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Don't forget to stage your front door entrance and foyer

Home staging front door & foyer

Making a statement when potential buyers first enter your home is critical. If you are planning to sell your real estate property, this is a very important aspect you need to consider. Buyers decide within seconds of entering your home. Make that first impression count. Your entry sets the tone for your entire home! It all begins with staging your entry with the intention and effort. Make this space warm & welcoming to everyone who enters.

You have only one chance to make a good first impression.Before your guests could get into the living room and other parts of your home, they will get through the front door entrance and foyer. Make it as inviting as possible and see to it that you decorate it in a manner that you are able to set a good mood for the home.

It is important that buyers feel a connection and appeal to their visual senses. How can you to create that? Let’s have a look at some tips to stage your front door and foyer:

• Clean, clean, clean

The first and the most important step to stage is to clean. You should declutter and clean your foyer to further stage it.

• Spruce Up the Door Itself:

This is the obvious first step. See if you can make the door itself look better. A very easy way to do this is to add simple wooden moulding on a plain door. Buy a pretty readymade moulding and place it in any good pattern to make the plain door interesting.

• Welcome Mat

Placing a “Welcome” mat at the front door is an inviting way to say to come on in, we are happy you are here!

• Console Table

Beautiful accessorized console tables are not only functional but add interest too. A good vase with a fresh flower arrangement is a good way to welcome visitors and bring a smile to their face.

• Mirror

Everyone likes to see how they are looking. Also, if you want your foyer to look welcoming and grand - hanging a decorative mirror will do the trick. Hang it above the console table.

• Chair/Bench

Having somewhere to sit in the entry is always a good thing. Having a place to sit while taking off or putting on their footwear is always appealing. If you do not have space for both a console and bench, consider a console table without a lower shelf so you can slide a small bench under it.

• Coat Rack

If you do not have a front closet, adding a coat rack is a good idea. A coat rack with a bench is a perfect setting.

• Flooring

Think about the entry’s flooring. Always store footwear in the closet keeping the foyer clear of clutter. Consider adding a carpet or rug to add warmth to the space.

• Lighting

Add glamour to the entryway by installing beautiful, attractive lighting. This will illuminate the entryway. You can use chandeliers or pendant lights. You can even create a more interesting appeal by combining different designs of lights.

• Place multi utility furniture if you do not have enough space

To make the most of the space, pick furniture that works with a dual purpose. It can be a bench with a storage area or other furniture with organizational solutions. This way, you can place some stuffs inside the storage to keep your entryway clean and sorted.

Don’t forget that buyers look in your closets and the front entry closet is no exception. Keep this space organized. Reduce the number of coats, pack them away it will make the closet more spacious. The number one thing buyers want is great storage space. Add baskets to place items such as mittens, hats, scarves etc. it is more visually pleasing to look at.

Try these are small but effective tips to make a great first impression. If your current entryway is dull, boring and just nothing but plain, update it to make it inviting so that prospective home buyers just fall in love with your house right at the entrance.

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