In today’s market, home staging is one of the best real estate marketing strategies to help get your home sold faster and for more money. Budget home staging is a small investment that can make a big difference in your ability to sell your home faster and for more money.

The cost of home staging will vary depending on what you need. You can still benefit from many home staging tricks, even if your budget is tight.

Home staging success is dependent on understanding the psychology of the buyer. These are some of our top home staging tips.

Here are great tips to stage a house on a tight budget.

Budget Home Staging that is Friendly
Declutter, Declutter, and Declutter

Decluttering your entire home before you list it on the market is the best and most cost-effective home staging tip. Even if you have a well-organized home, we recommend reducing it even further. The smaller the items, the better.

This includes thinning out the bookshelves and closets as much as possible. The homeowner will inspect the closets and trim out the excess. Buyers shouldn’t think your home is lacking storage because it is stuffed with clothes and other items.

Use Neutral Colors + Slipcovers

The second most important step is to neutralize your home’s color palette. You can paint walls with any color you like, such as gray or beige. You can save money by doing the job yourself. Talk to the experts at your local hardware or paint store to learn more about how you can save money on this project.

You can replace your colorful flooring if it is in good condition but you don’t have the funds to do so.

Furniture is no exception. Slipcovers are inexpensive and can be used to reduce the impact of loudly-colored furniture. They are great for updating old furniture to a classic look that buyers will love. Make sure to iron them before you use them!

Add some color to your home with colorful accents

Once you have neutralized your home’s palette, it’s important to reintroduce some strategic pops of color. Keep them sparing but well-placed, such as some appropriate artwork on the walls, pillows, and other decorative pieces.

Pillows instantly make any space feel more spacious and luxurious. Home Goods has a wide selection of accent pillows to make your sofa, side chair, or bed more inviting. You can save even more money by covering the ones you already own or buying plain, inexpensive pillows and then covering them with fabric from JoAnn’s Fabrics’ clearance rack.

You can find decorative items such as sculptures at flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores, and garage sales. For a few dollars, you can spray paint high gloss on the items to give them a modern update.

Accent with flowers and plants

Your home will be more appealing to potential buyers if you include natural elements. We love to add plants (or fakes) to corners and surfaces such as the coffee table or kitchen counter.

Add a tall plant or two to your front door if it is empty. To improve curb appeal and make your front entrance more welcoming, we recommend adding colorful, well-placed plants.

Make focal points

A focal point is essential to improve the appearance of any space. To draw buyers’ attention to a fireplace, the furniture should be placed around it. A large window with beautiful views is the same.

It is important to arrange furniture in a way that makes a space feel open and airy. It doesn’t take much to move things around and it can make a big difference in how spacious or small the space feels. You can create a flow by moving furniture around or taking out pieces that make it feel cramped.

A spare bedroom can be filled with an air mattress

You can make a spare bedroom, or a room you used as a storage or playroom, into a guest bedroom by using a simple trick: buy an inflatable mattress and lift it on empty boxes. Cover it with a bed skirt and luxurious comforter. Add accent pillows. You can finish it off by adding simple end tables to the room (you can spray-paint TV tray frames to save even more money), or a tall plant in the corner. You have a beautifully staged guest room!

Upgrade Your Master Suite to Make It More Luxurious

A great alternative to a headboard is to hang sheers or light-colored drapes underneath the bed. This will give the master bedroom a more luxurious feel, which is exactly what homeowners want.

This can be paired with a lovely comforter, lots of pillows, and a tray that includes either a coffee cup, a bag of coffee, or wine glasses. These items are all inexpensive, but they will make buyers feel like they have stepped into a cozy retreat.

Arrange your Clothes by Color

Once you have organized your closets, another tip you can use that will not cost you anything is to arrange your clothes according to color. Although it may seem a little silly, this will make your closet look even neater and more pleasing to the eyes.

White Towels, a White Robe and Bathroom Accessories

Home staging can be as simple as adding small touches to make a big impact. It’s all about white linens in the bathroom. To hang your towels on the wall or drape them over the tub, grab some inexpensive white towels at Target or Walmart. To add luxury, you can tie a ribbon around the towels that are hanging.

A simple white robe with a wooden hanger is also a great idea. These robes are often associated with luxury hotels. This will subconsciously signal to them that they are somewhere they can relax and be pampered.

These home staging tips can be budget-friendly and help you sell your house faster.

Sandi Branker is a Real Estate agent and a Think Ely Real Estate Team member at Zolo Ottawa. She can be reached at (613) 408–7935 or by email at Facebook| Google My Business |Website Home Page |

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