Three Tips to Stress Free Home Staging
Home staging can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Finding the right pieces, making sure everything fits perfectly with your style, and not having the space look like a cluttered disaster may seem like hard work, but I have some tips and tricks to make your home staging easier…
First: Start with a Neutral Base
The secret I’ve found when designing a space is to use a neutral color scheme, but then go bold with the furniture and accessories. Keeping the walls a neutral color pallet (think grey, off-white, or beige tones) gives the space a simplistic look that can help create a calming and refreshing atmosphere.
Second: Chose your Textures & Patterns
Then, you can add a little personality and style to the design by using different textures and patterns in fabrics (faux fur, wool, linen and velvet just to name a few) for the furniture, pillows, and throws. You don’t want to go overboard with textures and patterns, but having a couple pieces makes a great statement. This can soften the overall look and create a unique and welcoming space.
Third: Add some classic elements
The boldness of your chosen pattern and textures, can be softened by combining metallic, stone, and wood accents to a space. Those material add a classic aesthetic without complicating the overall room design. Using natural materials can also add a sense of warmth and comfort.
The main secret to designing/staging a space is to express your personality in an understated and simplistic way. After buying an accessory or furniture for a space, take a minute and step back and think about if that piece fits well with your design. If it looks like too much, take away that piece you just added or remove another item. Too many items in a space can make the overall feel of the space too overwhelming for you and your guests. Finding the right balance between calm and interest is the biggest secret when designing a space.
– Chelsea Constantino
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About the author: Chelsea Constantino is an Assistant Interior Designer at Desmone Architects who holds a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design and two minors in Marketing and Visual Communications. She studied abroad in France and draws inspiration from locations including the Louvre, Versailles, the beaches of Normandy and the city of Paris. Specializing in commercial and residential interior design, Chelsea is currently working on multiple private residences, commercial fit-outs, and university work.