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By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating
You want potential buyers to remember a property from the moment they step though the front door. Think beyond just furnishings and décor and present a lifestyle that they can envision—all through memorable, engaging home accents.
By Jennie Morris, International Association of Home Staging Professionals
In the beginning, home staging was mostly focused on sprucing up vacant properties. In the late 1990s to early 2000s, when staging first started to gain traction, stagers and real estate professionals tended to have limited furniture resources and focus on “vignette staging.”
Vignette staging is...
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey
In a throwback to the 1980s, neon colors are popping up in more home decor. The flashiness of neon colors is a sure-fire way to brighten up your home’s interior, and the way fluorescents are being worked into a room isn't as nauseating as you might at first imagine.
Adding in neon-green bath towels or a neon-colored pink or yellow ottoman or...
By Sarah Anderson, VHT Studios
Let’s face it: Moms work hard! Besides juggling their own work schedule, they are integral to keeping the family on track, from changing diapers to helping with homework to shuttling kids to and from school and assorted extracurricular activities.
Because of that, when moms are looking for a property, they tend to be drawn to homes with...
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine
Besides a good window cleaning, there’s another way to boost your curb appeal and get those windows shining: Remove the screens.
Home stagers love this trick, and it’s taken straight from the film industry. Remove the outside screens on your windows in the front of your home prior to your home being photographed, or prior...