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The Difference between "Decorating" and "Staging"

“Over 81% of Buyers find it easier to visualize the property as their future home when it’s staged.” Whether you use a professional or do it yourself, staging is such an important part of selling your home.
The most common mistake that home owners tend to make is assuming that decorating a home is the same as staging a home. As a designer and a home stager, I can tell you that the two are very different, from the beginning stages to the end result.
“Decorating is not about making stage sets, it’s not about making pretty pictures for the magazines. It’s really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul,” states Albert Hadley. This quote pretty much sums it up, Decorating is about creating a space that you can live comfortably and happy in, while staging is about creating a space that a buyer can imagine living in. It is about showing off a home or space in the best way so that the buyer can see it and how it works for them.
The hardest thing that a seller has …