Essential Home Staging Props for Every Room of the Home
A key part of home staging is modernizing and the most effective way to modernize a space is to add some key staging accessories that help to update each room. Usually the home stager after the walk-and-talk consultation will create this home staging props shopping list for the seller. Better yet, the home stager can simply shop on the seller's behalf to purchase items that will go a LONG WAY in updating the home and attracting that best offer possible.
My Expert E-Designer has curated a 20-page, shopping list of essential home staging props for each home that goes on the market inside the Expert E-Designer HSR Template Library, so if you're one of my Expert E-Design students, go ahead and add it to your account.
We've also added this curated client presentation with shopping links to the home staging course under the Successful Consultations section.
Let's take a look at the essential home staging props room-by-room...
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Home Staging Props Every Seller Needs
Every home can benefit from a new door mat, more greenery, mirrors and what I call "staging trays".
The 62 inch circular mirror can work in any home and multiple spaces to add additional light, use over a fireplace, in an entryway or go over a bathroom vanity. At only $60 bucks at Target, this mirror which has over 1000 five star reviews is a steal!
The banana fiber pouf or stool is another extremely versatile item that can add much needed texture to any space for a mere $30 bucks at Ikea.
Essential Kitchen Home Staging Props
Most kitchens lack warmth and personality because they are filled with hard finishes. Never clear every counter and try and sell a bare kitchen! Since the kitchen is a huge selling opportunity for the home seller it becomes even more critical to carefully stage counter vignettes that add texture and warmth.
I personally love the look of layered cutting boards sitting upright on a kitchen counter, a bowl of fresh fruit and brand new woven dish towels. White accessories denote cleanliness, so using white home staging props will help to make the clean connection for buyers. These small, inexpensive additions go a long way in creating a clean, natural atmosphere.
Check out how these simple kitchen home staging props along with paint completely transform this kitchen my sister's staging company, Pacific Home Design in Santa Cruz designed:
Essential Bedroom Home Staging Props
Bedrooms are so personal, that it can be discomfiting walking into another person's boudoir for a buyer...especially if the bedding is old and tired looking.
Adding white bedding enlarges the space and gives it a fresh, clean feel in any bedroom.
Essential Bathroom Home Staging Props
Bathrooms are similar to bedrooms in that they are intensely personal, so using white and having it immaculate will never scare off buyers. Use a tray to anchor a vignette on the counter. Fresh white, fluffy towels stacked by the tub and greenery gives the space that spa feel.
This luxury white towel set for under $35 bucks is an essential for every bathroom in the home and with over 1300 positive reviews as an Amazon Prime Choice, it's a steal: https://amzn.to/2Af5yCA
Perfect Coffee Table Vignette Home Staging Props
Building beautiful vignettes or what I call "emotional connection points" in each room of the home takes an extreme eye for design.
In our Staging Essentials Client Presentation that we've just added to both the Expert E-Design Training and the Home Staging Certification course, we built a perfect coffee table vignette that is easy for clients to purchase and build on their own.
Home Staging Props for Living Spaces
What room can't benefit from a large jute rug, fresh new pillows, more lighting and fiddle leaf tree?
These simple, yet updated staging accessories are usually the missing piece in a living space. Make sure to go large on the floor rugs, so that every front leg of your furniture touches it. This rug on Overstock is priced right at $200 while the 5 foot fiddle leaf tree with great reviews on Amazon is under $100: https://amzn.to/2ZGZk9k
Etsy is my go-to place for awesome pillows, so have fun exploring various shops for that perfect, pillow combination. This Etsy shop had this luxury set of pillows for sale for only $115 which is a steal for this kind of quality and size.
Even if the home seller is on the tightest of budgets, these many items valued in total at around $2000 will make a $20000 difference in the value of the home.
Buyers are looking for stylish decor and statistically will pay more for homes that have updated decor, so spending a bit on these versatile accessories will be an investment in the sale of the home.
If you're an HSR Member, go ahead and download the full Client Presentation with Shopping Links and add that to your Consultation for your home sellers...cheers!
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