In a vacant on-market house, every space must have a purpose. Kitchens may be where buyers envision family dinners while the sitting room is where they picture themselves socializing and relaxing.
Chicagoland Home Staging designers are experts at transforming properties into inviting and elegant spaces. Here is a stunning before and after sitting room staging that will give inspiration for your next home sale.
Before Sitting Room Staging
This sitting room features a beautiful drop-down light fixture, square windows, French doors, and crown molding. Full of potential, this blank canvas was ready to impress buyers and entice them to put in an immediate offer.
After Sitting Room Staging
This room was elevated to a luxurious level after the introduction of an elegant furniture collection. Each item is chosen to work together and move the buyer’s eye around the room.
To make the room look bigger and brighter, three glass lamps were added. Linear artwork directs the eye upward and adds depth to the room. Neutral furnishings also add to the illusion of size, while a glass coffee table reflects light around the room.
Sitting Room Staging Tips
Creating a “Seating Moment”
The most important piece of furniture in a sitting room is the featured chair or sofa. Chicagoland Home Staging designers created a round “seating moment” with a primary sofa on the largest wall faced by symmetrical chairs on either side of the back door. These elements compliment the symmetry of the two windows on the back wall and French doors behind the chairs.
By using a cooler color palette, Chicagoland Home Staging designers introduced a light-toned rug to brighten the darker flooring. White furniture was included to visually expand the room and elongate the primary back wall. Drops of high contrast in the paintings and black back table compliment the light fixture and give visual interest to the space.
+ Include points of contrast
+ Choose a warm or cool color pallet and be consistent throughout
+ Use white furniture to radiate light and elegance
Lines and Eye Movement
Notice where the eye is drawn to first. Is it the artwork hanging on the wall, the rug, or the back cabinet? All these items work together to create movement, using elements to give focal points and guide a viewers eye around the room.
+ Use interesting lines to attract the eye
+ Limit patterns to 2-3 areas (ex. two walls and one rug)
+ Geometric shapes, swirls, and textures can also contribute to movement
Textures and Materials
Chicagoland Home Staging has mastered the art of evoking emotion through textures. By incorporating different types of materials, a space is elevated beyond basic. Take note of the textures added by the rug, chairs, and coffee table accessories.
+ Choose accent chairs with the same fabrics
+ Add extra texture with pillows and accessories
+ Layer rugs over wood flooring
Elevate Your Property’s Listing
Our team of experts and designers are passionate about inspiring you with the possibilities your space could have, while ultimately helping your home sell faster. To learn more about how we transform vacant homes with staging to help your home sell faster, contact Chicagoland Home Staging for an instant home quote in DuPage County!