What Is The Most Important Room To Stage In A Home?

What Is The Most Important Room To Stage In A Home?

Home Staging is a popular buzz word in real estate. If you tune into HGTV shows or browse social media, you'll no doubt come across home staging in action. The reason? Home Staging makes a big, big impact on your bottom dollar when selling a home!  That is one reason we stage every client's home for our home sellers.

Here's a fun question though. Have you ever wondered, what is the most important room to stage in a home? Did you say the kitchen? You're not far off because historically, that has been true. However today's home buyers are prioritzing the family room. When it comes to home staging, the family room stands out because it's the space where people tend to spend a lot of their time. Many of today's modern floor plans have an open concept with the family room and the kitchen so in reality it's super important for both rooms to make a stunning impression!

Here are some reasons why the family room is such an important room to stage:

It sets the tone for the rest of the house

The family room is often centrally located which means it sets the tone for the rest of the house. If the family room is warm, inviting, and well-staged, buyers are more likely to feel positive about the rest of the home as well.

It's a space for relaxation and entertainment

The family room is a space where people tend to spend a lot of their time relaxing, watching TV, and entertaining guests. This means that buyers are likely to be particularly interested in how the family room is laid out and decorated.

It's often a focal point of the home

In many homes, the family room is a focal point of the house, both in terms of its physical location and its design. Because of this, buyers are likely to pay special attention to the family room and how it fits into the overall flow of the home.

So, how can you stage your family room to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers? Here are some tips:

Create a focal point

Whether it's a fireplace, a piece of artwork, or a particularly striking piece of furniture, create a focal point in the family room that draws the eye and sets the tone for the rest of the space.

Make It Cozy And Inviting

Add soft, comfortable furnishings like throw pillows and blankets, and use warm lighting to create a cozy, inviting atmosphere that will make buyers feel at home.

Keep It Clutter-Free

Make sure the family room is free of clutter and personal items like family photos, so that buyers can imagine themselves living in the space.

Use Neutral Colors With Pops Of Color

Neutral colors like beige, gray, and white are always a safe backdrop for home staging. Adding pops of color helps bring the space to life and can positively appeal to home buyer's emotions. I love this family room photo of a home I recently staged and sold. Who wouldn't want to hang out in this cheerful, inviting space?

Staging the family room

By focusing on creating a warm, inviting space that sets the tone for the rest of the house, you can help potential buyers see themselves living in the home and make it more appealing to a wider range of people. 

Tell us what you think. Do you agree that the family room (and the kitchen, wink wink) is the most important room to stage when selling a home?

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