It’s Not Easy Being Green … Home Staging Tales in Portland OR


When you’re staging your home to sell, interior paint color is an important element because buyers don’t want to spend money and time repainting before they move in.  We’ve often seen that too much “work” discourages busy buyers, who’d much rather find a home that’s “move in ready.”

We recently staged a contemporary model home in Portland, and the builder and listing agent were curious to know what I thought of this green accent wall color in the great room, which buyers would see as soon as they walked in the front door. They were pretty sure that I’d tell them to repaint it before it went on the market: 

Before - Room Solutions Staging

OK, so this green paint is bright, but I knew that we had the right accessories to make this color “work,” that would allow buyers to imagine themselves living here.  Here’s what we did to ensure that this green paint color made sense …

Great room before staging: 

Before staging by Room Solutions

We used accessories that complement the green wall:

Now buyers won’t complain about the paint color being hard to work with … another angle from above shows how the look is tied together:

The adjoining office got a dose of “green” too in the wall decor, to tie that room into the color scheme: 

Even the dining table got a little green: 

Instead of the green accent wall being a problem, staging it with the right accessories enhanced the color scheme.  Buyer feedback has been excellent!  Rather than show a vacant home, be sure to contact a local professional home stager who can help your property look its best and sell faster than the ‘vacant’ competition.