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Finding the Perfect Color for Your Walls…

Selecting a paint color for your walls can be a daunting task. With all of the options in the color spectrum, how will you ever be able to choose the right one? We hope to give you some helpful hints to make the decision easier.  

Neutrals with pops of color

Painting for Staging your home:
 When staging, the goal is to sell your home and so it is wise to appeal to the masses. This is why neutrals are so often utilized in staged homes. They are unobtrusive, practical, and easy to live with. It is important to point out that off-white or shades of white should not be considered in the neutral category. It can come across as cold or sterile, which is not what you want a possible buyer to feel when they enter your home. (Note – White can be pulled off if you are furnishing in shades of white or doing a theme with white). We recommend that you lean towards warmer neutrals. If you fear that your home will be too boring with all of these quiet shades, keep in mind that you can incorporate statement colors with accessories and artwork.


Our new office reflects our rust, brown and blue logo colors

 Painting for Interior Design:

 When selecting paint for your interiors, consider your favorite colors and shades. If you are having difficulty figuring out this color, take a peek inside your closet and see what colors you wear the most as well as what colors are repeated in your accessories. Do you like warm or cool colors? What is your favorite gemstone? Do prefer a calming interior or one that makes a bold statement to reflect your personality? Surround yourself with colors that evoke happiness for you.

If you are determined to paint a vibrant or bold color, they are often most successful in powder rooms, dining rooms, or as an accent wall. Accent walls are grounding and are commonly applied on a wall with a couch, bed, or large piece of furniture against it.


Staging and Designing your home with Paint Colors

 A trip to your local home improvement store can be overwhelming. Who knew there were so many shades of beige? Be aware that your eyes can be tricked by the paint chips. What may seem like a cheerful color to you on a small square may be incredibly bright on an entire wall. Choose wisely and do not select just one. Most home improvement stores allow you to get small samples of paint (approximately $3-$5 each), which is highly recommended before you purchase three buckets of paint that you may not be pleased with after you get home.

Further Tips

  • Keep in mind that it is a good rule to have colors flow naturally from room to room. Otherwise, too many disjointed colors create an atmosphere that is jumpy.
  • Paint just a portion of your wall or a large piece of poster board and tape it to the surface. This way, you are able to see the color on a larger scale and be able to better imagine what it will look like on the entire surface before doing all of the work.
  • Observe how it looks through different times of the day and with whatever extra lighting you will use.

  Still feel confused about what color to select?  Triangle Home Staging and Design  is happy to aid you with your staging and interior design needs. You can contact us either by e-mail or phone:

 Info@TriangleStaging.com 0r 919.324.2225.  Please visit us at www.TriangleStaging.com and see what is happening on our Facebook Fan Page


Decluttering is only the first Step to Staging your Home

If you are trying to sell your home,  you have probably already heard about home staging.   Many believe that home staging is the process of de-cluttering and cleaning.   Truthfully, cleaning & de-cluttering is only the first step to staging your home right.  You can easily de-clutter your own home, but you have to know when enough is enough.  It is very common for Homeowners to go to far when neutralizing the decor.  It is very important to strike a balance in every room.  See some tips from our earlier post Get Ready, Get Set, Get Sold

Professional Home Stagers are fast & efficient when it comes to de-cluttering,  but once that is done then the REAL fun (work) begins.  We look at the house as a whole and each room should have a defined purpose.  An experienced Professional Home Stager considers furniture placement, scale, balance, color schemes, light, views and traffic flow while enhancing selling features of the home, while making it picture perfect.  A good Home Stager will be creative, working with what you already have to create optimal appeal for home buyers. 

For example, take a look at the two rooms below: 





We were able to open up the rooms and make them appear larger.  Before, it was difficult to distinquish the living room from the family room.   We were able to clearly define the rooms using what the homeowner already had.  By moving the sofas around we were able to make the formal living room appear twice as large.  Now when you enter and the family room you can see the view out to the pool, which was previously hidden by the sofa.

In the next example, the room was over crowded blocking the flow through the room.  A rug from the bonus room lightened the space and was a better scale for the room.



To sell your home faster and get Top Dollar Home Staging can make the difference, but don’t stop at de-cluttering,  that is really where the true work and creativity begins.  Buyers are savvy and first impressions are everything, so make sure you get it right before the first buyer comes knocking. We are creative in using the homeowners existing furnishings and accessories, or with the help of our accessory and furniture rental program we artfully achieve a designer look. Visit www.RaleighStager.com  or www.TriangleStaging.com for more details.

Staging Your Raleigh Home, Don’t miss your best opportunity to Sell!

Your best window of opportunity to sell your home is within the first few weeks of listing it on the MLS. That is when Home Buyer’s interest is at it’s best and Real Estate Agents are previewing new properties for their Clients. A common theme that I have heard lately from sellers, “we are going wait and see what happens before we make any improvements or consider home staging”. Postponing necessary improvements or Staging your property you could miss the best, and maybe only opportunity, for a full price contract. Days on the market can directly correlate with what a buyer is willing to offer. As a seller you have to consider the carrying costs of the property as well. Considering Home Staging upfront can help alleviate longer carrying costs and ensure that you get top dollar for your investment.

1. Frist Impressions:
You don’t get a second chance to make a First Impression with your Buyer. Once they have seen your property and it does not spark an interest, they will mark it off the list of possibles and move on to the next listing.

2. Property Presentation
Staging your Raleigh Home before it hits the market will get you the best possible Internet photos. Since 73% of home buyers look on the Internet before viewing a property it is important to capture your property in the best light. We are Professional Home Stagers who can create photo ready rooms in a matter of hours. We can even provide the pictures for your Real Estate Agent to Use with the listing.

3. Increase your showings:
Agents will show a professionally staged property over one that has not been staged. Agents know buyers will be more inclined make an offer on a home that is in show condition. More showings means selling faster and at a better price.

4. Longer DOM, leads to lower offers:
Studies show that the longer your home stays on the market the lower the selling price will actually be. Staging your home is much less than your first price reduction.

Positioning your property with Home Staging, your “largest investment” from the beginning will ensure a greater return, faster than the wait and see approach. Home staging does not have to cost a lot of money. For as little as $250.00 the price of a staging consultation, and some sweat equity on your part, you can make an impact on your home. If you don’t have the time to make the neccessary changes we can help you, organize, pre-pack, de-clutter and stage your home ranging from $450 to $800 depending on the property. Contact us at http://www.raleighstager.com

Get Ready, Get Staged and Get Sold!

Spring is upon us in the Triangle and The Real Estate Market is picking up, but are you ready?  Now is the time to think about Staging your home, don’t let your home sit on the market for months before you think about Staging it.  The best time to Stage your home is before it is listed.  It is prooven that 87 percent of buyers preview homes on the internet, so make sure your photos work for you not against you!

There are many simple tips you can do yourself to prepare your home for the Real Estate Market:

Start from the Outside-In:  Creating curb appeal can sometimes be the most important factor when selling your home.  You have to get the buyer through the front door first!  Now is the time to Clean-up and Freshen Up!   At the very minimum make sure your entrance shines.  Have colorful planters with blooming flowers and a new welcome mat.  These are very inexpensive ways to say welcome to your new home.  Creating flower beds near the front door and adding fresh mulch can make a dramatic difference from the street and entice buyers to see more.  Over grown shrubs and less then desirable lawns will give the buyers the impression of an unkept home overall.  Make the First Impression of your home a Lasting Impression!  Don’t know where to start?  Contact us for help!

Get Rid of Clutter!- Once you have gone through the entire house to de-clutter, than go back de-clutter some more!  Pack away smaller accessories and collections.  As a rule of thumb, I always recommend packing it away If it’s smaller than a football and unless you are decorating a sports bar, pack away the football too!  Don’t forget about the closets.  Full closets will send a message to the buyer that there is not enough storage in the home.  The fact is we all have way too many things and we don’t want the buyer to see how many shoes and clothes we have, but the storage space that is in the closet.  Check out the examples below:

 Closet BeforeCloset After

Everything that is necessary is still left in the closet, but the rest has been pack away in order to show how big the closets are.  The best part is when moving time comes it will be a breeze!

Don’t know where to start, can’t find the time or you just can not see beyond your own things, then hire a Professional Home Stager to help you get started!  As Professional Home Stagers we can stage your home to sell using your things correctly placing furniture and accessories to enhance and highlight your properties features.  Make sure buyers can see beyond your things and the over grown shrubs out front! Curb appeal and de-cluttering are simple inexpensive ways for you to get you home ready for a SALE!