Home staging with art and accessories

Home staging with art and accessories

You’ve cleaned your house, decluttered, and made the space lighter and brighter, now it’s time to add art and accessories for home staging. Toronto home staging companies like Baraka GTA Home Staging use these decorations to draw a buyer’s attention. They are also use then to depict a lifestyle that buyers want for themselves. Proper art and accessories can make a house feel like home.

Which accessories do Toronto home staging companies use?

Use this list of items when preparing for a sale. These decorations work in almost every home:

  • Candles (lightly scented or unscented)
  • Plants (floor, table and shelf plants)
  • Decorative ceramics and glassware
  • Mirrors
  • Artwork
  • Baskets
  • Serving trays

How to choose the right accessories for home staging

When selecting artwork and accessories, stick with a color you’ll use throughout the house. It doesn’t have to be the same shade in every room, but it should flow and appear consistent. Choosing art can become a determinant in selecting your color scheme. Use that same colour in your pillows, rugs and other decorations.

But, try not to add too many accessories in your home after decluttering. If you’re unsure, remember that less is more. You want your house to have a clean look for buyers.

Which artwork to display on the walls

Art is personal to many people. What one person likes, another may find distasteful. When home staging and preparing for a sale, ensure your artwork isn’t a distraction. Remove any personal or sensitive art such as religious or political images, and personal photos.

How to hang art to create the best impression

Art that is too big will overpower the space, whereas small art will appear lost. When hanging artwork over the fireplace, select a piece the same size as its opening. For art hung over furniture, it should not be wider than that piece of furniture’s width. Typically, art should be about 75 per cent of the width of furniture.

If you choose to arrange a collection of art, ensure it has a common theme, consistent frame or colour. Symmetrical groupings add balance and are more visually engaging than asymmetrical ones.

How to combine art and accessories together

In a house full of antiques, for example, use antique-style accessories and frames for your artwork. If you have modern furniture in grand rooms, hang large contemporary paintings. Remember, don’t fill the house. Leave some negative space to give buyers’ eyes a place to rest.

Art and accessories are powerful elements that create a positive experience for potential buyers. They’re an excellent way to create a space that buyers would love to call their own. Have fun with the placement, and if you need some help, hire a home stager. It’s an added expense, but you might end up making more in the final sale. For professional Toronto home staging, contact Baraka GTA Staging at 416-992 9494.

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