The second season of HGTV’s Selling New York debuts soon and has us thinking…does staging really help sell a house? The definition of staging is such: Staging involves preparing your home to sell by accentuating its advantages or reducing the perceived negatives. Results are often a quicker sale for much more than expected.
What is the best decorating style to help sell a house? There are so many styles of decor from Mid-Century Modern to Tuscan, from Contemporary, Transitional, to Traditional. Whatever style you choose, in order to sell quickly experts say keep it airy, light, and neutral.
Expert interior designers also say, grouping furniture is always better than pushing all of your furniture against the wall. While you may think placing furniture against every wall, like a police lineup, is the best way to make a room look larger…it is exactly the opposite. Also, many of us currently live with less lighting than you actually need. There are three important forms of lighting task, ambient (general lighting), task, and accent lighting. Strategic lighting makes a space feel warm and well decorated…so light up!
With popularity of design and real estate shows, buyers expect to be impressed nowadays. A fresh coat of a light colored paint (and we don’t mean white!) gives a room a luxury touch. Also, don’t be afraid to use darker colors in a powder room or on a small accent wall. This is an easy way to glam up an otherwise average room.
Whatever your style or design, stay away from themes. Themes include everything being from one decorating style, for example Asian decor. Everything does not have to center around screens, chopsticks, and Chinese characters painted on the wall to match your favorite tatoo. Also, there is nothing worse than walking into French Country kitchen that has rooster wallpaper borders, a rooster tablescape, and roosters magnets on the fridge. Break up a theme-y room and try not to go crazy with the Mad Men inspirations either.
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