Home Staging Tip: Sometimes just a few Props are all You Need


When staging your home to sell, it’s not necessary to stage every room … our Portland home staging company usually suggests staging the key impact areas such as the living room, great room or family room, kitchen, dining area and the master bedroom.  Many sellers in today’s economic climate are on a budget — so we offer home staging services that are cost-effective.

We recently staged a remodeled 3-story home that’s over 4500 sq ft.  We fully staged all of the key rooms, but to reduce costs, other areas were given just a few staging props to show function & to warm up the space.  This home has many interesting areas that were fun to stage using a “less is more” approach.  Here are a few examples of using a few staging props to show buyers how they might enjoy these spaces:

This modestly-sized open space is somewhat of a pass-through area, with a sliding glass door to the deck, a low window to enjoy the view, open hallways on two sides, & powder room off it, with no wall space for conventional furniture.  By using a round table with four chairs, we showed a conversation area …portland home stagers

On the lower level, a large room was remodeled into a media room.  Although the budget didn’t allow for furniture in this space, we placed some movie-themed wall decor so that buyers would instantly “see” the room’s intended function … home staging and redesign portland oregonportland oregon home staging

This space off the master bedroom was a perfect spot for a desk; since this home already has an office on the main floor, this provides a more intimate space; light staging gives the buyer some ideas … portland home staging redesignportland real estate stagng

This area off the entry has a natural spot for a chair but not much more, because this is a main traffic area … portland real estate stagingbeaverton oregon home staging

On the lowest level of this home you’ll find a second, huge family room that resembles a bowling alley.  Rather than stage the entire room, we staged just one end of it .. leaving the other end open for a ping-pong or pool table or a huge sectional … lake oswego home stagerswest linn oregon home staging

Remember that if you’re selling your home, buyers not only look for the size of home they want, but they also like ideas for how to use any extra spaces (especially ones that may have more than one function).  Consult with a professional home stagerto find the best advice for staging your home!

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Room Solutions Staging offers staging services to Portland Oregon metro area homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks,  and investors in preparing 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 live-in homes, and interior redesign  projects.  For a free home staging proposal, please contact us @ 503-246-1800.