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Staging is one of the most vital parts of the home-selling process. While some people are visually creative enough to imagine how they may place their furniture, the spacing that entails, the color schemes they like, etc., a lot of people are not. They may see an empty room and only know that – here are four walls. I guess you could hang some picture here? Maybe it’ll look nicer if everything wasn’t Agreeable Gray… hm. I’ll have to think about this.

When selling your home, you need to make sure everyone can see a life within the walls. Just make sure you don’t break the bank when doing it.

Fresh Baked Cookies

The last thing that you want when potential buyers come around is for them to scrunch their faces up and ask if you left the milk out to spoil. You need to make sure the place smells like home!

One trick you can use takes just one trip to the grocery store. Put two caps of vanilla extract in a coffee mug, heat your oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and pop it in there for an hour. That’s it, you’re done. The smell of fresh cookies, sunny times with grandma, and warm hugs will spread through the home. May all your mistakes melt away as the smell of, ah yes, this is home, invites in your buyers.

Help with Roasting Marshmallows

Fireplaces can be a huge sell! As long as they don’t look like they belong on the bad end of the eighties, or even seventies. Take off the awkward, screech-filled folding screen and put something chic and modern in front of it. Clean up the tile and put up a statement mantlepiece. Try painting the wall around the fireplace with a statement darker color, letting it stand out from the rest of the room! A really good fireplace can tip an interested buyer into an enthusiast!

It’s So Fluffy

Everyone wants high ceiling. That’s not exactly something you can add in after the thought. You can, however, get a good, dark, fluffy rug. A good trick to learn is this nifty thing about color theory: when decorating a room, darks go on the bottom, and lights go on the top. Keep the rug something neutral and not too personal, and darker than the surrounding walls. This makes the room feel bigger, especially with a smooth, white ceiling.

Brighten Their Day

Light has never been subject to controversy! Bring plenty of it in to entice those viewers. Get a lamp with some accent color, get a new hanging chandelier. Check to make sure every bulb is working. Check the ceiling bulbs as well to make sure that each one emits the same kind of light as well – such as one being more dim than the others, or one is a white light and the others more yellow. If you live there you may not notice a small detail like this, but to a visitor checking to see if they would be interested, it can be rather disconcerting.

Of course, these tips all come after the standard ones. Make sure you clean every surface, remove all clutter except for tasteful, neutral, impersonal pieces, and fluff all the pillows. Put the best foot forward and there’s a good chance that the interested parties will put their best price forward!