Small improvements make a big impact when you stage a home for selling, and prospective buyers will notice. 

Touching up the paint, making repairs, and decluttering can go a long way toward improving the outward appearance of your home.

However, there are some common mistakes in staging that can have disastrous results. Here’s what to avoid when staging a home in Huntsville, Alabama.

Bad Paint Jobs

Touching up paint around your home is a must-do for staging, but some sellers go overboard and paint the whole house mustard yellow. If you’re going to paint, it’s best to stick with neutral colors that are warm and welcoming rather than intense colors that can be polarizing.

When choosing paint colors, do your research. It’s always best to consult with a design professional. QC Design School has some great tips and resources for choosing paint colors for home staging. 

Not Having the Right Furniture

The right size of furniture is key to stage a home. Avoid furniture that is oversized and makes the home feel smaller. On the flip size, furniture that is too small or there’s just not enough of it makes the home feel cold and empty. 

The style of furniture is far less important than the size. A general rule of thumb is that furniture should be in the 3 to 5 foot range, especially coffee tables, dining tables, desks, and credenzas. 

Ignoring the Floors

Worn or stained carpet is a no-go for staging. If the problems with carpet can be eliminated by professional cleaning, go that route. Oftentimes, you’re better off replacing the carpet altogether. Don’t forget that area rugs can do wonders for making rooms feel warmer and more cohesive, especially if you have hard floors.

Neglecting the Curb Appeal

The inside of your home is obviously where most of the home staging will be done, but one common mistake made in home staging is ignoring the exterior of your home. The importance of curb appeal in staging and selling a home cannot be understated. 

Take the time to cut the grass, weed the flower beds, and tidy up the outside. Hire a landscaper if the job feels like it’s too much to handle. Be sure to remove any junk or garbage lying around outside. The front of your home is the first thing buyers will see, so don’t neglect it!

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