|Plants are one of the most important props that a stager needs.|
No one learns in a vacuum.
Why learn staging by making mistakes or looking at examples of what doesn't work? You have just one chance to make a first impression on buyers.
Why one color? Because one color will unify your house, so that rooms "talk to each other." It will also make the house feel newer and larger. And it will save you money on paint, and save you time when you have to touch up. One color. Everywhere.
If one color just doesn't work with existing fixtures (maybe you have a fireplace with yellow undertones in the living room, and countertops with pink undertones in the bathroom) chances are you can find two colors that still "talk to each other."
Forget the bad rap neutrals get for being boring. You want benign colors that offend no one.
You want colors that will unify all your furnishings. You want colors that anyone can live with,
at least temporarily. No one would call this entranceway boring. Photo: BHG
A grouping of small mirrors in wooden frames was all it took to add some sparkle to this
dining area. The mirrors act like windows to create the sense of openness. Photo: BHG
Exceptions to the rule? Historic homes where you want to show off architectural details around a window. Or ultra modern spaces where you want the minimalist look of unadorned glass. Or a small room with a small window where small is part of the charm and large window treatments would dwarf the space.
There's always room for some greenery or flowers. At least, there should be!
Silk plants and flowers are easy to care for, look terrific, don't offend the scent-sensitive,
and you can take them with you when you move. Photo here and at top: BHG