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The Third Rule of Home Staging: Add a Splash Of Color


Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors - Discover eclectic kitchen design inspiration

A terrific option for adding color to a kitchen is to highlight colorful seating options. Bright bar stools or dining chairs can really make a kitchen come to life.

Another great idea for adding temporary color that many stagers use for both photos and open houses is a simple bowl of fruit on the counter. Try using a single color, such as all green or all red apples. For a warm personal touch at you
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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But many homeowners who already have colorful walls or furniture may wonder if its possible to keep some color in their staged home. The answer is absolutely yes. You can maintain - or even add - just a pop of color to create the right amount of personality and >

Brighten the Living Room

Throw pillows are easily found and often cost-efficient. On a sofa, theyre a terrific way to add a burst of color. Select throw pillows that complement the sofa and room. You might go for a bright contrast, like royal blue against white, or bright yellow on a beige sofa. Its all right to choose patterned, floral, solid or metallic versions. The key is to look for a color or combination of colors that will add visual interest without taking over the room.

Photo by Specht Architects - Browse contemporary living room photos

Color-coordinating your display shelves is another smart and budget-friendly way to infuse your living room with a little color. When editing your bookcase or shelves, try keeping books of the same color or combinations of colors together. You might be surprised how a simple stack of brightly colored red or blue books can transform a shelf or an accent table.

Photo by Camber Construction - Look for contemporary living room design inspiration

If the thought of parting with that pair of brightly colored armchairs gives you trouble, rest assured that you might not have to let them go. Once youve given the room a neutral and soothing palette overall, try reinstating that colorful furniture piece or accessory. Perhaps balance it out with a paler counterpart, as with a light-colored throw on a chair, or white books on a colorful table.

Photo by Jeff Schlarb Design - More contemporary living room photos

The rule of thumb is that if its a visual distraction, you should remove it. But if your punchy piece complements the space and adds just the right amount of personality, it can stay. A buyer might remember the cool house with the interesting blue velvet ottoman, especially among a sea of all-white homes with nothing memorable about them.

Photo by TreHus ArchitectsInterior DesignersBuilders - Look for traditional kitchen design inspiration

Bring a Splash of Color to Your Kitchen

Look to surfaces such as a countertop, an open shelf or a stovetop as opportunities to add a pop of color here and there in the kitchen. You dont want to introduce clutter, but you could replace necessary items teakettle, dish towel, cookie jar that are neutral with colorful equivalents that tastefully brighten the space.

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