Looking to sell your home? Here are a few budget-friendly home staging recommendations that will help you appeal to potential buyers and get a higher return on your investment. Whether you are staging a home to sell, or just looking for more functionality throughout your home, check out some of our tips and tricks!

Decide on a Budget

Set a budget and stick to it to ensure you don’t overspend what you can’t recoup. Decide if you need to hire a professional, or if you will be doing the work yourself. Then come up with a realistic and reasonable budget. Download our Budgeting Template to start saving today!

Curb Appeal

Increase the value of your home with a few simple exterior upgrades and renovations. Consider adding new landscaping, and power wash your walkways and deck to give your home a clean and fresh feeling. Check out our blog on Curb Appeal to spark some inspiration!

Clean & Declutter

One of the most important things you can do to sell your house is clean and declutter. Moreover, thoroughly clean your entire house and repair any holes or cracks in the wall. Download our Deep Cleaning Checklist to help you start the process!

Furniture Placement

To help potential buyers navigate the space, rearrange your furniture to highlight as much open space as possible. Additionally, remove or put in storage, any furniture that is oversized, damaged, or does not match the rest of the room.


Remove any personalized family photos, artwork, or personalized collections. Replace them with generic artwork. Potential buyers may have a hard time envisioning themselves in your home if there are too many personalized items.

Update Lighting

Creating a warm and welcoming environment can be achieved by increasing the wattage in your lamps and fixtures. According to HGTV your home should include the following types of lighting; ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading), and accent (table and wall).

Go Neutral

Paint over any bold colors on walls and opt for more neutral colors like gray, white, and taupe when staging your home. Bold colors can be a major turn-off for buyers because they can distract from the room’s assets and can make envisioning the home’s future difficult.

Updated Hardware and Fixtures

Give your home a facelift by replacing your kitchen and bathroom hardware and fixtures. Furthermore, try and be consistent with the type of metal throughout the house to ensure a cohesive look.

Helping a potential buyer fall in love with your home can be an easy task with some of our staging recommendations. If you are looking to purchase a home, contact one of our expert Loan Officers today!