Strategic Accessorizing In Your Home Staging Plans

In the world of interior home design, accessorizing is known as the ‘icing on the cake’. It encompasses the finishing touches, the fixtures of color, shape, size, and texture that complete the look and feel of an area of the house. Accessories can leave a big visual impact, or make the style you are going for memorable to the viewer. In professional home staging, accessories assume an important role in appealing to the emotions and senses of potential buyers, and if the right accessories are used, home staging efforts can make the house more marketable.

During the planning stages and discussions with a home staging professional, a specific budget and strategy for accessorizing should be determined and prepared. This is an excellent idea in order to avoid spending too much money and effort on buying the main furniture pieces or fixtures of a room or area of the house, and then ending up with very little or no resources for the finishing accessories.

The following are some simple suggestions and tips for accessorizing around the home:

Shelves and display cases – Books aregreat for accessorizing shelves and display areas around the home. They also add charm, personality and character to the space, and books and magazines can be chosen to reflect regional or cultural flavors (i.e. picture books about your town’s history).

Layering is a technique – You can think of accessorizing in much the same way you complete a clothing ensemble using layered clothing. The results will not be successful if the basic steps are not done right. Renovations, repainting jobs, lighting replacements, and other things that need fixing or arranging should be in place before you add the final accessorizing touches.

Accessories are accent pieces – Look around the home and focus on those nooks, corners, and spaces that lack a decorative finish. Always remember that accessories are generally not meant to take away the focus or attention from the focal point of a room; if an accessory that you install in an area of the home is hogging all the attention, it becomes the main attraction instead of the complementary element.

Don’t overdo it – As previously stated, accessories are intended to complement, so avoid too much accessorizing. Keep it simple and minimize the clutter, but the d├ęcor of the area should be completed by the accessories. Colors can be bright or bold, but they must, as much as possible, blend in or work with the overall style of the home.