Make Your Spring Listing Shine With Updated Style

Homes are selling quickly, but buyers still want a move-in-ready property that fits today’s styles.


March 22, 2021StagingBy: Patti Stern

by Patti Stern

While the housing market has seen a boom in homebuying demand since the onset of the pandemic, inventory is lacking and will most likely continue to be limited. That doesn’t mean active spring buyers will settle for less than the best. Today’s buyers continue to look for properties that feel move-in-ready and those they can easily envision living in. That means updating outdated decor with modern styling to get the most bang for your real estate buck.

The transformations below feature homes recently staged by our team that pair the homeowner’s furnishings with neutral wall colors, on-trend accents, and new arrangements to add engaging, fresh appeal.

Before/After Living Room
Before/After Dining Room
Before/After Bedroom

For each of the rooms pictured above, we kept most of the existing furniture and added neutral paint, removed dark curtains, and replaced outdated accents with modern rugs, wall art, accent chairs, bedding, and pillows.

Before/After Living Room
Before/After Living Room

To update, brighten, and showcase the distinctive features of the rooms pictured above, we completely removed the sellers’ furniture and curtains and replaced them with neutral pieces that had cleaner lines and modern accents.

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Patti Stern

Patti Stern

Patti Stern, principal, interior decorator and professional stager of PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating, has been decorating and staging homes since 2005.