Premiere Home Stagers received a request for a staging consult for an occupied home. The location was in a desirable neighborhood and the house had recently been updated.
This is the first room one sees when entering the front door.
The dining room is directly opposite the living room in the front of the house. The red accent wall was carried over into the family room.
Now, even though home buyers usually do not purchase the existing furniture, most buyers have a hard time visualizing where their furniture might go when they are distracted by worn-out furniture. It’s a possibility that because the furniture is “tired,” they might relate that the house is also tired, which is simply not true in this case.
You need to use what you have in making each room feel more spacious, welcoming, and functional. Like a puzzle, each piece belongs in a particular place. The brown sofa was removed and the white sofa, coffee table, and floor lamp were brought in from the formal living room. The area rug makes more of an impact here rather than underneath the dining room table.
By moving the TV to the long wall, more natural light can enter. The fireplace is now the focal point and the beloved comfy recliner doesn’t detract.
I removed the table leaf and the globe. The corner bar went into the formal living room. The off-white table runner complements the chair cushions and doesn’t compete with the red wall color. The room feels more intimate and doesn’t impede the walkway to the kitchen.
Now that the wine bar was re-positioned into this room, it has the function of serving drinks before a dinner party. This room can be a flexible space depending upon what you need it to be. Perhaps the next buyer will use this front room as an office, a music room, or even a playroom.
There is a fine balance between floor space and furniture placement. You want prospective buyers to be able to freely move throughout your house and envision themselves living there. Call Premiere Home Stagers to help you accomplish that at 608-345-9396.