Large Country Home, from Staged to Sold in 10 days!

Jan 21
2016
Entry Foyer - View 1 BEFORE

Entry Foyer – View 1
BEFORE

Entry Foyer - View 1 AFTER

Entry Foyer – View 1
AFTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big, bulky furniture in the entry foyer creates a distraction from what should be an open, inviting space. Also, the dated blue carpet and western-themed art is not going to appeal to the majority of potential home buyers. The coffee table in the corner is awkward and needs to go. An attractive floor vase with tall stems and coordinating wall art are a much better choice.

Entry Foyer - View 2 BEFORE

Entry Foyer – View 2
BEFORE

Entry Foyer - View 2 AFTER

Entry Foyer – View 2
AFTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replacing the over-sized armoire with a console table not only makes the staircase stand out as the selling feature but allows us to add decorative accessories that add a touch of elegance. Neutral carpet and well-placed artwork offer universal appeal. This foyer is now a grand entry that’s sure to welcome visitors!

 

Dining Room - View 2 BEFORE

Dining Room – BEFORE

 

The orange walls in this “before” dining room picture definitely make a statement, but unfortunately, not one that will appeal to a lot of buyers. A light, neutral paint color makes the room feel larger and creates a sense of unity with other rooms in the house. The brass chandelier was replaced with an oil-rubbed bronze fixture for a more updated look. The large table was more of a dumping ground than a place to enjoy a meal, so we cleared off the clutter and set an inviting table. Moving the chairs opens things up for better traffic flow. Placing artwork and a fern plant in the corners of the room is another way to increase the perceived size of the space by drawing your eye around the room instead of just focusing on the center.

Dining Room - View 2 AFTER

Dining Room - AFTER

 

Living Room - BEFORE

Living Room – BEFORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This living room has a very masculine look with the dark furniture and hunting scene wall art. To soften things up, we added window panels to frame each of the windows and added glass-top tables with lamps to add light. The rug was shifted under the sofa and a smaller TV stand replace the large table to open up some floor space and make it feel less cramped. Moving the large chair to the opposite wall creates better balance in the room. Artwork and accessories help put more of a focus on the fireplace, and a strategically placed wall clock in the reading nook at the far end extends the space.

Living Room - AFTER

Living Room – AFTER

 

Family Room - BEFORE

Family Room – BEFORE

 

An empty room raises questions in the buyer’s mind as to how it might be used and whether their furniture will fit. Staging this as a family room not only gives it function, but it is much more inviting so the buyer can imagine themselves relaxing in the space. Recognize that armoire? It was originally in the entry foyer, but it makes much more sense here.

Family Room - AFTER

Family Room – AFTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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