After showing you how color can change the perception of a space, I want to share with you how the hall I just blogged about in my previous post looked the first time I visited my client’s house. The seller was an antique collector and, as you can see from the photo, he loved to be surrounded by antique furniture, paintings, accessories, and rugs. And that’s totally fine. If you don’t have to sell your house. As I already mentioned, rugs are a cozy addition to a space, but only if used in moderation.
The above photo was taken from the entry door. If you count them, you can see 4 different rugs. Too many for this space, and the main reason is that they are hiding a very important selling point: the hardwood floor (which, particularly in this case, had just been installed and was brand new).
After we removed two of the rugs, the hardwood floor immediately came to the attention of the viewer. We also removed other “distractions” (such as some paintings, furniture, etc.) so that the buyer could focus on the most important features of the house. And the hardwood floor was definitely one of them.
Home staging tip: “If your house has hardwood floors, show them as much as possible. Don’t hide them with too many rugs”
Listing by Sharon Berry