September 20, 2021 Selling

Staging that Small Space

By Kate Barker

Let’s face it, we all have that one room in our homes that we wish was just… bigger. Your small space doesn’t have to be a deterrent when staging your home, however. Here are 5 tips to stage your small space so you can sell your home faster!

  1. Remove large furniture

That overstuffed recliner couch is the perfect place for relaxation, but it doesn’t do your small space justice. Instead, remove oversized furniture and, if possible, place smaller scaled items that proportionately fit the room. Less is more in the tiny room, so if you don’t have anything small enough, don’t be afraid to remove it altogether.

  1. Add a Mirror

Mirrors are a cheap and easy way to make a room feel bigger. Not only does the reflection of the interior space give the illusion of more to see, but they also reflect light, which can highlight the usefulness of the space and detract from its tininess. Making this small space seem bright and cheery is the best way to stage it to sell, and a mirror will help you do just that!

  1. Look Up

Draw the eye upwards to make the space feel taller and less cramped. One simple trick is hanging curtains at the ceiling and letting them drape all the way to the floor. Some other strategies to make the room seem taller include using low-profile furniture, using a skinny floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, and using the same paint colour for your walls and ceiling.

  1. Use Clear Furniture

Glass or lucite furniture, such as a coffee table or stools, are great pieces to use in that small space. They allow the space to have purpose without blocking the view and they allow the light to pass right through them. These properties make the room seem less cramped and more appealing to a potential buyer.

  1. Give it a Purpose

What is the purpose of this room? Is it a great home office that’s separated from the living spaces in the house? Is it a cozy guest room? A hidden reading nook? A craft room? Think about what this room could be used for and stage it accordingly. Even if you use this as a catch-all junk room, give it a facelift by defining its purpose to your potential buyers.

Looking for more great staging advice? Check out this article from Canmore’s own Enlightened Organizing!

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