How We Select Furniture to Use in Home Staging

Selecting Furniture to Use in Home Staging

We determine the target market before home staging

The first step in selecting furniture for home staging is to determine the target market. This is the group of people that the property is likely to appeal to, based on factors such as location, price range, and style. For example, a modern apartment in the city center may appeal to young professionals. While a family home in a suburban area may appeal to families with children. By understanding the target market, we can choose furniture that will appeal to their tastes and preferences.

We consider the style of the property

Once we have determined the target market, we consider the style of the property. This includes both the architecture and the interior design, as well as the existing furniture and decor. Our goal is to create a look that complements the style of the property, rather than detracting from it. For example, if the property has a minimalist aesthetic, we might choose simple, clean-lined furniture that emphasizes the architectural features of the space.

We consider the layout of the property before home staging

Next, we consider the size and layout of the property. This is important because we want to ensure that the furniture we choose is proportional to the space and doesn’t make it feel cluttered or cramped. We also consider the flow of the space, and how the furniture can be arranged to create an inviting and functional layout.

We factor in the color scheme when doing home staging

When selecting furniture, we also take into account the color scheme of the property. We want to choose pieces that complement the existing color palette, rather than clash with it. For example, if the walls are painted a neutral color, we might choose furniture in a similar hue to create a cohesive look. On the other hand, if the walls are a bold color, we might choose furniture in a contrasting color to create a striking visual contrast.

We choose furniture that serves a purpose

We also consider the functionality of the furniture. Our goal is to create a space that is both beautiful and practical. Therefore, we choose pieces that serve a purpose, such as a comfortable sofa for relaxing, or a dining table for entertaining. We consider the amount of storage space available. We also choose pieces that can help to maximize this, such as a coffee table with built-in storage.


For homeowners and real estate agents who are looking to make a lasting impression on potential buyers, our advice is to invest in quality furniture that is both functional and stylish. Choose pieces that complement the style of the property and the existing color palette, and consider the size and layout of the space when selecting pieces. Above all, aim to create a space that is inviting and functional, and that makes potential buyers feel at home.


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