What's your favorite staging accessory?
AREA RUGS - Rugs can really help you define a large space. We also use them to stage bedrooms. Put a few pillows and a serving tray on top of a rug instead of racking up the cost of full-sized bed and accessories.
SHEER CURTAINS - A tension rod with a white sheer curtain on the windows is cheap. It dresses up a window but still allows light to come in. Also, no tools are needed to hang the rod!
SIDE TABLES - Trunks and suitcases in place of a side table are good ideas. It adds interest because it is unexpected but appealing to a wide varitety of buyers.
TIMERS FOR LIGHTS - This is best during holidays or when showing homes in the evening. It makes an inviting atmosphere for the potential home buyer.
FABULOUS FABRIC - Buy fabric to coordinate with the type of home you are staging. Ideas would be to cover a large canvas with fabric for art or headboards. Also fabric can be used to toss at the end of the bed for added color.
FRESH FLOWERS, MIRRORS, AND CANDY...Clear canisters in the kitchen filed with some candy is a simple added touch that has alot of color. Mirrors in an entry way is nice to make the home look very open upon entering. Fresh flowers are always a great eye catcher, even if it is one flower in a small vase to dress up a bathroom.
I hope these tips help to stage your home!
April/May 2011 REALTOR Magazine