Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Before: Stay Away From the Family Room
This room is not large enough for both a sofa and loveseat. The sofa is crowded against the fireplace. The loveseat physically blocks traffic flow through the room and visually blocks the view from the kitchen.
After: Please Come In
Moving the sofa away from the fireplace and centering it under the window makes better use of the space. The loveseat was moved into the other room and replaced with the chair and ottoman. The mantel was given a less cluttered arrangement. The room is more inviting and is easier to navigate without all the obstacles.
Angled furniture arrangements actually take up more space and make a small room seem even smaller. The clock over the mantel is too little for the space. Lacking accessories, the mantel just blends into the wall.
Moving the print over the mantel and adding a few accessories brings focus to the fireplace. A squarer furniture arrangement creates a feeling of balance. This home sold in two weeks with two offers close to full price. Home Staging gets homes sold quickly!
Before: Crowded Space
This room is only partially staged for sale. The entertainment center is crowded into the corner at an angle and is partially in front of the window, blocking light and making viewing the TV difficult.
After: A More Spacious Room
Moving the entertainment center across from the fireplace creates a space more conducive to conversation and TV viewing. Moving it away from the window also allows more light into the room and unclutters the corner.