Home Staging Expert® 2020 Tip: How to Stage Around a Sectional Sofa

Certified Home Staging Expert® Trainer, Kristi Pols, knows a thing or two about staging!  And when it comes to creating buyer-friendly rooms, working around a clunky sectional can often prove a daunting task.  “They’re usually just too big for the space!”, says Kristi.  “The last thing you want to do is block the buyer’s path into the room.  Splitting it up into separate seating makes the space look much more open.”  Breaking up the sectional sofa is a trick we use often, as Kristi demonstrates in this example.  Many sectionals come apart, and even if the connecting sides are not as attractive, there are ways to work around that.

Yes, sectionals can be wonderfully comfy and provide a great big cushy place to plop down and relax, but potential buyers aren’t there to plop down and relax!  They’re typically walking through the entire house in 15-20 minutes tops, and the last thing you want to do is prohibit them from really seeing what a room has to offer.  Worse yet, greeting them with the back of a large sectional breaking up the visual square-footage of the space!  While splitting apart the sectional is not always necessary, more often than not, it is an option that will definitely make an impact on a buyer’s first impression.

Interested in learning more?  Kristi has a number of 1-Day Home Staging Workshops coming to Michigan offering 8 Continuing Education Credits for Realtors!  For upcoming workshop dates with Kristi, CLICK HERE for more info!

1-Day Home Staging Workshop
GRAND RAPIDS AREA, MICHIGAN (8 CE Credits)
February 11, 2020

1-Day Home Staging Workshop
GRAND RAPIDS AREA, MICHIGAN (8 CE Credits)
February 29, 2020

1-Day Home Staging Workshop
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN (8 CE Credits)
March 25, 2020

1-Day Home Staging Workshop
MARYSVILLE, MICHIGAN (8 CE Credits)
April 25, 2020

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