Home staging can transform your home entirely. Taking it from a cluttered, uninspired space to a beautiful, dream home that instantly brings in multiple offers. A professional stager will have knowledge on design trends and what works best in the space you have, however they can be rather pricey. If you don’t have this option in your budget, no worries. You can keep reading to learn design and styling tips from the experts on how you can DIY your home staging, and click this link to read the entire article.
1. Arrange bouquets of flowers
Look for long-lasting fresh—not fake—flowers that smell good and won’t drop petals quickly, recommends Bee Heinemann, home design expert at Vant Wall Panels.
“Great selections include ranunculus, calla lilies, pink freesia, dahlias, roses, and carnations,” she says.
“Place flowers in small, tightly arranged bundles in short vases,” suggests Carole Marcotte, a designer with Form & Function, in Raleigh, NC.
Pro tip: Use a rubber band to keep the stems together. And be sure to trim the stems and change the vase water every few days.
Photo by Stickley Furniture – You don’t have to be a florist to arrange a bouquet of flowers that stuns.
2. Fill a fruit bowl
“Fruit is a symbol of abundance, prosperity, and good luck, which is why you often see it in staged homes,” says Heinemann. It’s inexpensive and adds a burst of color and texture that helps tie a room together.
The best fruits to display are oranges, lemons, and green apples. “Green apples are particularly pretty and last a long time,” says Marcotte.
Avoid bananas, berries, or pears, which will ripen quickly and smell sickly sweet. Fruit shouldn’t look fancy or fussy, so just stack the pieces on a serving platter or pile them into a glass or ceramic bowl.
Photo by Jennifer Grey Interior Design & Color Specialist – Crisp green apples in a black bowl look inviting on a kitchen counter.