Furniture Grouping

Rubina Ratnakar

This is another one of my favorite Staging project that I recently completed by Rubina Ratnakar

The house fetched $33,000 above asking price just because of efficient staging and showing techniques.  Do sign for my newsletter to get latest tips and tricks for effective home staging.

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Furniture Groupings

There’s a common belief that rooms will feel larger and be easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that isn’t the case. Instead, furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls. Re-position sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groups, and place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious. Not only will this make the space more user-friendly, but it will open up the room and make it seem larger.

Give yourself permission to move furniture, articles and accessories among rooms on a whim. Just because you bought that armchair for the living room doesn’t mean it won’t look great anchoring a sitting area in your bedroom study. And try perching a little-used dining-room table in front of a pretty window, top it with buffet lamps and other accessories, and press it into service as a beautiful writing desk or library table.

If you have a room that serves only to gather junk, re-purpose it into something that will add to the value of your home. The simple addition of a comfortable armchair, a small table and a lamp in a stairwell nook will transform it into a cozy reading spot. Or drape fabric on the walls of your basement, lay inexpensive rubber padding or a carpet remnant on the floor and toss in a few cushy pillows. Tada – a new exercise room or yoga studio.

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Rubina Ratnakar

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