Phase Like A Pro

If you are staging your own dwelling you face roughly challenges that professional person stagers don't face up.

You belike haven't taken an extended online form in habitation staging , or fifty-fifty attended a weekend crash-course in staging.

And you lot likely don't ain a warehouse total of spiffy article of furniture as well as accessories to tap into.

But when yous are a DIY home stager yous have advantages the professional person ones don't have.

You tin function your own furnishings.

You can run amongst your own timeline.

And yous can salve coin.

You power even accept fun too larn about novel tricks to make your next habitation expect together with function better.

The benefits the pros take don't accept to be obstacles to you doing a successful staging of your ain property. There are ways you can simulate the results that adept professional stagers go.

Imitate the training 

I often run into photos of professionally staged rooms that young lady the mark. I don't want to bash the industry equally a whole , merely I mean that but because someone is accredited by a staging school or organization doesn't mean that she or he has the imagination , feel , talent , energy , connections , or resources to make your dwelling equally handsome as well as sell-able as y'all could.

Using your own property , selectively chosen , to phase your abode will relieve money 
in addition to permit y'all bask your habitation patch it'sec on the market. Photo: Alice Lane 

Having lived inwards your ain dwelling house , y'all know what'second both unique together with less-than-ideal almost it. Most of us know what everyday traffic patterns role best with our floor plans. You probably know from rearranging article of furniture over time what looks best. You know the rooms that get the near compliments from visitors. You know what yous similar nigh your domicile , within too out.

By reading my eBooks together with my weblog , you lot tin can zippo inward on what gaps you meet inward your staging instruction. If there are certain rooms that appear problematic , yous can make a search correct here to read inwards the archives about how to phase them to sell. Look inwards the sidebar labels to meet what topics interest yous.

You tin as well report my Pinterest Boards , where I've carefully curated images and stories specifically targeted to assist DIY stagers. These Pins are not just pretty pictures together with impractical or obvious advice. They pass yous the guidance as well as encouragement you desire , whether inspirational or hands-on tutorials.

Imitate the inventory

So you don't have stacks of dining chairs , rows of dressers , too shelves total of fluffy pillows to dress your home on the market place. You accept what's worked for yous. It in all likelihood but needs roughly editing in addition to or so refreshing.

These are the iv steps to have to when y'all are staging amongst your own article of furniture.
New slipcovers  in addition to approximately pigment tin can draw 
together a mismatched dining fix. 
Photo: Pink & Polka Designs , where
Kristi makes custom slipcovers inwards 

Raleigh , North Carolina 


Decide what pieces are the best looking. Most of us have too much furniture.

Choose the pieces that make your abode expect similar it is lived inward by prosperous people , not downwardly-together with-outers.

Anything that looks similar its best days are over needs to get into storage or repaired or repainted or cleaned or sold or donated.


Decide into which rooms these best pieces volition become. Don't assume that article of furniture needs to stay inward its present location.

Sometimes a love seat will run amend inwards the principal chamber than on the sunporch. Sometimes a bookcase will wait better staged in the front entrance than it does inwards the already-crowded abode part. Think exterior the box.


Decide which accessories are the almost flattering. Once you take located the major pieces , y'all tin can add the kid pieces similar finish tables , coffee tables , side chairs and rugs. Then choose the wall art , tabletop props , lamps , together with window treatments that assistance sell your abode by making it wait newer , cleaner , prettier , too more fashionable.


Decide if y'all involve to supplement any furniture or accessories by buying , making , or borrowing. Here'sec where a friend with a fresh middle as well as perchance a  talent for decorating comes inward handy. Lacking that , develop your eye by studying professionally designed rooms inwards shelter magazines and decorators' portfolios on their websites. Just by browsing these images y'all volition get a better judge of what needs tweaking or embellishing inwards your ain abode. Trust me on this.

Get the await , become the volume

Don't allow the lack of professional experience or seminar deter you lot from staging your own dwelling house. Start planning your staging projects too yous'll become the results y'all want -- a habitation that sells speedily for a price you similar. Begin your planning by downloading my eBook , DIY Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Fast together with For Top Dollar.