Avoid These 5 Common Home Staging Mistakes
As a novice home stager, I made my fair share of mistakes. With years of experience and knowledge under my belt, I am here to share some tricks of the trade and the 5 most common mistakes to avoid when attempting a DIY home staging project.
Line furniture against the wall.
With furniture lining the perimeter of a room, the room appears uninviting and boring. To avoid this novice error try rearranging your furniture in smaller clustered groups. Start with the largest pieces of furniture and move them around until your room looks and feels balanced. Fill in any gaps with smaller accent pieces. Diagonal placement to walls is a great way to get your furniture away from the walls while still maximizing space.
Limit the amount of DIY crafts on display.
DIY crafting is fun, inexpensive and an easy way to personalize your home but when it comes to staging too much of a good thing really can be a bad thing. Large displays of DIY décor increase the risk of cheapening the appearance of your home. When displaying your DIY projects keep your highest quality pieces on display to give a high-end appearance.
Choose the perfect colour scheme.
Start with a neutral background color, then choose a complementary colour that lands close to your background colour on the colour wheel. Your third colour is your accent colour. When choosing colours, it’s important to pick complementary colour schemes however, use your accent colour to your advantage to give some life to your space.
Consider your budget.
Avoid getting yourself into a negative situation by setting out your budget BEFORE beginning your project.
Keep some detail.
While a large part of home staging is decluttering it's important that you don’t go overboard. Keep interesting pieces such as plants, artwork, and books to give your home some personality however, remove any personal photos, family artwork or other items that have a distinct personal connection to you.