Design Recipes: Cathy’s Tip Of The Week – Scale: An Important Element for Home Staging

January 22, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016
When staging a home, context is important. Paying attention to the size of the room can help you to choose design details that will draw attention to the room's best features.
When staging a home, context is important. Paying attention to the size of the room can help you to choose design details that will draw attention to the room’s best features.

The goal of home staging is to show your home in the best possible light.

That means that the design and décor details that you incorporate should be about making the most of available light and space, and looking for ways to help your home appear as open and inviting as possible.

Scale is an important consideration when staging your home, since the size of the room should affect the decisions that you make regarding design details such as furniture, art, and accessories.

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Small Rooms

Filling a small room with normal-sized furniture can cause the room to feel overcrowded. For small rooms, smaller furniture, and design details are key. Choose furniture that’s small, or fine in structure. Try to keep patterns to scale, and opt for smaller prints. Take advantage of white space, and be sure to incorporate plenty into small rooms.

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Spacious Rooms

If you have a large, open room, avoid small pieces, since they can easily become lost in the wide, open space. Instead, welcome larger furniture and bigger, bolder design features. Larger details can help a spacious room feel less daunting and more welcoming.

When staging your home, remember to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes, and try to think through their perspective.

When done effectively, home staging can help potential buyers to see the fullest potential of a home. By paying close attention to details, like scale and proportion, you can help your home to look its absolute best, and will help to draw buyers in.

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