Whether you’re selling your condo or you want to stage it so it looks like a designer lives there, it’s vital to know a few quick tips for staging the home like a professional. Doing so will make your home look more beautiful than ever before. That’s never a bad thing, so take heed to the following decorating tips below to give your condo a much-needed facelift. Below are a few of our favourite tips.
Consider traffic flow
Stage your home by keeping in mind how much/where the foot traffic in your home’s spaces is actually going to be. For example, in the family room it’s important to provide enough space for multiple people to get off the sofa and exit the room.
It’s also a good idea to allow enough space for those same people to get up and walk over to the refreshments end table and to look at your art, décor, etc. If you’ve ever been to a dinner party that has terrible foot traffic, you know how annoying this can be. Provide space for guests to walk around and communicate to maximize the effectiveness of your home’s spaces.
Only keep furniture/décor that’s functional
If you are indeed selling your condo, now is the best time to get rid of any furniture you don’t want. If that means you have an end table that seems to only exist to place keys, miscellaneous glasses, etc. and doesn’t seem to have much of a function, get rid of it (or at least hide it out of sight). Every piece of furniture and décor must have a function. This even includes art décor that covers up blank space on your walls.
It’s a great exercise when you want to eliminate clutter (more on that in a moment). If pieces do not have an obvious function, think about how you can either get rid of them or put them to a different use. If all else fails, donate it.
Those piles of housekeeping and decorating magazines are actually adding to the problem, not helping! When we live in our own spaces it can be difficult to notice the clutter that piles up in our homes. Our guests do though, and that’s why it’s important to keep clutter at a minimum. Everything must have a place and a reason for existing. If something has a shelf date (e.g. magazines, bills, etc.) know where to put them so they are out of the way but within reach.
Repaint your condo
Light walls colours can seriously make your home’s spaces look more open and fuller. It can make your room’s walls feel brighter (especially if you also use lighting and mirrors to bring new light sources into the mix). This will ultimately make the spaces of your rooms feel brighter.
Use solid, neutral colours that are a bit brighter (e.g. light beige and greys are a great start). This will also give you enough wiggle-room to add décor in your home’s spaces to truly bring out your personality! Ready to find the perfect home? Reach out to Dunpar Homes today. Together, we will show you why we’re, ‘better by design.’