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Stage Up, Sell Faster:


Article by Susan Brewer

Photography by Susan Brewer

Selling your home? Staging is key! But what if your square footage feels a bit limited? No worries! Here are clever staging tricks to create the illusion of spaciousness and attract buyers seeking an airy, open feel:

Lighten Up & Declutter:

  • Embrace Natural Light: Maximize natural light by cleaning windows, trimming overgrown landscaping, and removing heavy curtains. Opt for light-filtering options instead.
  • Embrace Light Walls & Furniture: Neutral paint colors (think whites, light greys, or beiges) reflect light and create a sense of airiness. Choose furniture in similar light tones to complement the space.

Strategize Furniture Placement:

  • Open Up the Flow: Arrange furniture to promote easy movement throughout the room. Avoid blocking walkways or creating cramped corners.
  • Less is More: Don’t overcrowd the space with excessive furniture. Use smaller pieces, place them strategically against walls, and consider multifunctional furniture to maximize space.

Mirrors, Mirrors on the Wall:

  • Strategic Reflection: Well-placed mirrors can visually expand a room. Position them opposite windows to reflect light and create the illusion of more depth.

Emphasize Vertical Space:

  • Draw the Eye Up: Hang artwork, shelves, or cabinets higher on walls to draw the eye upwards and make ceilings appear taller.
  • Utilize Tall Plants: Tall, slender plants add a touch of nature and visually elongate the vertical space.

Accessorize with Intention:

  • Statement Pieces Over Clutter: Opt for a few statement pieces instead of a multitude of small objects. This creates a sense of order and prevents visual clutter.
  • Area Rugs Define Space: Use area rugs to define specific living areas without visually closing off the space. Choose lighter color rugs with clean lines.

Ready to Stage Your Home for Maximum Impact?

We at Susan Brewer Service First Real Estate can help! Our expert stagers have the know-how to transform your space and create an inviting atmosphere that appeals to buyers seeking a spacious home.

Contact us today for a free consultation!

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