Home Staging Check List: Den

So many of our clients say, "we are moving because we just want more space".  What happens when someone has too much stuff for the space?  I personally don't like a messy bedroom or living room, but there has to be room for the overflow, and condo closets are often very small.  In a condo, Over Keepers often end up dumping a lot of stuff in the den.  

 Too much furniture and surface mess obscures the usefulness of this den!

Too much furniture and surface mess obscures the usefulness of this den!

1) Start From Scratch.  Sometimes you have to empty out everything to see what you actually need.  It can be better to place the necessary objects in a room, rather than removing the unnecessary objects.  You'll end up with a more functional space when you are not trying to accommodate large printers and scanners. 

2) Furniture Selection.  Choose the right furniture for the space - not too big, and not too small.  Furniture should have room to breath, and not be hitting all three walls. 

3) Style!  Make the space look inviting and warm. You are trying to create the opportunity for potential buyers to envision themselves living in the space.  Make it easier for them to imagine by keeping the space open, clean, and neutral, and inviting.

4) Get Help.  If it really seems too overwhelming, don't be she to ask for help. A Home Staging Consultant can give you valuable guidance on how to showcase the best features of your condo.  A quick Consultation and task list may be all you need to get on  your way!

 Appropriately sized desk, pops of colour add interest

Appropriately sized desk, pops of colour add interest

Listing Realtor: Susan Murray

Photographer: James Burry