Ah, fall. The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and life is just generally better. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been looking forward to this time of year all summer long. Luckily, there are some home updates that you can make now that will help you get ready for the cooler weather ahead.… Continue reading HOME UPDATES YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS FALL
Welcome to the ultimate guide on refreshing your space with must-try home updates that add style and increase the value of your home. Are you ready to transform your living environment into a more inviting and aesthetically pleasing space? These updates will breathe new life into your home, making it more appealing to you and… Continue reading REFRESH YOUR SPACE: MUST-TRY HOME UPDATES THAT ADD STYLE AND VALUE
When it comes to selling your home, first impressions matter. In the competitive real estate market, standing out from the crowd is essential, and that’s where home staging comes into play. We cannot overstate the impact of home staging on real estate negotiations. Moreover, you should know that DIY home staging may not be enough.… Continue reading THE IMPACT OF HOME STAGING ON REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATIONS
Local Real Estate Stager Makes RESA® Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging List June 29, 2023, Marietta. The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) is pleased to announce that Reginald Gholston, Showhomes of Cobb, has been voted as one of 2023’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging. Showhomes… Continue reading REGINALD GHOLSTON NAMED ONE OF 2023 TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE STAGING
In today’s competitive real estate market, the online appeal of a home is paramount. Buyers make snap judgments based on what they see in online listings, emphasizing the importance of effective home staging and home updating. These strategies can transform spaces and enhance their visual appeal, captivating potential buyers from the first click. Home staging… Continue reading HOW HOME STAGING AND HOME UPDATING ENHANCE ONLINE APPEAL
Are you in the process of preparing your home for an upcoming event, sale, or move? Do you find yourself unsure whether to stage or decorate your space? While staging and decorating may seem interchangeable, there are key differences between the two approaches. Understanding the distinction can help you make the best decision for your… Continue reading STAGING VS. DECORATING: UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE
There’s a good reason why so many professionals are out there whose services people are willing to pay for rather than perform those works themselves. Those people undergo thorough training to learn the tips and tricks to do something better than others. When putting your home on the market and securing a successful sale, DIY… Continue reading WHY DIY HOME STAGING SERVICES MAY NOT BE ENOUGH FOR A SUCCESSFUL SALE
The art of staging means getting a house ready to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible in your market. When you make the proper arrangements, you can raise your pricing point and make prospective buyers immediately fall in love with your home. By staging, you can turn bare walls and floors into a… Continue reading THE ROLE OF A HOME STAGER IN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET
By: CHELSEA GREENWOOD Published: JUN 29, 2022 Credit: Courtesy of Sylvia Gholston While yellow might be a color associated with happiness — well, except in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” — the wall color simply had to go in a recent Atlanta-area home staging project. Sylvia Gholston, senior designer at Showhomes of Cobb, knew that… Continue reading SEE HOW A HOME STAGER DITCHED YELLOW WALLS FOR A NEUTRAL (YET GLAM) PALETTE
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Picture yourself walking through an open house, waltzing in and out of rooms that one day might be yours. You enter the bedroom and bam: a wrinkled bedspread, coupled with a few much-too-large pieces of furniture, become an instant turnoff. You know none of the furniture would be in the room once you move in, but it’s clouding your vision anyway.
That’s exactly why home stagers exist: To help present a home in its best light, allowing buyers to envision themselves in it without any distractions. A properly staged room highlights the most attractive aspects of a space, while a poorly staged room can do the opposite. In order to uncover the secrets of making a bedroom look tidy, I talked to home staging experts from across the country. Here are the things they always do to make bedrooms look neater.
Clear Out the Clutter
No one likes clutter, and in home staging, it is nothing short of a sin.
“To help you organize your bedroom spaces for a tidier look and feel, you can start by storing away any non-decorative items and clutter,” says Trish Anne Van Vliet-Banning the lead in-house staging professional of Stuccco, a virtual staging an online interior design company. “Make sure you hide those unsightly cords,” she explains. “They do not add any appeal.”
Carol Smith, the founder of Creative Home Stagers, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, advises using small chests for side tables. “It enables you to use them for storage for various smaller things,” she says.
Likewise, she suggests the use of storage ottomans at the foot of a bed or on the side of chairs to store extra sheets, throws, and pillows. “In a lot of [primary bedrooms] there’s a place to sit, and if a bedroom has a side chair, we like to use a storage ottoman as a footstool or use a large basket next to the chair,” she says. “In that you can pile pillows or throws.”
Additionally, under-bed rolling storage units are also a great option to get an overflow of clothes, shoes, and handbags out of sight, according to Smith.
Eliminate Pieces, Rather Than Add Them
Minimalism is a key aspect of cleanliness and organization, especially when it comes to staging a room.
“I believe that less is more, so when I am doing a staging, putting things in a specific space is what makes things tidy,” says Dr. Sylvia Gholston, the franchise owner of Showhomes of Cobb in Cobb County, Georgia. “Too much furniture makes a place look small and cluttered.”
Instead, fewer pieces of furniture, strategically placed art, and repeating the colors used in the room help make a pleasing arrangement. “I don’t do all the extra. You don’t need 12 quilts — just a lamp, a small accessory on the table, and a tiny picture,” she says.
If the furniture is high end, there is even less need for accessories, she says: “If it’s a luxury bed, you don’t need a chest and a dresser; the bed stands alone.”
Tone Down the Color
When it comes to the colors used in a staging, it’s best to avoid anything too loud and noisy.
Instead, make your bedroom light, bright, and spa-like, according to Van Vliet-Banning. “Add white or light neutral colored bedding, with small pops of color to add interest and harmony,” she says.
And don’t forget to add some touches of greenery. “Greenery and white orchids always add that splash to make a space feel alive,” she advises.