Home Staging Tip: Remember what a little wall Paint can do!


We’ve all seen homes that have bold paint colors on the walls, especially those painted in the 1990’s.  When you’re living in your home, you should paint your home whatever color makes you happy … but when it comes time to sell, think “neutral” paint colors so that buyers don’t think “too much work is required” and move on to the NEXT home on their list.

This townhouse is in a wonderful suburb of Portland Oregon, but has been on the market for over 6 months with very few showings.  It’s well-priced and in very good condition … BUT the wall colors were so bold in the online photos that likely, potential buyers just couldn’t see beyond them.

The listing agent recommended that the sellers consider staging with rental furnishings (they had moved out but left furniture behind) so the old furniture was removed.  The sellers’ Realtor also agreed with us that painting the living room and master bedroom walls would make a big difference in how buyers would perceive this home. Here are some Before & After photos of the transformation . . . west linn home staging and redesignhome staging and redesign portland oregon

We thought the bedroom should present a calm retreat … and toned down the bold wall color to “move in ready” neutral

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To keep expenses down we recommended repainting just the bold terra-cotta accent walls in the great room and master bedroom, using a neutral wheat color.  In the kitchen / dining area, we left the terra-cotta accent color, and brought color-appropriate art and accents to work with it, rather than fight with it . . .

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Sellers ~ Remember when selling your home that neutral walls are more appealing to buyers

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Room Solutions Staging offers home staging services to Portland Oregon homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks,  and investors to prepare homes for the market.  Our home staging clients love our service and our home staging statistics!  Our home staging services in the Portland OR metro area include consultations, staging for both vacant and lived-in homes, and interior redesign  projects.  For a free home staging proposal, please contact us @ 503-246-1800.