How to Create Vignettes and Tablescapes for Home Staging

Vignettes, or "tablescapes," are a powerful tool in home staging. They help set a vibe and sell a lifestyle. These decorative groupings of art or accessories act as a focal point or make a decorative statement. They're especially useful in staging a home for sale because they can draw a buyer’s attention toward a positive attribute or help distract from less appealing features.

How to Stage an Entryway

The entryway (or foyer or entrance hall, depending on what part of the country you're from) is literally the first impression buyers will have of the interior of your home -- making this space appealing is the first step in helping buyers establish a particular feeling about your house. As with all first impressions, buyers will form an opinion about your house within a matter of seconds -- either positive or negative -- that they will try to further support as they view the rest of your home. If that first impression is a good one, they tend to look for attributes throughout the home tour that will support those initial feelings. So what's the best way to stage the entryway when selling your home?

How to Stage a Bookshelf

Built-in shelves can be especially tricky when staging your home for sale. When they’re overflowing or crammed too tightly (as many of them are), they give the impression that there’s a lack of space. Use our tips to learn how to stage a bookcase like a pro!

3 Misconceptions About Home Staging

Nearly half of all Realtors believe that a staged home can bring a higher price than a non-staged home. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Staging, 32% of buyers’ agents believe staging a home increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by one percent to five percent. Another 16% of agents believe it increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by six percent to 10 percent. With so much money at stake, why do some people still fail to stage their homes? Possibly because of a few misconceptions still surrounding home staging…