At Chicagoland Home Staging we view home staging as the art of preparing a property for sale by highlighting its best features and create a lifestyle that will appeal to potential buyers. Whether you’re selling a small apartment or a luxurious mansion, home staging can make a huge difference in how quickly you sell and for how much money.
Here are the key principles of home staging and some of our teams best tips and tricks for making your home look its best while on the market.
First Impressions Matter When Selling a Home
One of the most important principles of home staging is creating a positive first impression. Buyers make up their minds about a property within seconds of walking in the door, so it’s essential to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere right from the start. This can be achieved through simple things like adding fresh flowers or plants, ensuring that the space is well-lit, and decluttering to create a feeling of spaciousness.
Neutralize the Property
When it comes to home staging, less is often more. You want to simplify so potential buyers can envision themselves living in the space. Make sure to minimize personal items and décor that might distract from the space itself. Pair back to create a clean and neutral backdrop, but be careful not to strip everything down to bare walls giving the room that sterile feel. Aim for the perfect combination of clean, streamlined lines as shown above in the image, with a stylish look to define a home’s personality.
Opt for Light and Bright Spaces
Good lighting is essential when evoking a buyer’s emotions during a sale. If your property has plenty of natural light, make the most of it by keeping curtains and blinds open and ensuring that windows are clean and free of obstructions. If your home is lacking in natural light, invest in some strategically placed lamps and light fixtures to create a warm and welcoming ambiance.
Pay Attention to Details
When it comes to home staging, the details matter. Small touches like clutter free counter tops, freshly made beds and fluffy towels, can make a big difference in the home’s appearance during a showing. Our team at Chicagoland Home Staging has access to a huge inventory of furnishings to help display a cohesive and stylish look throughout your home that homebuyers will aspire to.
Create a Cohesive Flow
When staging a home, it’s important to create a sense of flow and continuity throughout the space. Start by focusing on the natural traffic flow of the home and avoid blocking walkways with bulky furniture. It’s also important to ensure that each room feels connected to the others. Consider the overall flow of your home, and make adjustments as needed to create a cohesive look with color, textures, and patterns, which is particularly important in open layout floor plans.
Do you have a new home listing in need of some home staging to highlight the property’s features? Contact Chicagoland Home Staging for an instant home quote in DuPage County!