Home Staging Secrets: Staging On A Budget!

By Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs
5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™. Cathy currently hosts her own self-branded design television series, Design Recipes, airing on the top rated “PIX Morning News” on WPIX-TV in New York City. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV's Hit Reality Series "DESIGN STAR and most recently served for a year as the green expert for “The Life Improvement Squad” a national campaign with IKEA and O Magazine.
April 23, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

Believe it or not, you can stage your home on a budget! While it’s important to make your home look presentable, it’s not necessary to re-vamp every room and pour big bucks into staging. There are plenty of small fixes you can use to make your home look like a million bucks (without actually spending as much!).

1. Create a focal point. If a room is cluttered with this and that and has no real “center,” it won’t look as appealing as it should. One of the easiest ways to bring a room together is to create a focal point. Choose one item that draws the eye in – a large picture, a potted plant, etc. – and let it be the star. In this bedroom, we used a tall picture above the bed and between the two windows to instantly draw attention.

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Photo Credit: Cathy Hobbs. Design by Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes

2. Use curtains as a headboard. If your bed is less than appealing and you’re lacking a headboard, try using curtains! Hang them on the wall behind the bed to create a dramatic effect.

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3. It’s all about the entrance. Buyers decide whether or not they like a home in as little as 30 seconds, so be sure to make it count! Pay special attention to the entrance – inexpensive additions can make the world of difference. Try a beautiful piece of artwork, a plant, or even just a decorative item such as a vase or sculpture.

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Want to learn more about home staging? Check out one of my Home Staging Classes. The next classes take place on May 2nd in Edmonton, AB and on May 9th in San Diego CA!

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Cathy Hobbs
5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™. Cathy currently hosts her own self-branded design television series, Design Recipes, airing on the top rated “PIX Morning News” on WPIX-TV in New York City. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV's Hit Reality Series "DESIGN STAR and most recently served for a year as the green expert for “The Life Improvement Squad” a national campaign with IKEA and O Magazine.