If you are preparing your home for sale and are having trouble with furniture placement, the answer may be in switching the furniture from one room to another. After many years of living with a certain furniture arrangement, many sellers can't visualize it any other way. Most furniture is placed for comfort and convenience, based on the owners' needs. When selling, furniture placement should be used to appeal to potential buyers... showing space and function.
This is where professional home staging becomes very important.
I admit, when I first entered this home, it didn't come to me right away, and at first I attempted to make the furniture work where I found it. Once I stood back and really looked at the space, it became quite clear that the living room and dining room should be reversed.
The living room had two love seats and two chairs crowded into a small area. The area being used as a dining room was more spacious and not being used to its full potential.
Originally the two red sofas were crowded into a small family room. Once again, too much furniture and too little space. The sofas became more impressive and inviting when moved into the larger space.
LIVING/DINING AREA BEFORE:
LIVING/DINING AREA AFTER:
The homeowners were not willing to tackle the task of removing the flowered wallpaper around the windows, but they were willing to remove it from around the door and post and it made a huge difference:
This was not an expensive transformation. All furniture and accessories used were found within the home.
Another benefit of this home staging is the improved MLS photos. This house was originally listed in February using the "before" photos and is now listed using the "after" photos.
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