Saturday, August 23, 2014 / by Geri Sonkin
Staging Your Home - Less Is More
There is nothing that shouts something is wrong with this picture more than a totally out ofscale item in a place. If you've ever seen a too small lamp on a nightstand when it should be housing its stately counterpart, you know it makes the whole room look off kilter. If you're in doubt, take a look at the many decorating sites online or the redesign shows on television. The goal of your redone room should be a lovely, pulled together and cohesive space.
If you think you can handle the redesign yourself, be prepared. Know your color choices, understanding if you're doing it to sell your home, you'll want to pick neutral colors that will most likely appeal to a potential buyer. Decide which items you'll keep and which to dispose of. Once again, if the plan is to stage a property, you'll need to determine a function of the room that will make sense to purchasers. If you're unsure, it might make sense to call in a professional stager for a consultation. A relatively inexpensive option, he or she can make suggestions for color, decor and a budget with which you can get the work done.
Don't make the mistake of walking into a store and seeing a piece that appeals to you and buying it without determining first whether it will be an asset to the space. As in most things, a good rule of thumb is less is more.