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Hi and welcome back to our Wednesday Home Staging Secrets! Above is an interior that I staged and as you can see most of the room is white! That means, you can do a lot with what you have already! No need to go out and redo your entire space, just adding a few key pieces will have your home looking ready and professional.

1. USING ONE COLOR

I love color! And I love using color, but I encourage people to design with one neutral color to be used as a general wall or fabric color for upholstered pieces, and then to use two to three accent colors that can be incorporated into accessories such as pillows, area rugs, artwork, pottery, and vessels. I also remind clients that it is okay to create a design scheme using shades and tones of the same color.

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2. LEAVE CEILINGS WHITE

I tend to leave ceilings white in order to help visually raise the height of a room. While I am not completely opposed to painting ceilings a color, people often fail to realize that a painted ceiling automatically visually reduces the height of a room. I recommend painted ceilings only if looking to create a certain mood or sense of coziness.

3. HANG ARTWORK AT EYE LEVEL

Eyelevel is at five feet. The center point of a piece of artwork should be hung at five feet above the finished floor. Adjustments up or down a couple inches may be needed, but I consider this to be my general rule of thumb.

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Here are some great pieces that I think will make your room stand out!

1. Cabana Geometric Pillow — Pier 1 Imports

2. Heath Chair — West Elm

3. Carpi Blue Candle, Citrine — Anthropologie

Hope you’ve found my tips helpful, please comment below with any questions or comments!

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