The window in the before photo is minimized by the small valance that interrupts the view. The large hutch also competes with the window for attention. We accentuated the height of the window with the addition of inexpensive rods and full length drapery panels. We installed them at the proper height and width to improve the natural lighting and the view outside. The hutch was replaced with a small table with thin legs to show more of the flooring which makes the room appear larger.
Furniture placement was an important home staging consideration for this bedroom. The large bookcase in the corner, the bureau between the windows and the items to the left of the doorway were relocated to increase spaciousness and natural light throughout the room and bring the buyer’s attention to the windows, an important feature of the home.
We helped this beleaguered client decide which belongings were most important to move to her new location. We also selected those items that would be best to use to stage the home for sale. We set up sorting zones in her basement and explained the best method to de-clutter so she could involve her children, siblings and friends to help. She was ready to list within two weeks and organized to move!
To prepare this property for the real estate market we chose neutral wall color to appeal to many buyers and selected furniture that improved the traffic flow. Proper positioning of long drapery panels added sophistication, allowed in the maximum amount of natural light and made the windows look larger.
We changed the wall color to accentuate the white French doors. We used a futon from another room to create the spare room/office and we chose a large piece of artwork from their storage area to give the room a focal point.
We changed the placement of the furniture to reveal the beautiful fireplace and invite buyers into the room. Removal of the heavy drapery allowed in more natural light and made it easier to approach the windows to see the back yard and patio.