10 Common Home Staging Mistakes You Need to Avoid

A well-staged home will sell faster and stand out against the rest. It’s a great way to highlight your home’s best features and make more from your sale.  But there are common home staging errors that can prevent your home from being sold. In this post, we’ll be going over a few home staging mistakes people often make when trying to sell their homes so you can avoid them.

It’s not about keeping it cohesive

When staging your home, it’s important to make sure there is an overall design theme. You should choose colors that complement each other. Avoid using bold or cluttered colors and inconsistent color schemes. Check out this post for tips on selecting the right color palette to stage your home.

Not Going Neutral

When selling your home, it’s important to make sure it appeals to a wide audience. You don’t want anything to be too personal. Avoid polarizing decor. Instead, stick with neutral colors, patterns, or designs. 

You ignore simple home improvement projects

Potential buyers want homes that can be moved in. When they view your home, they don’t want to be calculating any extra costs in their head due to changes that need to be made. Simple changes such as a new coat of paint or updated light fixtures, can make a big difference. You should get rid of all old decor, including wallpapers and draperies. These small improvements are worth the investment.

Photography Professionals are not required

A close-up shot of a coffee table details in a living room.

Bad photography will reduce potential buyer traffic, regardless of how beautifully your home is staged. While staging your home, it’s important to keep in mind how your home will be photographed. This will force you to take multiple shots of your home.

Choose the wrong artwork

When used properly, artwork can help complement your home’s design. For instance, a tall piece of artwork can highlight a home’s lofted ceilings. The wrong artwork can distract from the home and make it look unattractive. Avoid art that is too bright or colorful. Check out this post for more ideas on how to select the right artwork to stage your house.

Incorrect Furniture Layout

A living room seating area with light purple couches.

Your furniture layout matters more than you think. This will help you create a flow in your home. Also, ensure your furniture is appropriate for each room. If the furniture is too large for a given room, it can create a feeling of being cramped.

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