Avoid These 5 Home Staging Mistakes


Home staging is a necessary component of prepping one’s house for the real estate market. However when staging, it is crucial to elude silly mistakes so that potential buyers don’t pass up your house. Avoid these 5 home staging mistakes when readying your house for the market.

Cluttered cupboards: During an open house, visitors are not just looking at the floor plan and open spaces, they’re likely to peak inside your cupboards and closets as well. If these spaces are messy or cluttered, it can give buyer the impression that storage space is at a minimum, rather than a realistic representation.

Loud paint colors: Just because you love the bright red palette you chose to decorate your living room, does not mean others will. By painting the rooms in your home neutral colors, buyers can see the potential of a space for their own future décor.

Overly ornate or beat-up furniture: Using ostentatious furniture or even worn and dated furniture can disrupt the clean lines you want to create in your staging. When choosing furniture for display, less is more and simple is better.

Thematic staging: While staging themed rooms like nurseries or office spaces can be appealing to some buyers, there can be times with the themes just don’t work in a space and can throw of the overall flow of the home.

Dusty or messy rooms: If your home is layered with dust, your tub is grimy, and your spaces are cluttered, buyers won’t be able to see beyond the mess. Though it can time-consuming, do your best to ensure your house is spic and span for every viewing.

Good home staging can dramatically improve the look of your home so that it sells quickly and for the best price. When staging, it is best to consult your realtor or a home staging expert to maximize the home’s true selling potential.