The Most Common Mistakes I See in People's Homes - Part 1

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The Most Common Mistakes I See in People's Homes - Part 1

As a Designer and a Home Stager I see a lot of things in peoples homes. I see homes in all price levels from a couple hundred thousand to a few million. There are a few design and home staging mistakes I see over and over and they are so easy to fix.

One of these common mistakes is:

Having all the furniture pushed back to the walls.

 

Furniture pushed to walls



Even in a small room this is not always the best option. Usually something can be angled or pulled forward.

In a large room, the room actually looks smaller when all pieces are back against the walls. Plus, the room is not very cozy as the conversation area is too far apart.

 

Furniture pulled up away from walls



My advice is to move the furniture up and create a cozier conversation area. If the room is overly large you will need to split it into two sections.

It is okay to have furniture away from the walls. You can have it floating out into the room as long as it is anchored with an area rug, side tables and/or coffee table.

A tree or a sofa table and lamp can be added behind the furniture to draw the eye back and add height.

Pull chairs away from the walls when they are flanking a fireplace, don't have them stuck back in the corners and touching the wall. By doing this you will actually draw even more attention to the the fireplace.

 

Chairs by the fireplace



Pulling furniture away from the wall is hard for many people to visualize or imagine. It is difficult to see alternatives to furniture placement, especially in your own home. You aren't alone in this. That is why I am calling this a "common" mistake.

If you are selling your home or just want it refreshed for your own enjoyment, Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN can provide options for placing your furniture in it's best location.

 

 

 

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Shar Sitter
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Thanks Kathy.

You are so kind Rebecca.

May 17, 2011 06:54 PM
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Cheryl Malone
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Great tips.  It is so hard to think outside the box on these types of things.  Wish I had the hack for you it.  Love the pics to show the difference.

May 20, 2011 01:18 PM
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Shar Sitter
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Thanks so much Cheryl.

May 20, 2011 06:16 PM
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Brian L. Sirota
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Shar, this is really good stuff.  I've only now discovered your blog.  You have great sensibilities and are able to envision simple corrections that make a huge difference.  I like it!  Brian

May 26, 2011 03:17 PM
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Thanks Brian. Glad you found my posts helpful.

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