The fireplace focal point

Bonus room in the basement

  Home staging tip: Fireplaces are important features of a house. This is why it is important to show them as best as possible. The first thing to do is to declutter their mantel and to remove the fireplace tools (which, as I was taught during the staging course I took years ago, are considered a weapon). […]

Playing with geometry

Family room with chairs

  Home staging tip: Picture this: one corner, one square end table, two (almost) square armchairs and one rectangular rug. Seems quite simple right? Believe it or not, it took me more than twenty minutes trying to figure out how to arrange and balance these 4 elements together. Why? Because there was always this little space […]

The alternative to the side table/table lamp combo

  This house sold in 6 days for $85,000 over asking price Home staging tip: Consider using two floor lamps instead of two side table/table lamp combos when you stage a property. This solution not only creates an interesting focal point, but it could also help you save some money on the furniture and accessory rental. Home […]

Bye, bye chairs

  Home staging tip: Living in a staged house is not easy, because you need to give up some of your comforts and routines. However, if you are lucky enough, that usually lasts a very short time. This house had too many pieces of furniture placed in a family room that was too small for all […]

The set sofa/chair doesn’t always work in home staging

  This house sold in 40 days for $4,000 over asking price Home staging tip: Sometimes the placement of a sofa and a chair doesn’t work in home staging, like in this example, where a chair would have blocked the view of the fireplace and would have also shrunk a space that was already quite […]

How to make a family room look cozier

  Home staging tip: This family room was located right in front of the entry door, which means that when you opened the door the first thing you saw was the back of the sofa. But that wasn’t the only thing that didn’t work. Overall, the room wasn’t welcoming. This is why we decided to add a second sofa, […]