Welcome to Staging Your Home for the Holidays, Part 2. (Part 1 can be found here.)Today we are focusing on projects with mid-range time constraints. If purchases are not necessary, these steps could be done the week before your guests arrive. However, you might not realize you are missing that one essential piece until you begin, so process of thinking about your furniture, space, and lighting should start now.
Make furniture groupings: Make visiting easy and convenient over the holidays by arranging your furniture in groupings. If you have a large space, consider multiple furniture arrangements in the same room, as seen here. Use rugs, side tables, coffee tables, to anchor the groupings.
Get creative with the seating arrangements to add more seating to your space. Look at these awesome ideas: bar stools and console table behind the couch ...
... or a bar table in the corner of living room.
Also, look beyond what is ordinary. Consider putting furniture in rooms that typically hold a different variety of furniture.A dining table in your living room ...
And be creative with the furniture you already have. Turn a bed into more seating -- a few pillows and a throw can turn a bed into a daybed or a chaise.
Consider bringing your patio furniture inside ...
Dark rooms are a turn off (pardon the pun!) so make sure you have adequate lighting for the holidays. It's any easy fix! Expert home stagers say there should be at least 100 watts for every square foot of space, and there should be a mix of ceiling lights, floor lamps, table lamps and task lighting. Here's on Better Homes and Gardens tip: "Wall sconces can uplight walls or ceilings making rooms look bigger." (Psst. We offer a variety of finishes on our sconces, so if you're interested in one of these, you can send us an email to get more information about your choices. Contact us at stylishbeachhome at gmail dot com.)
Don't pass up the chance to make these simple changes that will transform your dining room, living room, or any other room in which your guests will be celebrating the holidays with you! Here are some products from StylishBeachHome.com that will get your creative juices flowing ... See you tomorrow for Part 3 of Staging Your Home for the Holidays.