Needless to say that French doors are an important feature of a house, so it is crucial that you show them. And it is equally crucial to make them accessible to the buyers, who most of the time want to open them to see where they lead
This family room was located right in front of the entry door, which means that when you opened the door the first thing you saw was the back of the sofa. But that wasn’t the only thing that didn’t work. Overall, the room wasn’t welcoming. This is why we decided to add a second sofa, a rug, another lamp and some pillows, by keeping, at the same time, some of the owner’s items. The right accessories can definitely make a room look and feel cozier.
TVs should never be placed in front of windows when you get your house ready for the market. First of all, windows should always be accessible, and secondly, it gives the buyer the message that you don’t know where else to place the TV (lack of space?). Finally, decorating-wise, it just looks out of place.
Master bedrooms shouldn’t look too feminine (or too masculine). The staging philosophy of making a house look neutral should be applied to this area as well. To make a bedroom look less feminine try not to use too many floral items or too much pink.
Dressers are a very nice addition to the furnishing of a bedroom, however, sometimes it is better not to use them, especially if the bedrooms are small. In this case, we decided to leave the space in front of the bed empty in order to give buyers the impression of a bigger room.
For this staging, my goal was being able to fit one queen bed and two nightstands along the wall between the French doors and the bedroom door, even though I wasn’t sure there was enough space. Eventually, we were able to stage the room according to the plan, but most importantly we were able to avoid that the master bedroom door bumped into the nightstand when it was completely open. www.creatinginteriors.com