Friday, November 15, 2019
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Subtle Use of Accessories to Stage a Family Room

by Debra Gould
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A common problem I run into when people stage their own homes is that they’ve read that need to depersonalize and declutter. This is good advice, but when taken to the extreme you can end up with a bland room that doesn’t romance prospective home buyers the way it could. Even subtle changes can bring back the warmth.

family room before staging

family room after staging

This family room looked cold and uninviting when the owners had finished staging it themselves to be neutral. Debra Gould spiced it up using items the family already had. Only a few minor changes can make a subtle but important difference in the overall effect.

I found two antique leather suitcases stored in the garage. We gave them a polish and stacked them to serve as a coffee table. By adding flowers to the table and picking up the same red in accent cushions on the sofa, the room looks more pulled together and more inviting. Replacing the larger art in the corner with two smaller pieces made that area feel less crowded and gave us a much needed piece for an empty wall in another room.

Debra Gould, President Six Elements Inc.

Debra Gould, President Six Elements Inc.

Home staging expert Debra Gould uses much of what a client already has in new ways when decorating a house for the real estate market. This keeps the costs down when staging a house to sell. Contact us to learn more about how Debra can help you.

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