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4 Ways to Make Your Staged Home Feel Warm and Welcoming in 2022

A warm and welcoming staged living room.

When potential buyers step into your home, warm and welcoming are two words you want them to associate with your home. The feeling of warmth is especially important in the cold winter months. At the same time, you want your home to feel fresh and on-trend while appealing to a wide audience. Keeping your home neutral and on-trend is a science. We’ll be sharing 5 ways to make your staged home feel warm and welcoming while staying on-trend.

When implementing trends, it’s best to stick to ones that are versatile. For instance, although Maximalism may be trending, it’s not ideal for staging. The style is very personalized and won’t attract a broad audience.

Mix In Deep, Warm Browns

A living area with curved furniture and a dark brown club chair.

Deep, warm browns are a 2022 trend excellent for staging. Consider using shades like chocolate browns, camels, and caramels. Warm shades are great for making a space feel welcoming. They are ideal for winter since they evoke a sense of warmth. Since brown is associated with the earth, it also evokes feelings of safety and security.

Use Organic Pieces

Stage pieces inspired by nature in your home. Organic pieces like natural stone or wooden elements are wonderful options. A few furniture pieces that look like they were shaped by nature and less manufactured give off a sense of peace — a feeling people have been craving in these uncertain times. Organic pieces will help make your place feel grounded.

Add in Curved Shapes

A living room with a curved sofa.

Curved shapes are still trending and they work well in stage homes. Curves are subconsciously perceived as friendly and welcoming. Softer shapes and angles have been becoming more favorable in recent years.

Ace Your Lighting

Lighting plays a major role when staging your home. It’s important to get it right. The right lighting makes your home feel warm, friendly, and inviting. A great rule of thumb is to use at least three sources of light in a room whenever you can. Multiple sources of light provide depth and texture, making a room more enticing.

Mix overhead lighting with lamps. The goal is to create a warm, ambient feeling in your home. Another tip is to evaluate your lampshades. Keep them simple, neutral, and modern. Choosing the right lampshades is a subtle change, but it’s the details that can really make your home memorable.

A cozy living room area with lamps throughout.

Natural light is always the best kind of light. When choosing wall colors, optimize any natural light that comes into your home. Choose wall colors that have a high LRV, or light-reflecting value. These are colors that will reflect the most amount of natural light. High Reflective White is a great choice since white walls are currently trending.

Lastly, don’t forget about your exterior lighting. Potential buyers may stop by your home at night to see what the neighborhood is like. It’s best to make sure your home leaves a great impression at all times of the day. Create a well-lit path from your driveway to your front door. Strategically place accent lights on your home that call attention to its most appealing attributes.

Schedule A Home Staging Consultation

When getting ready to sell your home, it’s important to make sure your staged home feels warm and welcoming. It also helps to consider staging your home in a way that’s on-trend while appealing to a broad audience. This can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. Consider hiring a professional staging company like MHM Professional Staging. Making your home irresistible to potential buyers is our specialty. Request a home staging consultation today!

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