Staging an open concept floor plan in a vacant house can be challenging. Perhaps it is why this vacant house has been on the market for a while. It is difficult for people to visualize where their furniture should go when there are few walls.
The idea in an open floor plan is to make each room different from the others. This formal living room can be a place for a reading nook, a conversation area, a place for electronic tablet or smartphone use, or a place to have cocktails before entering the dining area.
The open screen separates the living room from the hallway and defines the room better.
The formal dining room is directly opposite the living room. The overhead light fixture directs the table and chairs placement.
A touch of gold and aqua makes this room stand out and accentuates the tan wall color. The buffet table neatly tucks into the recessed wall.
Each area is separate, yet complements each other. Using black and gold with an aqua accent color elevates the status of these rooms.
A corner fireplace dictates where the furniture should go to maintain it as a focal point.
This room is more light and fun than the formal spaces. The lime green pillows accentuate the green and gray club chairs and the area rug. Overhead fireplace lighting creates a certain ambience, enhanced with a floor lamp nearby.
When staging, you need to be cognizant of where the electric outlets are located. Luckily, there was a floor outlet near the railing for a table lamp.
Instead of using another table and chairs similar to the dining room, Premiere Home Stagers used a pub table with two chairs. There is a breakfast bar nearby that can accommodate two more. More space around the pub table enables people to move out onto the deck through the patio door.
Even though this house was lovely, the open concept floor plan made it hard for prospective buyers to see its potential. After staging, it becomes apparent that this house will work for almost everyone. Call Premiere Home Stagers at 608-345-9396.