When you sell your home in Aspen, your real estate agent will most likely talk to you about staging – the art of making your home as appealing as possible. One of the rooms you need to pay special attention to is your foyer or entryway; after all, it’s the first space prospective buyers will see. But how do you stage this space? This guide explains.
How to Stage Your Foyer to Sell Your Home
Check out these tips for staging your entryway to sell your home:
- Remember that less is more
- Declutter everything
- Improve your lighting
- Be strategic with your mirror
- Bring in a live plant
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Foyer Staging Tip #1: Remember That Less is More
When it comes to staging, less is almost always more. This is especially true in a small space like a foyer or entryway. You want prospective buyers to feel like they can move freely without being overwhelmed by too much stuff.
Start by removing any unnecessary furniture. The most you should keep (and only if you have ample space) is a bench or another form of seating and a console table that hugs the wall. Then, declutter surfaces like tabletops and shelves. Remove any knick-knacks, photos, or other items that could make the space feel cluttered.
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Foyer Staging Tip #2: Declutter Everything
One of the most important things you can do when staging your foyer is to declutter. This means getting rid of anything that’s not absolutely necessary, including:
- Unnecessary furniture
- Clutter on surfaces like tabletops and shelves (such as mail and keys)
- Anything that could make the space feel cramped or cluttered
It’s okay to top your console table with a dish to hold keys or a letter holder – and it’s even okay to have things in them – but only if they’re neat as a pin and look like decorative but utilitarian items.
Foyer Staging Tip #3: Improve Your Lighting
Lighting is important in any room, but it’s especially important in a space like a foyer where people will be coming in from outside. You want to make sure the space is well-lit so that prospective buyers can see everything – and so that they don’t trip on anything!
There are a few things you can do to improve the lighting in your foyer:
- Open the curtains or blinds to let in as much natural light as possible.
- If you have a ceiling light, make sure it’s turned on.
- Add additional lighting, such as table lamps or floor lamps, if necessary.
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Foyer Staging Tip #4: Be Strategic With Your Mirror
A mirror can make a tremendous difference in the entryway to your home. In addition to reflecting light, it’ll make the space appear larger and more open – and that’s exactly the type of first impression you want to create. With that said, hang your mirror at eye-height over your console table (and make sure it matches the rest of the decor in the foyer).
Foyer Staging Tip #5: Bring in a Live Plant
Live plants have a way of making places feel like home, which is what helps close real estate deals. Bring in a live plant – one that’s easy to care for and hard to kill – so that you can add a splash of color to the space and impress buyers with how well-put-together everything is.
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