Today I am going to be giving you some home staging tips that will help your farmhouse style or modern rustic home stand out from the rest. I’m also going to touch on how to use nature wall art and other aspects of the décor to help complement the type of home you are trying to stage. In order to help my readers, let’s take a look at an example of what we are talking about and see how it can be implemented into your own home with ease!
When staging your living room or family room, place large pieces of Nature Wall Art here to make them stand out when potential buyers enter. Use Modern Rustic furniture or soft comfortable Farmhouse Style seating to create an inviting atmosphere. Make sure that any personal items are not visible. Your goal is to showcase your house in its best light, with no family heirlooms! A few plants can be placed on shelves or tables to bring nature inside. You can also add one or two small framed photos of you and your family as well as a nice lamp with a table runner. If you want to use artwork that has sentimental value, put it in another room where it will not be seen by anyone but you (and maybe your kids).
The Dining Room
When staging a dining room, it is important to find items that match your decor, but also provide function. The dining room should also be in line with your overall design strategy. There are many modern farms table options out there that can fit into any type of décor as well as provide great function. For example, these two tables by All Modern are simple enough that they can look great even with natural wall art or other nature-inspired elements while at the same time providing you with ample space to entertain large groups of people.
The Living Room
Natural lighting is key, so avoid placing your furniture near windows. If you’re not using curtains, replace them with Roman shades or shutters that allow light to filter in. The less light an object reflects, generally speaking, the more pleasing it will be to potential buyers. That’s why we love nature wall art as an affordable solution that also draws attention away from ugly elements such as paint color or worn-out hardwood floors.
A small room with large windows, white walls, dark hardwood floors, and light gray/white bedding can make any small space appear bigger. Modern rustic design is all about mixing masculine elements (like gray or dark wood) with feminine elements (like white bedding or fresh flowers) so that both men and women are equally comfortable in your space. Throw in something special—in my case, I often use an antique mirror. A huge floor-to-ceiling mirror made our 450 square foot bedroom look much bigger!
Farmhouse-style kitchens are all about clean lines, neutral colors, and simple decor. This look is often accented with white or gray walls, simple cabinetry and hardware, stainless steel appliances (such as a double oven), granite countertops, subway tile backsplashes, hardwood floors (or wood accents), and pendant lighting.
Nothing says Welcome Home like your front porch. A tasteful arrangement of pots, planters, and potted plants can create visual interest without being ostentatious. The first impression people get of your house should say I welcome you without having to use words. This also helps deter would-be thieves who are looking for an easy target.
Once you’ve decided to invest in staging your property, it’s essential to take an inventory of your outdoor space. Farmhouse-style homes often feature gardens, patios, or porches. These are great places to showcase natural lighting through high windows, sofas facing outward, or sections that are shaded under an overhang. Natural light shines beautifully on these spots! Your home will not only sell faster when staged but also at a higher price.