Home Staging Painting Equals Profits Part 1

By Home Stager San Francisco Victoria Hunter
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Author: Home Stager San Francisco Victoria Hunter (51 Articles)

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One of the best home staging tips we can give to homeowners is to brighten and freshen your home with the use of paint. Painting is one of the most dramatic and cost-effective ways to freshen your home before you sell.  This benefit is often underutilized because not everyone has the budget or ability to paint the entire interior of their house. Homeowners don’t realize you can still get the benefit of the WOW factor of fresh paint by simply painting one wall in a room thereby creating an Accent/Feature wall. 

For the purpose of home staging you need to decide which wall to paint and what color. For maximum impact for your potential buyer you would generally paint the wall that is first seen when entering the room.   However there are some exceptions.

For instance in a bedroom you would most likely paint the wall where the bed is placed. In a living room you might choose the wall that contains the fireplace, or another significant architectural feature, or even a major piece of furniture like a piano.

For home staging, the days of white on white have passed.  I would still not advise navy, purple, red and other intense shades.  I like to use darker hues of more neutral colors like tans, grays, greens, etc.  Always remember that the bigger the wall, the less intense the color should be.

The beauty of an Accent is that it doesn’t even have to be an entire wall.  An example might be where a fireplace sits between two large windows – you may elect to just paint the strip that contains the fireplace. Look around and see where there are natural architectural breaks in a wall (e.g. windows, wainscoting, etc.) – it doesn’t take a lot to make an impact. The smaller the area that you paint, the more dramatic your color can be.

Keep in mind, when choosing your accent wall observe the existing natural light in the room and don’t choose a wall if it tends to be in shadow during the day.

Here is a dramatic before and after example of painting for home staging.

Home Staging Painting Before Example

Home Staging Painting Before Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Staging Painting After Example

Home Staging Painting After Example

Next up, how to decide which colors are the best when painting the interior of your house for sale.

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