March 7, 2013

Color: Staging Your Home for Sale

I don't often write a lot about staging homes here on my blog. I've asked myself why dozens of times and I think I realized it's because a lot of solid design strategies just naturally work when staging a home. But then I realized maybe some of you may not realize that. So... if you read my design and decorating tips, and you're thinking of selling your home, ask yourself what would you do differently if the room you've now decorated needed to be staged. Sometimes it's just a matter of editing the room's contents, refining the layout or floor plan, and playing with placement and color. And sometimes it's a whole lot more.

Color has a major impact on selling a home. But what color do you choose? You want a color that highlights the architecture, wraps the room in warmth, and invites you in. These shades from Benjamin Moore are some of my favorites and should make a prospective buyer linger a while longer.

Color Inspiration

Manchester Tan HC-81, Monroe Bisque HC-26, Camouflage 2143-40, Carrington Beige HC-93, Shaker Beige HC-45, Nantucket Gray HC-111


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The Nautical Condos said...

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Kimberly Merritt said...

Thank you, ladies. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. More to come...

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John crish said...

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Patrick Maxam said...

Nice effort, very informative, this will help me to complete my task.

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Payam Bakhaje said...

Thanks for sharing very beautiful collection of home. I am also a realtors in Washington DC. It is important to hire a realtor who can only sell your home at a better price.

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Lorie said...

Never be afraid to experiment with color! You did fantastic on your home. Good job!
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City Block Team said...

Color may make or break the aesthetic appeal of your house. It sets the mood for the entire space, which can also be a deciding factor for potential buyers. Before giving your house a new coat of paint, better ask for professional help.

Alayna Swan said...

You're absolutely right, Kimberly! Color can be a determining factor if your home will be sold or not! When staging your home, it is very important that you talk to a professional interior designer so he/she can give you an overview of what is the right color you should be having in your home. It is not just about what you like, but also about what your buyers will like.
Alayna Swan @ Amazing Space NYC

Anonymous said...

Love the colors.

xo Jem

Anonymous said...

Everything is beautiful. What a great blog.

Barbara

Kimberly Merritt said...

Thank you all for the comments. More to come...

Tiffany Mazaras said...

Hi,

which of these colors is the color painted on the walls in the photo? It's beautiful!

Thank you,

Tiffany

Kimberly Merritt said...

Hi Tiffany. The color is Camoflage - third one in. It looks a bit darker because of the shadows in the room. :)

Denise Bolds said...

It’s true that the color scheme can influence the marketability of the house. As much as possible, choose colors that known to bring inviting atmosphere in the house, like different shades of white or pastel colors. They are a good choice if you want your house look classier and pristine. Good luck!

Denise Bolds @ Vancouver Canada Homes

Anonymous said...

Can you please share the trim color and the ceiling color? I love this room!

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Anonymous said...

where are the items in this picture from?- couch, chair, rug, etc.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful room. I happened upon it while looking for Shaker Beige for our home. I love the coffee table. Do you know where it is from?