8 Tips to Staging your Home

Expedite the home selling process by making your house warm and inviting. Follow these tips from the pros.

  1. Bright and Cheery: Let natural light in where you can. Turn on artificial lights elsewhere.
  2. Nix the TV: Create conversational seating.
  3. Open Walkways: Create a clear path.
  4. Defined Spaces: Add a desk or clear purpose for awkward spaces.
  5. Less is More: Pack away clutter.
  6. Storage: Organize in baskets to give the appearance of extra storage.
  7. Curb Appeal: Keep a well manicured lawn and welcoming doormat and porch.
  8. Simplify and Neutralize: Paint and furniture should be neutral colors, like white or gray.

Photography by Erica Velasco. Tips from Fallon Liles, a home stager for Rafterhouse.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.


  • Reply January 28, 2014


    I love that US chalk outline. Any idea of where it was purchased?

    • Reply February 15, 2014

      Sarah Hubbell

      World Market!

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