Decluttering, depersonalizing and staging the dining room before putting your home on the market will make it easier for home buyers to see themselves living and dining in your home.
Buyers will be looking for a dining room that will accommodate their furniture, lifestyle and all their relatives for
If your dining room furniture is extremely beat up or too taste specific, (heavily ornate, overly modern, etc.) you might consider renting furniture while your home is on the real estate market.
Once you have decluttered, cleaned and perhaps painted your dining room, you are ready to move furniture in.
If you plan on using an area rug under your table, bring it in first and center it under the chandelier if you have one. If the dining room is large and oblong, the table may need to go on one end of the room. Balance out the room by placing something of equal "weight" on the opposite side of the room.
When staging the dining room, edit out more than four dining chairs, unless your dining room is huge. Push the chairs in to create maximum traffic flow around the table. Too many dining chairs will make a room look over-crowded. If your table doesn't fit or just doesn't look right, try a round dining table instead. A round dining table is often the answer in a difficult or small dining space.
If you are having an open house viewing, set the table according to the meal that would be served at that time of day. For instance, a luncheon setting would be more casual than an evening meal.
When we saw the room and the window seat for the first time we immediately envisioned a family playing a board game on the floor, maybe one or two curled up in the window seat reading or observing the others game and of course, a nice cozy fire.
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