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Avoid these 5 Home Staging Mistakes

Avoid these 5 Home Staging Mistakes

Thinking of staging your home for potential buyers? Many sellers are fascinated with the latest home decor styles on Pinterest and trying to recreate the popular design trends. But it could alienate your buyers. It is best to focus on the basics: get rid of the clutter, depersonalize the rooms, and the most obvious, but often forgotten, deep clean. Professional home staging services can help you creating a space that appeals to a wider audience.


Here is a look at other home staging mistakes you should avoid while prepping your home for a sale.

Failing to consider the potential buyer

Before you start staging, consider your potential buyer persona. Who is your target buyer? Is it likely to be a young family or a single professional? Do you feel your property will appeal to empty nesters?


Your house should appeal to buyers as a place that fits their lifestyle and needs. So, spend some time and think about who might be most interested in your house type, size and location. That said, avoid going overboard with décor that is too specific. You are looking for your house to appeal to a wider audience.

Pinterest staging

As fascinating as Pinterest may seem, staging rooms on different themes can make your house seem incohesive. The entire house should have a common appeal while maintaining the purpose and function of each room.

Not using area rugs

Open floor plans are more difficult to stage. A common staging mistake is leaving different areas undifferentiated or a bare floor that offers no warmth. Have you ever seen a space where the furniture feels like it’s floating or cold? Using area rugs can help to define different areas of a room, or even the house, while adding warmth to your spaces.

Poor lighting

Your Pinterest pins use this but don’t talk about this. Buyers often look for light and airy spaces and you can achieve that with adequate lighting. Heavy drapes, bulky furniture, and elements that block light are a big ‘No’. At the same time, don’t leave your windows bare. Sheer and translucent curtains can be used to accent your windows without blocking out light, especially during Spring and Summer. Cool LED lights can also help you achieve a light and airy look.

Failing to hire a professional staging company

Hiring professional home staging services is a smart decision, if you want your house to look its best and sell quickly. Professional home stagers know how to depersonalize the space, improve its decor and create a home that will appeal to many potential buyers.

For more ideas on home and interior design in Houston, Katy, and surrounding areas in Texas, get in touch with professional interior design consultation company, Morphe Home Staging at 281-826-6744 or write to

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