Staging to the Rescue!
Remember the Halloween movies with scary houses that had doors turn into wicked mouths and windows became ferocious eyes? Do you also remember watching Dennis the Menace, and you could literally see yourself eating dinner with the family in their super clean (spoiler alert–not totally realistic) home. If your house could be on a show, what would it say? What impression would it leave?
Would it say Welcome! Take your shoes off and stay a while. Would it make the people who walk in, smile and make their senses appreciate everything around them? Or would your home say something different? For instance, Don’t look closely! Get what you came for and leave! Every day is Halloween here!
Our homes have this talent, or tattling ability, of reflecting who we are and where we are at in our lives. Are we content, scattered, organized, overwhelmed, cohesive or lost? Creating a warm and welcoming home is all part of the bigger picture of creating a balanced YOU! Our homes also have the power to help us get where we would like to be. Staging, whether to live or sell, will benefit you in ways you can’t imagine.
Staging to sell, allows buyers to walk into your home feeling welcomed and connected to the home. When done right, a staged home can stir up positive emotions in the buyer that either takes them to a comfortable place in their past or give them hope of where they would like their life to go. Yes! A staged home is that important!
Staging a home to live IN is even more important. It goes beyond just looking pretty. It becomes an organized, functional, aesthetically pleasing, inspiring environment that will propel you to reach your better you. Your home will actually begin to mold you into the organized and creative person that is so desperately trying to get out. Every item has a place and purpose. Imagine the time-saving benefit that is for all of us!
These next few weeks, I want to inspire you the way my home inspires me. I will be sharing tips, room by room, on how to help your home meet it’s potential. Whether you are staging to sell or staging to live, let’s make your house a home! It will speak kind words to those inside, instead of haunting its inhabitants.
Audrey Whiteley, CSE® – Certified Staging Expert
works for Balance & Harmony 360², as a Certified Staging Expert in the HOME division. The home environment affects your health, productivity, and happiness. She works with individuals who need to freshen-up outdated décor, “show” a room’s potential, or help homeowners create a lifestyle. Audrey makes the most of your surroundings whether you are staging for a quick sale, building a home, or want to elicit a more productive and peaceful setting in which to live.
Audrey Can Help Create:
- Ideas or Design Boards
- Room Layouts and Arrangements
- Organization Solutions
- Home Staging DIY Reports
- Pre-Move Prep Strategies and Moving Plans
- Purchasing and Hands-On Staging
- Project Management from Start to Finish
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