July 13, 2015

Decorating a Split Level Foyer

Today I wanted to answer a Youtube viewer’s question… Brenda Collier writes, “I live in a split level foyer home. Any decorating or staging tips for this kind of home?” Of course, I do, Brenda and thanks for your question, for all you viewers out there if you have decorating or staging question be sure to send them to me at help@toritoth.com or you can always leave a comment on our youtube channel or facebook page those links are below. But back to the question… Brenda this a problem for a lot of homeowners who have a split level foyer, especially if there older because quite frankly there isn’t enough room to do much with them. But as you know this is an important space whether selling or staying because its the first place you walk into the home…but already your faced with a decision do you go up or […]
July 13, 2015

Using Word Phrase Decals in Home Staging or Decor

Here’s a question from a FB Fan sparked this video on how to use word phrase decals when selling your home. My opinion is this… If you have lots of decals up, pick one or two of your favorites that will really resonate with buyers and keep them. By no means should they all be in the same room, nor should you have decals in every room of your home. It’s too distracting. Also, I would discourage any religious sayings, just because you don’t want to offend potential buyers. When you use decals, try to make sure to use them in rooms that are appropriate – like a kid’s room. Stay away from formal rooms. I really like using decals and words in stagings, because you can subconsciously tell people how they should be feeling in your home. I’ve successfully used them in stagings, and I find that as long as […]
July 13, 2015

Organizing a Bedroom Closet on a Tight Budget (Home Staging or Home Decor)

Do you have a bedroom closet that looks like this? Unorganized, cramped and you have no idea where anything actually is? In this video, I address one community member’s closet dilemma. Before I answer though if you have a staging or decorating question, please leave it in the comment section below or your can private message me on Facebook. Ok, this question is from my Facebook fan Lisa Russell in Australia she asks how to color code her closet because she has more patterns than solids in her wardrobe and Lisa says she just isn’t sure how to use all her space in her closet. This is a great question, and I love that you provided me with photos…let’s tackle the first part in regards to organizing your clothes. Now when you color code your closet, it’s actually more appealing to the eye and it simplifies finding an item you’re […]
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

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 […]