Staging Your Home

Good to Know: Staging Checklist

Use this handy guide to be sure you're covering all the bases before a showing or open house.

Your Strategic Plan for Home Staging

Follow our advice for sprucing up your home room by room to make a great first impression.

Staging Your Home for Sale

  • Before: Boring Bedroom

    While the Malibu, Calif., views are spectacular from this bedroom's two large windows, the views alone won't sell the home. This bedroom is in dire need of a design direction.   See the Image

  • After: Pretty Perspective

    The incredible views stand out in a neutral space. A large white headboard creates a cozy space, while still keeping the room bright and open. The lush bedding softens the modern room but doesn't…   See the Image

  • Before: Unusable Space

    A series of three connecting rooms in this Bel Air home had no clear purpose. With steep vaulted ceilings and little wall space, this room may have seemed like unusable space to potential buyers.   See the Image

  • After: Functional Family Space

    To accent the high ceilings, the Staged to Perfection crew hung the curtains at the top of the wall and hung tall artwork to draw a potential buyer's eyes up, emphasizing the height of the room. The…   See the Image

  • Before: Wall Space Shortfall

    Lots of cabinetry and shelving space make this living room, kitchen and breakfast nook a tough spot to furnish. With seemingly no wall space to anchor the furniture, the living room and breakfast…   See the Image

  • After: Downstairs Defined

    This Melrose, Calif., home's downstairs space is transformed from one large, puzzling room to four distinct spaces. Desk chairs were placed under the wall of shelving to create a casual office space,…   See the Image

  • Before: Limited Living Room

    This Venice Beach home's long and narrow living room looked unappealing to potential buyers because of the space restrictions. It is difficult to imagine entertaining guests in such a tight space.   See the Image

  • After: Nicely Natural

    Bringing the outdoors inside with natural wood and elegant green accents allows this room to flow beautifully with the adjoining patio. A large mirror placed across from the patio visually expands…   See the Image

  • Before: Bland Bedroom

    Published 04/07/14 in Real Estate
    Before: Bland Bedroom

    This bedroom in a Hollywood, Calif., mansion needed a touch of style. A door or window on every wall of the room proposed a problem for potential buyers.   See the Image

  • After: Simple Solutions

    Positioning the bed under a window allows wall space for other bedroom necessities. The window also serves as a creative headboard for the bed, which still allows light in to keep the room feeling…   See the Image

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