Whether you are preparing your home for sale or getting your home ready for out of town relatives, these tips will have your home looking beautiful, polished, and inviting for any occasion.
1.Remove the clutter
Remove things from view and go with a more minimalistic approach.
Follow the general rule – for each thing you bring in, two things must be removed.
2.Brighten areas up with light
Aim for 100 watts of light for every 50 square feet and do not underestimate the power of natural light.
Make sure there are 3 types of lighting in a room.
Take rooms that accumulate junk and repurpose them with a couple of new furniture pieces and some new paint.
Turn a junk room into a craft center or a basement into a yoga studio.
4.Vary wall hangings
Abandon the invisible highline that most use to hang art and pictures.
Try different groupings and patterns to make the art stand out and show off the space.
5.Bring nature inside
Use nature as an inpsiration for accessorizing or selecting natural paint colors.
Use fresh cut flowers to accept your home in vases that match your décor.
6.Group the threes
Odd numbers are preferable when grouping accessories.
Group accessories by color, shape or texture.
7.Give areas a face lift
If you cannot afford new cabinets, get new doors and drawer fronts.
Paint the room to match the new faces and add new hardware.
8.Add some color
Paint a room in a neutral color to help tone down any dated finishes in the space.
-Try warm tans, honeys and soft blue-greens.
Paint adjacent rooms the same color in order to make the space look bigger.
The use of deep tones in a powder room, dining room or bedroom makes it feel warm and inviting.
9.Be aware of layout
Float furniture away from walls to open up the room and make it look bigger.
Position items into cozy conversational groups paying close attention to the traffic flow of the room.
Cleaning a spacew can really help you see what changes need to be made.
Clutter is also minimized with a thorough room cleaning.
Accessories for staging
Mirror, plants, silk flowers, floor & table lamps, area and throw rugs, small love seats, ottomans, throws, pilllows, baskets, candles, towels, tied with ribbons, scented soaps, glass fruit.