Home Staging Secrets: How to Spruce Up Your Home Office

March 26, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

Home offices are wonderful selling points for homes — it gives buyers a chance to imagine what they could use it for, whether it be an office, a gym, or even a guest room! And if you’re lucky enough to have a home office, you need to know how to make it work to your advantage.

Some common mistakes that sellers often make are not giving that spare room a clear purpose, under-furnishing, or simply using it as a storage room. None of these things are appealing to buyers! The below home office, for example, was under-furnished and looked drab:


The big, gaping empty spaces and lack of accessories in this home office are part of the problem! In the after photos, you’ll see that we moved the desk to create a focal point in the room, added accessories (including a minibar!) and a comfy chair to make it appear more inviting.

officeafter.jpgPhoto Credits: Cathy Hobbs. Staged by a Cathy Hobbs Home Staging Class

Want to learn more about home staging? Check out one of my Home Staging Classes. The next classes take place on March 28th in Arlington, Virginia, and on April 4th in Long Island NY!

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