It's a great time to sell your Havasu home. Buyers want to lock in a new house so that they can move in before temperatures start to soar. By now, you probably understand how important it is to stage your home. This tends to help it sell faster and for more money. The first big space a buyer sees when they step inside is the living room. Since you want to make a great first impression, you need to utilize these living room staging ideas to entice the buyer to continue checking out your home.
Living Room Staging Ideas
Take a moment to look at what furniture your living room contains. Do you really need that large sofa, love seat, and La-Z-Boy? Are you constantly bumping your shin on the coffee table? Reduce the amount of furniture so that the room looks bigger. Perhaps the love seat and La-Z-Boy are enough. Or, get rid of the love seat and La-Z-Boy and leave only the sofa with one end table. The coffee table can definitely go to storage when you work with a small space. On the other hand, feel free to add smaller seating areas instead of one large group of furniture in the middle of a huge living room. That makes it feel cozier and less cavernous.
Where's Your Focal Point?
Another one of the living room staging ideas that help sell your Havasu home is to create a focal point. In homes with a fireplace, this is easy. Your eyes naturally seek out the mantel as the thing to focus on. When that's the case, take down any personal items. In their place, put a neutral painting or a colorful vase. Avoid a cluttered look by placing no more than three items total on the mantel.
If you don't have a fireplace, you can display a variety of artwork or framed mirrors of various sizes on one wall. Sometimes, adding large plants helps create a focal point. Or, you might want to make an interesting piece of furniture or bookcase the focus of the room. Keep decorations simple so as not to overwhelm the eye and make the area feel cluttered.
Neutral Colors Attract Buyers
The next on my list of living room staging ideas is to stay neutral. Now, that doesn't mean you can't use color. However, keep the colors to a minimum and in a complementary palette. Sprinkle them in with your accessories. But, for the big ticket items (walls, rugs, furniture, tables), neutral is the way to go. You don't have to stick with white and beige, though. Black, gray, and some warmer/soft blue tones are also considered neutral. And white includes cream, eggshell, ivory, and vanilla offer a slight variation of white with warmer undertones. Cover your patterned or bold colored furniture with a nice slipcover in a neutral tone.
Have Fun with Accessories
As I said before, add color to your neutral backdrop through your use of accessories. The final one of the living room staging ideas I'll talk about in this post is accessorizing. Set a chair and ottoman up near the fireplace or a big window. Then, throw a soft blanket over it. Place a book on top or on a small table next to it create a nice, quiet place to read. Add fresh flowers to colorful vases around the room to appeal to both the eyes and the nose. Take out half of the books on your overfilled bookcase. Then, either leave the other side of each shelf empty or place one decorative item in the area next to the books to create a much sleeker design. Add extra around the room to bring more light into the area.
All of these living room staging ideas help make your Havasu home more attractive to buyers. Implement these ideas before you list your home to entice buyers to continue exploring the rest of the property. When you're ready to list your property, contact me.