Toronto Home staging dining table in five easy steps
Home staging enables buyers to envision themselves living in space. This is why vacant homes on the market can often be difficult to sell. In a dining room, specifically, you need to style a spacious, inviting and comfortable space. The goal of Toronto home staging companies like Baraka GTA Home Staging is to create a wow factor so that homes sell faster and for more money. Read on for five easy steps to stage your dining table before a sale.
#1: Prepare your dining room for home staging
Before you can begin any home staging project, you need to prepare the space. As we’ve said before, a clean home is a show-ready home. Perform a deep clean of your dining room including cleaning baseboards and washing windows (inside and out).
Once space is sparkling, you need to declutter and depersonalize. Buyers don’t want to see your family portraits in their potential new home. They goal is to present a neutral space that will appeal to many different tastes. Perform any repairs needed to space, and before you load the furniture back in, center an area rug under your chandelier.
#2: Styling furniture in your dining space
When you load furniture back into the room, start with the table. Centre it on the area rug or below the chandelier. For larger dining rooms, you may need to place your table on one end of the room and balance it out with a small seating area on the other end. Too many dining chairs can crowd a table. Even if you typically have six or eight guests at the table, limit your chairs to four in home staging. Hide the rest in storage until after the sale.
If the space feels crowded, you may need a smaller table or a round one instead. This is especially important for tight dining spaces. Regardless of size, the traffic area around the table should be big enough for two people to pass through at once. Tuck the chairs in tightly to ensure there is ample space.
#3: Toronto home staging companies brighten any space
A bright dining room should be bathed in natural light. Open (or remove) heavy curtains to let the light in. Before a showing, turn on all the lights and lamps in the room to brighten the space. A well-placed mirror can help to add light to the room and also reflect natural light if it’s placed across from an existing window. Installing clear light fixtures can help to brighten the space as well.
#4: Accessorize your dining table
When it’s time to set the table, you can style the table with a runner and centrepiece of flowers, bowl of fruit or an arrangement of candles.
#5: Style a buffet or sideboard in the dining room
If your space is large enough to hold a sideboard or buffet, or a bar counter from the kitchen, don’t neglect to stage these elements. Add art or accessories to tie them into the rest of the room. Above a buffet, hang an attractive art piece or mirror to reflect light from a window. On surface areas, focus on symmetry. Two matching lamps will balance out, so will candlesticks on either end of a counter or sideboard. In the middle of the space, use items of varying heights grouped in threes, such as candles, vases or other decorative accessories. Flowers or plants also work well in home staging to add greenery and colour.
Toronto Home staging your dining table in five easy steps
If you’re a seller, who needs expert assistance with preparing for a sale, hire a home stager. At Baraka GTA Home Staging, professional team will work with you to understand the needs of the buyer. We leave a lasting impression by using space, lighting and furniture from our immaculate premium selection. We like to create a story in each space, by allowing buyers to envision their lives truly in their new home. Contact Baraka GTA Home Staging at 416-992 9494.