Some people argue that a television is a large and bulky black box that is an eyesore and detracts from the aesthetic of a living room. For that reason, some companies believe the space that would typically house a TV would be better filled with a piece of art so a buyer’s attention is not diverted from the beauty and potential of the room. While there’s nothing wrong with this approach, TV’s actually have a purpose and play a really important role in appealing to a potential buyer’s emotions, getting them across the line so the homeowner achieves a successful sale.
Although they may not be pretty, we will always incorporate TV’s into a living room when staging a home. The whole purpose of home staging is to remove a buyer’s need for imagination. They should be able to walk into a space and know its exact purpose. The reality is most households in Australia own at least one television these days, so by not using a TV when staging we would make a buyer use their imagination as to where it would go.