7 Home-Staging Tips to Make the Rooms Look Bigger
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One of the first things the buyers are going to observe when they enter a property is how spacious it is. According to a report from the National Association of Realtors, more than 80 percent of buyers’ agents claim that staging helps speed up the sale by allowing the buyers to visualize it as their future home. Normally, this is something that real estate agents do, but it’s not always the case. If you want to sell your property or simply use staging tricks to make a room look bigger, here are a few tips.
Get Rid of the Clutter
Clutter has multiple downsides. The most obvious one is making the space look crowded and not having enough room for “maneuvering” around the home.
The more concealed downside is that it affects your mental health. A cluttered home may contribute to anxiety, apathy, mood swings, and other negative emotions. So, take a good look around. Assess how many things you have and how many of them are unnecessary. You can give the ones you don’t need to charity, sell them, or throw them away.
Keep Only the Essential Furniture Pieces
Let’s take your bedroom as an example. Most bedrooms have a bed, nightstands, a dresser, and a closet. Some of them even have a sitting/reading area or a large mirror. Depending on the square footage, all of these things can look well in a room, without making it feel cluttered.
However, if you’re dealing with a smaller space, consider downgrading to smaller furniture pieces and simply having less of them. You can choose a comfortable queen-size mattress and an appropriate bed frame. Also, built-in shelves and walk-in closets are always great ideas for small rooms.
Opt for Larger Furniture Pieces
This may seem illogical after the previous section, but when it comes to functionality, it’s the best thing you can do. If you need a lot of sitting space in the living room area, it’s better to have one large sofa than two small ones. However, pay attention to the room size when choosing the furniture. If the room is very small, a sofa that is too large will call attention to its limitations. Finding the right balance is the key.
Leave Some Breathing Room
Don’t push all the furniture pieces against the wall. While this seems rational, as it will leave more room in the middle area, it can also create tension because it takes away all the breathing room. In the living room, for example, this can work if you create a sitting area in front of a focal point (e.g., a fireplace or a TV) and leave enough room to move around the back of the furniture.
Leave It Bare
Carpets, rugs, and drapery have their role in interior design. However, if your goal is to create an illusion of spaciousness, think twice before using them. Leaving the windows bare will allow more sunlight inside the room, which will instantly make it appear larger. Bare floors will have a similar effect.
Paint It Bright
Dark, saturated colors tend to close up the space and make it look smaller. While you can use them for some accent pieces, it would be best to opt for light neutrals for the walls. White would have the best effect, but you can also choose light grey, beige, or a similar shade.
Finally, you should avoid busy patterns because they make any room feel smaller than it is. Use fewer patterns on bedding and upholstery. Solid, light-colored upholstery, rugs, and drapery in a small space can make it appear larger.
Staging a home well helps showcase its best assets and allows the potential buyers to imagine themselves living in that space. It makes sure that the exceptional features outshine the flaws. Follow these seven home-staging tips and help all potential buyers feel they are entering a lovely, spacious place in which they’ll feel comfortable and happy.