Wednesday, April 17

Decorating Ideas for Your Home with pro home stuff

Professional home stagers understand how to highlight your property’s assets, conceal its shortcomings, and appeal to a wide range of buyers. We spoke with several professionals from throughout the country to obtain their advice on how to spruce up your home’s interiors with on a budget.

  • At the front door, set the tone

Paint the entrance door a bright, glossy color if you want your home to make a good first impression. According to Lara Allen-Brett, a stager in New Jersey, “red is a fortunate hue in many cultures.” In early America, a crimson door indicated “welcome” to weary visitors, and it symbolizes a safe sanctuary in churches.

  • Light and neutral colors should be used to paint the walls

Stick to neutral hues like beige or grey on the first level, where movement is crucial. “You want as few abrupt changes as possible,” adds Breining. Neutral walls allow you to quickly swap up your accessories, giving you the most design freedom. If you have two tiny rooms adjacent to each other, painting them the same neutral hue will help them feel more spacious. For a minor difference from room to room, look at a paint strip and adjust up or down a shade or two.

  • In the living room, make sure your sofa and chairs communicate with one another

A beautiful hotel lobby has furnishings placed in groups that encourage social interaction. Try to create a similar sense of harmony and closeness in your living space when you arrange furnishings. Michelle Lynne, a Dallas-based stager, recommends a U-shaped conversation space with a couch and two chairs facing each other at either end of a coffee table, or an H-shaped conversation area with a sofa directly across from two chairs and a coffee table in the middle.

  • Kitchens that let the sunshine in

A bank of windows with no curtains is preferable to one with heavy, outdated drapes, according to Lynne. When it comes to window coverings, they should be both useful and attractive. Sheers combined with full-length panels are a great way to do this. Opt for bright hues that won’t fade if your space is exposed to a lot of sunlight. Cotton, linen, and silk mixes are the most popular lightweight materials for panels since they tend to hang nicely.

  • In every room, there should be at least one mirror

Because they bounce light about the room, mirrors may make a place appear brighter. However, putting one in the incorrect place may be nearly as harmful as not having one at all. Mirrors should be hung parallel to windows rather than straight across from them. When a mirror is hung just across from a window, the light is reflected out.