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Home staging tips for every room of your home.

Updated: May 16, 2023

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on home staging tips for every room of your home. Whether you're preparing to sell your property or simply looking to enhance its overall appeal, staging plays a crucial role in creating a welcoming and captivating atmosphere. In this article, we'll explore expert advice and practical strategies to transform each room into a showcase that resonates with potential buyers and leaves a lasting impression. From the living room to the kitchen, bedrooms to bathrooms, we've got you covered with valuable insights that will help you maximize your home's potential and increase its market value. Get ready to discover the art of staging and unlock the true potential of your space.

Home staging tips for living room

staging idea for living room
living room staging

  • Remove unnecessary furniture to create more space

  • If you have dark curtains, replace them with the neutral-colored ones

  • Update lighting if it’s dim

  • Put cords and wires out of sight

  • Open the blinds to let more natural light in

  • Pull furniture away from the walls

  • If the walls are painted in a dark color, consider painting them with a lighter neutral color

  • Remove personal photos and decor

  • Add warm touches like flowers or attractive decor (vases, throw pillows, candles, coffee table books)

  • Hang the largest piece of art on your largest wall

  • Declutter (put away books and magazines, clear surfaces from personal items)

Dining room staging

  • Improve lighting (open blinds, hang light-colored curtains, update lighting fixtures)

  • Declutter

  • If using table leaves, remove them to make the room look bigger

  • Add house plants, a bowl of fruit or a flower arrangement

  • Set the table (only if it adds to the ambiance, not distracts from it)

Bedroom staging

  • Change the bedding so it’s fresh

  • Add pillow and throw blankets

  • Remove personal items

  • Declutter the closets and bookshelves

  • Pull the bed away from the walls

  • In the closet, organize clothes on the hangers. Don’t overcrowd, and try to use the same kind of hanger.

Kitchen staging

staging idea for kitchen
Kitchen staging

  • Clean the refrigerator inside and out. If you are using it, empty it or at least organize and declutter.

  • Clear and clean the counters

  • Clean the oven

  • Update or repaint cabinets if they’re dated

  • Clean or remove appliances (toaster, coffee maker, kettle)

  • Replace old hardware, knobs or faucet

  • Declutter the cabinets

  • Fix any leaks

Bathroom staging

  • Fix any leaks

  • Caulk if necessary

  • Replace the faucets and a shower head if they’re old

  • Paint or stain the cabinets if they’re dated

  • Hang new, clean towels in a neutral color

  • Provide new soap in an attractive container

  • Clear the area around the sink (remove personal items like toothbrushes)

  • Organize and declutter any drawers, cupboards or closets

  • Empty or put away the wastebasket

  • Clean the mirrors, the toilet, the floor, the shower or the tub

  • Clean or replace the shower curtain

  • Keep the toilet seat down

Hallway/Entryway staging

  • Clean the floor/shampoo if you have carpet

  • Replace a welcome mat if needed

  • Paint the front door if needed

  • Fix the front door if squeaky

  • Consider adding house numbers

  • Replace the mailbox if needed

  • Declutter the coat rack, shoe rack and closets

Outside/Curb appeal

  • Trim the trees and the bushes

  • Mow your lawn

  • Remove dead leaves

  • Clean gutters

  • Add flower boxes or potted plants or plant flowers

  • Cover any bare spots with plants

  • If it’s the holiday season, add some seasonal decorations like a wreath or a few attractive decorations

  • Pressure wash the deck, the patio, the pool area and the exterior of the house

  • Touch up/repaint the exterior of the house if necessary

  • Fix cracks in the sidewalks

  • Add sealant to your blacktop driveway

  • Clear away any debris

  • Declutter (put away tools, toys, pool and grill accessories, rusted and dated outdoor furniture, trash cans)

  • Replace the mailbox if it’s old

  • Upgrade lighting fixtures and doorknobs

  • Accessorize your porch, deck or patio (add attractive furniture and plants, lights, candles, etc.)

Throughout the house

  • Repaint any bright, bold colors with neutral colors

  • If you have dark curtains, replace them with the neutral-colored ones

  • Wash all the windows, inside and outside

  • Convert “themed” rooms into neutral rooms

  • Pack away most toys

  • Clear the surfaces like tables and counters

  • Fix squeaky doors and loose boards

  • Replace any missing fixtures

  • Update lighting

  • Store away any signs of the pets

  • Make sure all windows and doors open quietly and easily

  • Clean ceiling fans

  • Dust all surfaces

  • Clean the floors

Follow these steps, you will be on your way to successfully improve the value of your home and getting it ready for sale.

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