When staging your home, one of the most important factors of appeal is space. If you don’t adequately emphasize the amount of room in your home, it may come off as feeling cramped or lived-in. Here are some ways to make the most of the space you have whilst retaining the visual appeal of a well-staged home.
Employ Efficient Lighting
Open the windows, tie back the drapes, and let natural light fill the room. A brightly-lit, non-artificial display will do wonders for a small room. If natural light isn’t an option, however, recessed lighting is a solid back-up. The fewer lamps you have on the floor, the more space available to exhibit. Try to use bright white lights for a daytime display and softer tones once night falls.
Use Light Colors
You can use neutral tones and pastels to trick the eye into seeing more space. If your home has dark grey, black, or earth tone walls, consider repainting. Similarly, the floor is one of the largest spaces in the room, so don’t discount it when lightening up your space. Find a light rug or carpet in a cream color to round out the lighter walls.
Economize Your Clutter
Keep magazines, books, slips of paper, and similar visual noise off the table (both literally and figuratively). Make sure to tuck away spare chairs, garbage cans, and blankets into corners—or, preferably, out of sight. The same goes for large pieces of unused furniture: if you can push them against the wall without disrupting the feng shui of the room, do it.
Though it can be expensive, buying a glass coffee table or end table will create the illusion of more space by means of transparency. This type of furniture also lends a clean, modernized look to your home—though, if the visual theme of your house isn’t conducive to modernization, it might be best to skip this step.
Your home’s appeal is our number one goal at Sold by Design. If you’re ready to optimize your property, give us a call at (801)-997-5540 today!