Staging and Style

Insider Tips on Staging a Living Room

By Julea Joseph, guest contributor

Make sure you show off the living room in your listings. Here are some simple lessons in staging your living room to give a great impression.


Choose an on trend color palette that will appeal to buyers and showcase your home’s amenities. Tone on tone creates flow and space.


A simple, opened room arrangement explains the room’s purpose, and also sells square footage.


Add lifestyle defining accessories to create a story of how one could use the room. Create layers to give the space warmth and character.


Make sure to update, uncomplicate and unify interior decorating selections, such as window treatments and hardware.




Abbreviated doesn’t have to be boring.


These simple lessons in home staging should inspire a vision of the art of home staging.  There is always the smart choice of hiring a home staging professional who can provide you with expert vision, those desired on trend ideas, and proper packaging of a home.

This post originally appeared at Tales of an Interior Stylist. Reprinted with permissions. Copyright 2017. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Julea Joseph is the owner and lead designer at Reinventing Space in Chicago. Visit her website and blog at


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