Home Staging vs Interior Design
Home Stagers are looking to highlight a home’s best features. Unlike Interior Design, Home Stagers have free will, they can design as they see fit. Given today’s real estate market, pictures are important as ever! The purpose of Staging is to inspire and excite the prospective buyer. Think of a staged room as a window display. According to a HomeLight survey in 2019, “Two-thirds of top-performing agents from markets across the country believe buyers will pay more for a staged home, and nearly 83% say that a staged home sells faster than an unstaged home.” In terms of materials, the real question is “What will look best?” not “Is this practical?”. Smaller furniture is almost always better; large pieces can make your home feel small. Stagers can often incorporate your existing furniture and are not looking for “unique finds” they are looking for items that have “mass appeal”. Often you can pay under $1,000 for this service.