Ready to sell your home? Tips and Tricks for DIY Home Stagers

Ready to sell your home? Tips and Tricks for DIY Home Stagers




With the coming of Spring also marks the beginning of home buying season – which means that some of you out there may be getting your home ready for sale.

Today, we are excited to chat with Sheri Rose LeDuc, an Interior Design Stylist and Home Stager from Inspiring New Beginnings based out in Tampa Bay, FL, who has over a decade of experience helping her clients redecorate and renovate the look and feel of their homes.  We especially love her motto, “Your Home is Where Our Heart is” and can definitely relate!

Sheri is a believer that staging a vacant house will help it sell faster and for more profit since it takes a unique individual to judge how a sofa, chairs and a ottoman might fit when there’s nothing there but an empty space.  For those who more the do-it-yourself home stagers, here are a few tips that she recommends:

  • To start, give your home a good spring cleaning: Giving your home a de-cluttering and a good cleaning can have a big impact since a clean home will always look nicer and brighter. Make sure to organize shelving with baskets, books and freshen up those decor accents. For those more overwhelmed by the mere thought of cleaning, start first with the main living areas that others see first and then work your way back to the bedrooms.


  • Small things can have big impact: There are some things that can have bigger impact, yet is also affordable. Spruce up your lived in rooms with a fresh new coat and a change color of paint. Change a few lighting fixtures (brighter rooms!), your area rugs, rearrange furniture, change to cheerful accent pillows on your sofa and chairs and new bedding in your master bedroom.
  • Curb appeal is the key: The rooms that you should stage first are the ones buyers will see first. Usually, these are the exteriors (front yard, porch and garage area) and then the interiors (foyer, formal dining room, kitchen, family/living room and master bedroom).


  • Leave behind furniture pieces that compliment your home: If you are moving out and only can leave a few pieces of furniture, here are the ones that would showcase and try to leave furnishings that compliment the style and architect of your house:

-Foyer: an entrance table with buffet lamp.

-Formal Dining Room: Dining room table and chairs with an accent piece for the center, with or without a hutch or buffet table would add a nice touch.

-Living/Family Room: Sofa with a couple of chairs, coffee table or large ottoman and a small table in between chairs with a lamp.

-Kitchen: A few bar stools and a high top table and chairs for nook area.

-Bedrooms: Bed with night stand.

-Office: Desk and chair.

-To add some nice touches to each of these rooms add a few lamps, plants and decor accent pieces.


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