Staging & Interior Design – Are They Different?

Home staging and interior design share several common elements. Both involve decorating a property with furniture, art, and décor to enhance the look of the spaces. Although they share these similarities, their purpose could not be more different.

Interior design is intended to encompass the preferences of a homeowner in creating a highly personal space that revolves around their unique needs, wants and tastes. Interior design is done to improve a space to make it more enjoyable to the current homeowner. Staging, however, is in stark contrast to this. The goal of home staging is to create an impersonal space that will appeal to the widest audience of potential new homeowners. Staging is done to a property for sale to bring attention to the strengths and detract from any flaws.

When making a home market-ready it is important for the homeowners to understand that their house is not being decorated to suit their tastes. The choice of colors and furniture selection should be made by the home staging professional based on what will make the property stand out, photograph well and produce a quick sale for the homeowner. A home stager will know exactly what potential buyers are looking for and make design choices that will make the best first impressions.

A professional will make recommendations to the current owner that will positively impact the profit of the client for the least investment. Improvements could include wall paint being refreshed, new flooring, upgrading or updating plumbing or light fixtures, landscaping changes and more.

If you would like to speak with our professional home staging team to discuss the positive results that staging your home for sale will provide, please reach out to us and we will be happy to assist you in reaching your real estate goals.

At Staged to Sell, we want our clients and Home Selling Partners to have every advantage in getting their homes sold fast and for the most profit. One way we contribute to the success of our clients is to offer them Full Home Staging packages. Rather than just placing a few furniture pieces in the main living areas, we literally stage every inch of a property to rival any model home. Click here to see before and after pictures of some of our projects showing the impact we have made for our clients.

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