How to Hide Cords and Other Eyesores in a Room

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As I watch my dad and husband eagerly await the approach of hunting season, I am reminded of the importance of camouflage. Camouflage is essentially the art of making something blend in with its surroundings, and it can be an important tool for home sellers on a tight budget. A well-staged home will draw attention away from negative elements and focus on the home’s most positive features. Here are a few staging tips to help you hide cords, eyesores, and other flaws in a room:

Unsightly Electrical Cords

Use little hooks attached to your desk or wall to hang and hide cords just out of site. A large, full plant also does a great job of hiding wires.

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Bumpy, Uneven Walls

Paint with a low sheen finish reflects less light, making it harder to notice surface imperfections. While flat paint does a great job of this, it’s not very durable and is generally recommended only for low traffic areas (i.e., the ceiling). An eggshell or satin finish is still low-sheen, but more durable.

Tiny Windows

Hang curtains wider and closer to the ceiling to visually expand the space.

Small, Dark Spaces

Buyers respond to light and bright, so add a lamp! Mirrors are another easy way to make a room feel bigger and brighter.

Cluttered, Open Shelving

Remove the clutter and put anything that absolutely has to stay in matching baskets. Less is more!

Neatness and organization matter when it comes to open shelving in a “for sale” house. Take a look at this consultation client’s before and after. This simple transformation didn’t cost a dime, but it added instant value for potential buyers!

Open Layouts

An open floor plan isn’t necessarily a flaw (in fact, many homebuyers love them). The problem arises, however, when adjoining walls in an open floor plan are chopped up by different colors. It tends to create an unsettling vibe for potential buyers. With open layouts, it’s generally better to select one wall color for all the adjoining rooms and add pops of color in other places. Most home buyers will find the continuity of a single color more relaxing.

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If you need a little help figuring out what to do with cord clutter or other eyesores in your home before it goes on the market, we can help! Three Bears Home Staging specializes in helping home sellers prepare their homes for a faster, more profitable sale! Take a look…

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One thought on “How to Hide Cords and Other Eyesores in a Room

  1. Great suggestions! I never have liked electrical cables out in the open; they’re definitely a distracting eyesore.

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