Home Staging For Dummies
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As you prepare your home for sale, you want to stage it as attractively as possible. Consider purchasing some of the items in the following table — realtors purchase these items and use them over and over in the homes they stage.

Room or Area Items
Front entry Sofa table, silk flowers, mirror to reflect light
Living room Throw pillows, rug, lamps, silk trees
Family or rec rooms Artwork, throws, game board, rugs, throw pillows
Master bedroom Six pillows (four sleeping pillows in shams and two throw pillows), bed skirt, white sheets, plush neutral bedding, silk flowers, table lamps, a throw, and art
Kids’ bedrooms or extra bedrooms Neutral and plush bedding, two sleeping pillows in shams and one throw pillow, bed skirt, table lamps, artwork
Bathrooms Plush white linens, colored linens as accents, terry cloth shower curtain, large serene art pieces
Kitchen Cookbooks, silk flowers, light fixtures, serving dishes
Dining room Crystal or silver objects, large art pieces, floral display
Laundry room Wicker laundry basket, artwork, laundry tins with scoop
Curb appeal New mailbox, light fixtures, welcome mat, shutters
Backyard Benches, outdoor urns with silk trees, outdoor rugs

You can take most of this nice, new stuff with you when you move!

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Christine Rae is the founder and President of Certified Staging Professionals.

Jan Saunders Maresh is a nationally known television personality and journalist, specializing in sewing and design.

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