What is “redesign”?

People ask me this all the time: what exactly is “redesign”? It’s actually one of the fastest and most fun ways to give any room in your house a makeover. Redesign is simply taking what you already own and rearranging it in a fresh way. For most of my redesign clients, I never use anything that isn’t already in my client’s home before I get there. I just rearrange things in a more efficient way and use furniture and accessories from other areas of the home. It’s truly amazing just how big a difference redesign can make. Here are some before and afters of some redesigns I’ve worked on recently:

 We swapped out the curtains and chairs for something lighter and cleared out the clutter.
The addition of the right accessories and voila – beautiful new room!

Look at how removing a few things and exchanging some pieces made such a big difference.
Note: EVERYTHING in this redesign was already owned by the client!

So, do you believe in the power of redesign yet? Try it for yourself! You can also hire a professional redesigner if you’d prefer. My company offers redesign services so if you’re in the central Florida area and would like to learn more, please contact me at megan@professionalstaging.com or call 407-383-4361.

Warm regards,

Evoking A Sense of “Home”

Whether you’re selling a home or just trying to add some warmth to your own, there are some easy ways to add decor to a space so that it evokes a sense of “home.” It’s one of the most important parts of home staging because while furniture definitely fills a room, the details are what give it warmth. Here are some of my own examples of those special home staging touches:

Having the table set at all times makes the dining room look full of life and adds interest for the eye. Don’t stop at the plates – bring in extra color with a bottle of wine and fruit arrangements.

Beautiful bedding and pillows are the best place to start in a bedroom, but don’t stop there, especially when staging to sell. Add a tray with some glasses and a bottle of wine to help buyers imagine living there. Ever noticed they do this a lot in model homes? Because it works!

This is another great option for the bedroom, either for the bed or an ottomon with a comfy chair nearby: a breakfast setting with a teapot, fruit (for color), wrapped flatware and a book.

Don’t forget the outside! Try staging your patio or front porch with plantlife and a nice bench. Adding some outdoor pillows and a couple of books gives it some extra color and warmth. Imagine how different this corner would look if it were bare. Much prettier this way, isn’t it?

Try some of these ideas if you’re staging a home to sell or if you just want to add something fresh to your own home. To learn more about home staging, check out my book Stageology: How to Stage to Sell or if you’re in the Orlando area and would like to hire professional staging services, check out ProfessionalStaging.com. Happy staging!

Warm regards,