Premiere Home Stagers went to an occupied consultation recently. The 1179 sq.ft house faced north.
The front door opened directly into the living room. A puffy green sofa and love-seat, plus a heavy slate coffee table and 2 end tables took up the entire living room.
The paint on one side of the living room was dark red. The other side had pine paneling. It felt dark even though the sun was shining. What to do?
Lighten it up!! How?
- Add a table lamp and a floor lamp (there was only a ceiling fan with a light kit)
- Re-paint the dark red a creamy off-white with some yellowish undertones to complement the paneling and the faux stone where a wood stove used to be
- Shampoo the dark green area rug
- Remove the slate coffee table and replace it with a black faux-leather ottoman (from the basement)
- Remove one end table; replace with a tall shelf unit with decorative items in the corner to add some height
- Add a few plants to the front bay window
- Replace the front window wood blinds (which were broken) with two side curtain panels
- Hang another piece of artwork
- Remove the loveseat and add a neutral, patterned chair:
Premiere Home Stagers had recommendations for the other rooms as well. The “to-do” list is manageable, but will take some effort within the next two weeks to get the house ready to list with a minimum of purchases–some paint, a few pillows, and two curtain panels. The homeowners realize the implications of staging their house. They are likely to sell faster and for more money.
Call Premiere Home Stagers for your consult: 608-345-9396