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Become Your Own Expert in Home Staging

Regardless of whether or not you're looking to sell your home, it's the first thing you wake up to each morning and the first thing that guests or visitors will have their eyes drawn to. 


Here are some simple, cost-friendly and fun suggestions you can consider to customize the atmosphere you find most appealing, whether that be rejuvenating, lively, classy or homey.


STEP 1: MIRROR MIRROR


Veratile in many ways, mirrors can be put to use in almost any room of your home! There's absolutely no shortage to the styles and colors that they come in, so take advantage of their ability to add dimension, highlight architectural features or add unique accents. 


1) Choose the positioning of your mirror wisely to reflect favoured pieces of artwork or distinctive furniture.


2) Place mirrors opposite of windows, especially in dining or living room areas to give guests a glimpse of the outdoors, regardless of where they're seated.


3) Strategize with tall floor to ceiling windows to elongate and add space to smaller and tighter rooms.


4) Hang mirrors higher to draw the eye to elegant light fixtures and further illuminate the room.


5) Consider a mirrored desk, walls or countertops for a modern and airy look and feel.



STEP 2: DRESS UP THOSE WINDOWS


You want your window coverings to be functional, but also complement and match the tone of your interiors. Depending on how frequently the room is occupied, as well as the general atmosphere you'd like to present, opt to change up what might've just been a forgotten backdrop until now. 


1) Make use of sheer, light coloured curtains if your actual windows are limited in size to maximize the natural light that projects through.


2) Add a timeless touch with full floor to ceiling windows that extend beyond the top of the window frame to contribute a touch of depth and dimension.


3) If fabric coverings are unpractical for you, play around with classic white shades or coloured shutters for a touch of boldness.



STEP 3: THE FLOOR NEEDS ATTENTION TOO


Floor coverings can be functional, decorative, or strike a balance somewhere in between depending on your preference.


1) Size matters here, so check that rugs actually fit your room dimensions and furniture placement, with at least the front legs of chairs or couches touching the rug.


2) Play around and update your rugs and accessories to introduce new color trends or themes, such as with changing seasons.


3) Consider the proper material for spaces in your home with higher traffic, such as ceramic tiles or hardwood flooring, or a harder finished carpet to avoid slippage.


4) Depending on humidity, materials that absorb moisture should be regularly maintained, or properly sealed with a protective coating.

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