what they don’t see that counts. They have a hard time visualizing their furniture in the room. So if a buyer can’t picture themselves enjoying that room, they are unlikely to buy your home.
Staging can be expensive, but it usually pays off. It can make the difference between the status of your home changing to “Sold” or to “Expired”. Staging helps a buyer feel emotionally connected to your home and fall in love with your home.
Here are some ideas to help your living room say “warm and cozy”.
If you have a fireplace, a mirror over the top will help this become the focal point of the room.
Place an area rug underneath the coffee table and add some magazines on the table.
Place a plant strategically in the room. For example, it would be a great way to cover up cable wires.
Arrange furniture so there are definitely defined areas in the room, and use smaller sofas and chairs to make the room appear larger.
Let the light shine through the windows and plug in lamps to brighten up any dark corners.