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6 DIY Home Staging Projects for Any Budget

ForSaleByOwner February 15, 2024

Looking to stage your home for sale on your own and on a budget? These six home staging tricks are simple and cost-effective solutions that any home seller can tackle in a weekend.

Bedroom in neutral color palette including bed with headboard

Preparing your home for sale can be a lengthy process that might require home improvement projects as well as days of decluttering and cleaning your home for staging. While those undertakings can be expensive and time-intensive, these simple tips take almost no time at all and many of them can even be done for free.

1. Simple Storage

Buyers are always interested in having more space, so having some simple storage solutions in place can go a long way toward helping you sell your home.

Quickly clean up any junk drawers by using jewelry boxes to divide storage and make these areas more presentable. For those hard-to-organize items like art supplies or Tupperware you can use racks intended for dish drying or media storage. A CD rack can be a great way to store all those plastic lids and bowls that are cluttering up your cabinetry.

If you haven’t already, make sure that you have figured out how you will store excess furniture to create the extra space that buyers love.

2. Dress Up the Dining Room

Adding some of your serveware and a simple centerpiece can not only make your dining room more inviting, it can also free up some additional storage space in your cabinets. The key is to avoid overstaging with ornate silverware, which can give the room a lavish feeling that may alienate buyers.

3. Beautify Your Bedroom

While buyers may look for simplicity in the dining room, they will expect an air of luxury in the bedroom. The simple addition of a new headboard to your bed will provide the sense of elegance a buyer expects.

If you don’t have the time or budget to pick out and install matching sconces an inexpensive set of desk lamps and some adhesive tacks or hooks can do the trick. By using adhesive strips you eliminate having to patch or paint the walls after the buyer makes their lighting decisions for the room.

4. Camouflage the Cord Chaos

From the chargers for your mobile devices to the television, computer or router, you may be dealing with an unsightly tangle of power strips and cords.

Velcro tape is a great way to tie up long cables and double-sided tape is an easy way to mount power strips to areas that are out of the field of vision.

5. Preview Your Paint

If you have decided to paint your interior to provide a more neutral color palate you can save yourself time, money and stress by previewing your paint choices using Colortopia. This free tool allows you to upload a photo of any room in your home and preview your color choices before you paint.

6. Fabric Fixes

Repurposing a duvet cover is a handy and affordable way to make custom curtains with relative ease. By cutting the duvet in half and adding a few pin-on drapery hooks, you can add some window dressing that enhances any room.

If you need a quick way to dress up some unsightly window rollers or rubber mats you can attach some interesting fabric using double-stick tape or hot glue.

What are some quick and easy DIY staging tricks that you have used? Let us know in the comments.