July 13, 2015

Color Psychology for Home Staging or Decor

Do you like one color over another? Do you feel one way over another when you see a color? How about do you have trouble choosing a color? Whether you’re selling your home or staying put, this video is for you to help discover the perfect colors to use in your home….we’re talking about the psychology used behind color. There are so many colors to choose from… just look at this giant paint index I found in May 2015 HGTV magazine. These are some of the popular colors being used in the home today. I love them all!!! The psychology of color is based on the mental and emotional effects it has on a person. This is so important to get right in your home because the colors surrounding you can have direct effect on your mood and affect decisions made everyday. As you may already know, there are warm […]
July 13, 2015

Important Measurements for Home Staging

I want to share with you five tips to follow when it comes time to sizing and measurements up your home decor and showing it in a room.   Let’s start in the dining room there are two notable measurements to think about here first when hanging a chandelier and… pssst most dining rooms need some type of amazing lighting fixture… you want to make sure your dining room chandelier hangs between 30 to 36 inches above the table. and as you can see here we are at 30 inches. The next measurement has to do with space around your dining room table. if the traffic flows around your table in the home have at least 3 feet between the other furniture or walls. We want buyers to easily be able to manuever around the table. Anything less than 3 feet will feel crampt and ackward. Since we’re on the […]
July 13, 2015

Home Staging: How to Make a Bed

One thing that most homeowners completely overlook when selling their home? How to make a bed. And that’s not good – because it’s a super easy to do and your bed is the main focal point in the bedroom. Technically, it’s a “keystone habit” – which encourages better productivity on how to make a bed. If you don’t have a bed skirt/dust ruffle – get one. It covers up the metal bed frame (and anything you’ve got underneath there), plus it just makes the bed look cleaner and more put together. Fitted sheet. That’s the one with the elastic on the corners. Something you should do when you are trying to sell your home is iron this once it’s on the bed. Use one of the lighter settings. Flat sheet is next. The end with the larger hem goes at the top, and I like to put this one “face […]
July 13, 2015

Home Staging: Flooring Ideas

Recently, I’ve had a few of you message me about whether or not it’s a good idea to change out carpet and/or flooring in your home. My answer is an emphatic YES. Especially if you have any of these factors: Worn or outdated colored carpets Pet Odors According to the HomeGain 2012 Top Ten DIY Home Improvements, new carpet can bring you as much as 160% ROI (return on investment), while new flooring can bring you 110%. So, what should you install that won’t break the bank? Hardwood is always a good choice. You will always get a good ROI with hardwood floors. Floating Floor with an interlocking system is easy to install. Stick with a neutral color (no reds & blacks). Laminate flooring is great. Super easy to install and can be installed over most floors. Luxury vinyl plank is super popular right now. It functions and installs like laminate, and […]
March 17, 2015

Home Decor Trends 2015: How to Use Color Green

In honor of lepruchans, four leaf clovers and the luck of the Irish we’re celebrating green this week it seems fitting to dicuss how you can use green, a huge home decor trend in 2015, in your home. PSST…it’s one of my favorite colors by the way. There are many shades of green to choose from light to dark, yellowish green to blue greens to even gray greens. Regardless, of the shade you choose the color is uplifting and puts most people in a positive mood basically because when we think green we think of nature. Two greens are taking center stage this year in the home decor world– guilford green and olive green. Guilford green was announced as the color of year by Benjamin Moore. The paint company is calling guilford green, “a neutral color that is a natural. It’s a silvery green that works with all types of color combinations.” […]