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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

 
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Should we paint before selling our Raleigh Home?

 Should we paint this room?  What color do you recommend? 
 

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For a light and comfortable feel, choose a palette of three or four hues (warm colors) and select a hue value on the lighter end of the paint deck. You can now paint those colors anywhere in your house and they will blend together creating a more open and cohesive feel.
For a dramatic look, try painting the rooms all the same hue, perhaps a soft warm gray, and then add explosions of color throughout with artwork or accessories A big modern art piece on the living room
 wall or bright pillows on the sofa. 
 
As long as you have enough light in the room, both natural and artificial, you can have a darker hue on the walls and still create a warm comfortable feeling. If you have very limited natural light, try a light creamy beige with a hint of yellow on your walls to add a little sunshine.

Checkout a great website with suggestions for colors:MyPerfectColor.com

 
or contact us at www.RaleighStager.com  for a color consultation
 
Happy Painting! 
 

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: 

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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.

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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