How to Stage on a Budget

Staging a home can be a lot of pressure. But it doesn’t have to be expensive.

If you don’t have a lot of money to work with, there’s still a lot you can do. Here are some tips.

Clear the clutter

The less of your possessions that are visible, the more people will be able to picture themselves in your home. Start with the foyer: in order to make it welcoming, get rid of the things usually left there, like keys, family photos, and trophies. Focus on clearing out closets to emphasize the amount of storage space you have. Place any extra items you have displayed in storage.

Arrange purposefully

It’s time to rearrange your furniture. Start with your largest piece and then arrange everything else around it. Rugs can make your space seem larger and art can give the room character.

Top it off

There are a lot of small steps you can take to freshen up your home. Start with some new paint, a set table, and fresh flowers. Replace dull bulbs with brighter ones and refinished floors if yours are scuffed. Use nice scents in moderation.


A bedroom is where people need to feel the most comfortable in a home. So keep all the colors neutral in order for people to picture their own personality in the space. Make sure the bed has a headboard. Continue with the decluttering theme and make sure personal belongings are put away. Make sure the bedding looks extra comfortable.


Would-be homebuyers generally spend the least amount of time in the bathroom, so make sure it looks good at first glance. Be sure to clean, ensuring there’s no mold or calcium residue and that towels are fresh and white. Make sure all shower supplies and mats are new as well.

Source: Inman

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