Within the world of real estate, home staging is becoming an ingrained part of the selling process. There are many benefits in getting your home staged for sale, but the main purpose is to make the property appear more desirable to potential buyers.
Read “7 Benefits of Home Staging”.
One way to make the home marketable is by smart placement of the furniture, with the intention to enhance the perception of space and light. Though this may seem like a difficult task, there are some basic guidelines that professional home stagers follow.
In this article, we have narrowed it down to the eight most important rules our Foxy Stylists always stick to when arranging furniture in homes for sale.
1. Style for First Impressions
“It’s the “wow factor” that has sold the house!” – this is what we hear time and time again from many of the real estate agents we work with.
This statement truly highlights the power of creating AMAZING first impressions and the importance of proper positioning of the furniture.
Our Stylists always ensure to angle all furniture and accessories towards the entry point of the room to create the biggest impact. Did you know that all it takes is seven seconds for the buyers to form their first opinions?
2. Keep the Sofa off the Wall
This may seem counterintuitive, but pushing the sofa all the way to the wall will make your room appear smaller. Yes, physically you might have more space, but visually the area will feel more crowded.
How is this even possible?
It’s a simple visual trick.
Pulling the sofa 30-90cm off the wall will cast shadows behind it, influencing your perception of depth, therefore making the room seem optically larger.
Read “3 Home Staging Illusions”.