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Home Staging Directory and free tips:

List of home stagers

We've complied a list of home staging companies and individuals (at no charge to them). Here is a list of stagers in your area  Simply select any of these "redesigners" to link to their site.  

HelpingHomeSellers links to over 1500 stager sites. Many stagers display before and after pictures. Just viewing a few sites should demonstrate how a transformed space can add excitement and marketability to just about any room.    

Home stagers often travel a considerable distance–so don’t despair if one isn't in your immediate area. Contact them about their rates and areas of expertise.  

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 Staging Tips 

Here is a sampling of staging tips that stagers could recommend. Note how they are inexpensive and really quite simple.

  • Update your entryway with new house numbers. Large black or nickel numbers add a touch of class. Replace outdated house “numbers” that are spelled out in script, like Seven Eighty Five with 785.
  • Create an aura of sophistication. Place lights that highlight walks and landscaping.
  •  Add annuals to an entryway, deck or patio with hanging baskets and large planters.
  • Add a colorful potted plant in your kitchen or a cookbook display with a smart cover.
  • Every room should have a focal point or highlight. If not, consider adding an area rug or an impressive picture or mirror–something positive that catches the eye.
  • A row of fashionable or artsy pictures (not family pictures) add spunk to a long, bland hallway.
  • A large colorful potted plant or tree can mask a bare corner or add “height” to a room.
  • Get fresh cut flowers for the dining room table or other strategic location.
  • A new plush comforter and extra pillows are a great investment for bedroom appeal.
  • A nightstand with a carefully placed novel creates a relaxing presentation.
  • A card table in a rec room that displays a partially finished puzzle, a dollhouse or any of a variety of hobbies helps solidify a feeling of home.
  • Reposition a bed at an angle from the corner, with a table and decorative plant behind it.
  • A fireplace in the summer can still project a romantic look by filling it with birch logs.
  • Bathrooms deserve new, plush towels, a fabric shower curtain and vanity accessories.
  • A tri-fold screen can help hide a messy area like an equipment laden office corner.
  • Imitations of updated ceiling fixtures from major home centers add immediate appeal.
  • A bare dining room table takes on drama with a fashionable runner and centerpiece. Avoid the tendency to over accessorize and draw attention away from the room itself.
  • Group decorative items instead of having them spread throughout a room.
  • A closet, pantry or laundry room takes on a smart look by organizing items into stylish bins and baskets. Neatly arrange what remains.
  • If moving out and selling a vacant home, leave a few larger pieces of furniture as it helps buyers to better envision size and arrangement potential. 
  • Strategic wall switches with light dimmers  help create a romantic mood.
  • Unfinished basement? Carpet the stairs to this lower level and stir the imagination of the buyer as to it's potential.
  • Float your sofa and coffee table away from walls to achieve a designer look.
  • Quickly change the look in a room by using accessories like area rugs, sofa pillows, slipcovers, a picture, a mirror or a throw blanket.
                       Clutter or enhancement?

The addition of props and enhancements would appear to clash with the recommendations to eliminate clutter and scale down your furnishings. There is a fine line here, and a professional with an objective view can make acceptable proposals from inside your home.

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