5 Living Room Staging Tips That Will Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

5 Living Room Staging Tips That Will Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

  • 07/10/23

If you're selling your home in Scottsdale, you probably already know that the market is hot. If you stage your home correctly, you could make a significant difference in the amount of money you make on the home and how quickly it sells. This guide explains.

5 Living Room Staging Tips That Will Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

Check out these five living room staging tips that will help buyers fall in love with your home:

  1. Creating a focal point
  2. Using the right furniture arrangement
  3. Making an impact with lighting
  4. Choosing a neutral color scheme
  5. Adding a touch of greenery

Here's a closer look at each.

Living Room Staging Tip #1: Creating a Focal Point

Every living room needs a focal point. A focal point is something that immediately catches A prospective buyer's eye. That may be your fireplace, a piece of artwork, or even an architectural feature that's built right into your home. The best thing you can do is to identify your living room 's focal point and make sure that prospective buyers are able to focus on it. A good focal point gives your entire room a sense of purpose.

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Living Room Staging Tip #2: Using the Right Furniture Arrangement

The way you arrange your furniture can make your living room appear bigger than it is and more inviting. You don't want to push all the furniture against the walls. Instead, you should create conversation areas that allow for the easy flow of traffic. Although it may sound counterintuitive, it's best to pull your furniture about 6 inches away from each wall to ensure that your living room looks as spacious as possible.

Living Room Staging Tip #3: Making an Impact With Lighting

Good lighting can transform your entire living room period make sure every bulb in every fixture is working properly. Also, open all the curtains and blinds to let in as much natural light as possible during showings. You may also want to consider adding a few strategically placed lamps to create a warm, well lit ambience in the space.

Related: The ultimate guide to buying a home in Scottsdale

Living Room Staging Tip #4: Choosing a Neutral Color Scheme

You should always stick to neutral colors when you're staging your living room. Neutral colors make your space look more open and allow potential buyers to imagine transplanting their own decor into your home. If you must add color, it's a great idea to use throw pillows or other decorative items to do so. Just make sure you're not overdoing it. The last thing you want is to distract prospective buyers who should be looking at your home’s features rather than your decor.

Related: 5 things to consider when you sell your home in Scottsdale

Living Room Staging Tip #5: Adding a Touch of Greenery

Adding a live plant brings a lot of life to a room period in addition to adding color and texture, they help purify the air. Just make sure you're caring for them properly so they aren't withering away. You don't want to scare off buyers because you give off the appearance that you don't take care of things in your home. Subconsciously, they may even think that you don't handle home maintenance very well because you don't take care of your plants.

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Are You Buying or Selling a Home in Scottsdale?

If you’re selling a luxury home in Scottsdale, we can help. You can use our home value calculator to get a ballpark idea on what your home may be worth – and you can call us at 602-694-3200 to talk to a REALTOR® about how we can market your home to all the right buyers.

If you're also looking for a new home, we’ll be happy to show you the homes that interest you most. While you’re here, explore all our Scottsdale real estate listings or look in specific communities:

Don Matheson
REALTOR® | Founder
The Matheson Team
RE/MAX Fine Properties
21020 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
[email protected]

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