Let’s be honest, staged homes can look and feel boring and predictable. It’s tough because the nature of staging is to appeal to as many buyers (and their emotions) as possible- so staging companies play it safe, and that’s smart. Here in Nashville, TN, where we have a staging business, however, there is a growing demographic of younger buyers who really appreciate a more eclectic, custom feel in home staging. The houses they are buying are renovated older homes that really lend themselves to a mix of vintage and new furniture and some unexpected twists.
Whether your staging your home to sell or simply decorating your home to make it feel more “you”, here are some fun and simple tips to put personality into any space.
7. Put a Hat On It
6. Use that Spare Chair
Staged homes can look boring and predictable. Using a chair as a night stand is unexpected and charming. Just be sure you use a smaller size chair such as a wooden or rattan chair that is similar in scale to a side table.
5. Tango with Texture
4. One for the Books!!
3. Stayin’ Alive
2. Avoid Matchy Matchy
1. Something Old, Something New
Obviously, I’m a huge fan of vintage and admittedly, my personal home is way more “something old” than “something new” but for most people it’s the opposite and that’s okay! You just want to have at least one vintage piece/item in each room – it brings a depth and soul that nothing from Target will. Trust me!