Sounds like a few of you are planning to put your houses on the market soon, given the responses to a before-and-after of a real estate staging that I posted earlier this week.
So I thought I'd offer up another example. This time it's a family room in a house that I staged.
In the after, the knickknacks are largely gone and the sofa takes center stage. The pillows add some visual warmth and the furniture arrangement really illustrates how this room is great for family time.
On the other side of the room, a bar was the focal point, basically breaking two rules for house staging: Put away your collections and don't feature alcohol.
Alcohol-related items, along with family photos and religious items, fall into the category of the personal and are better off packed away while your house is on the market.
Besides, this end of the room looks better with the table and chairs. It's a perfect place to sit to play a game of chess... or to write up an offer.
P.S.: Remember to enter my contest for a fun art project by leaving a comment on Saturday's post!