When potential home buyers are viewing the different rooms in your home for sale, they are trying to visualize in their minds what their family or loved ones would look like in the various spaces, what activities would be accommodated, and how their interests would fit in the home should they decide to purchase it. This is why home staging experts always recommend staging rooms as neutral and as broadly-appealing as possible in order to make them visually attractive to a larger audience.
Rooms are very important because they are not just partitions or segments within the home, but they are the living spaces in which the members of the family can rest, have privacy, or maintain their personal areas. It is not always necessary to create gender-specific or age-specific home staging plans for the bedrooms. After all, you do not know the specifics of every single client who will come to your home for viewings. What is advisable is to create aesthetically-pleasing rooms that allow the buyers to see themselves in the space.
What are some common mistakes in staging rooms that you should avoid?
- Don’t match designs and colors too much. A room that is only decorated using one color or design will look bland, restrictive, and unimaginative. It can also make the room seem smaller, especially if the entire area is decorated in one dark shade such as black or dark blue. Use at least two or three different hues and patterns. For a cozy ambiance, avoid set beddings as well; mix and match for some creativity.
- Stay away from chaotic combinations of patterns and colors. On the other hand, the extreme of too many unrelated patterns and designs should also be avoided when staging a room. Polka dots, plaid or checkered prints, or contrasting colors don’t all have to be used in one space or area of the room. Choose a couple that stand out or go with the overall look of the room, and leave out the rest. As a general rule, you can utilize one print pattern for a mix of solid colors.
- Don’t over accessorize. Decorating accents and fixtures create a lot of visual impact when used appropriately. But when overdone, they are distracting and do more harm than good in appealing to your potential clients. Besides, personal collections, trinkets, or knickknacks are often too personal and should not be used for home staging. One or two well-positioned accessories are generally okay, but don’t overwhelm your potential home buyers with too much.
- Get the right furniture. One common mistake is placing the wrong-sized furniture in a room. A bed that is too big for a bedroom will make the space look smaller than it is, and also restrict movement. On the other hand, if it’s too small, the room will look lonely and unfinished. Another usual mistake is placing furniture near doorways or hallways, making movement limited and becoming a distraction as well. Furniture should be functional and also complement the overall space.