Many people are not sure what the difference is when they hear of home staging versus decorating a home. When you decorate your home, you do it for your tastes and for your family’s needs. When you stage a home, you want to make it appealing, but not really taste specific. It should appeal to the broadest swath of potential buyers.
You will want a home that is functional, welcoming and organized. A professional home stager – interior decorator can help you make your home beautiful, whether you are looking to sell it, just moved in, or are ready to redecorate.
A home is the biggest investment that most Canadians will ever make. Staging your home before listing it will help your home to show well compared to others on the market. Statistics do show that staged homes sell faster and for more money. Some realtors will even pay for the cost of staging as it helps to make their job easier. Regardless, a professional stager can go through your home and determine what needs to be done to get it ‘show home’ ready. This can mean DE-cluttering, furniture placement, painting, repairing, etc. Getting rid of obvious problems (cracks, broken drawers, burnt out lights), clutter (toys, nick knacks, outside junk), visible dirt, odors, and more – can go a long way to making your house desirable – often at a low cost – and certainly much less than a price reduction. If your carpets and floors are unsightly, it pays to have a professional carpet tile cleaner to renew them rather than try to replace them.
With staging, you want to keep your rooms neutral, with simple color schemes and a few punches of color. Arranging the room so the focus is on the home architecture will help to sell the features of the home rather than distract from them. You want to appeal to a wide audience and must view your home from a buyer’s prospective. You want to make your home a comfortable place they could envision themselves living in.
If you have just purchased a home, it is worth investing in a professional decorator to make the most of your space and to avoid costly mistakes. Interior decorators can help you make the most of the rooms and furniture placement, as well as help select paint colors, lighting and more.
If you are in the Oakville, Burlington, Milton or Mississauga area, call Divine Home for your staging and decorating needs: (905) 466-2503.