Tips To Stage Your House To Sell

Appearances are everything when you're trying to sell your house. Not only must your home be cleaner than it's ever been, but it must also look as inviting as possible. Flattering lighting, proper organization and smart furniture arrangement is more important now than it ever has been.

These tips will help you make your home look its best:


The number one rule of staging a home is that dim lightning can turn off potential buyers. Not only does dim lightning make your home seem depressing, but it can also make rooms look claustrophobic and small.

Bring extra light into your home with a few easy tips:

  • Replace heavy curtains with sheers. Sheer curtains are excellent tools for diffusing natural light, filling each room with a soft, natural glow.
  • Angle recessed lighting to bounce off walls. Recessed lighting is perfect for illuminating smaller spaces like hallways and bathrooms. Angle your recessed lighting so that light fills the corners and smaller rooms of your home with light. In larger rooms, use the recessed lighting for "wall washing," that is, illuminating the walls to make the rooms look larger and brighter.
  • Increase the wattage in your light bulbs. Using brighter light bulbs make rooms seem brighter and cleaner.

Reduce Clutter

Clutter makes your house look small and messy, even when it's not. Old bills, stacks of clothes, shoes and other items can dramatically decrease the appeal of your home. To reduce the clutter inside your house, invest in organizers like shelves and baskets.

Avoid the temptation to stash all your clutter in a disorganized fashion in your closets. Potential buyers will want to see your closets and other storage areas. By obscuring the dimensions of your closets with unwanted clutter, you make those storage areas look smaller than they truly are. If you cannot put away your clutter in an organized fashion, rent a storage area and put the clutter there while you are trying to sell your house.

Arrange Furniture in Small Groups

Arrange the furniture in your living room and other public areas of the home into small clusters. Angle easy chairs around small end tables and cluster chairs in pairs. This highlights the natural flow of traffic in a room and makes the room seem more organic, comfortable and cozy. This also makes the room look more well suited for entertaining. 

Following all these tips, your home should be presentable for potential buyers. To learn more, contact a company such as JF Electrical Contractors, Inc. with any questions or concerns you have.