Home Staging Room by Room: Front Entry and Foyer
When staging a home, the front entry and foyer are often overlooked since most homeowners rarely enter their own homes through their front doors. Along with curb-appeal pay special attention to these areas since they are where first impressions are formed. Are there cobwebs, leaves, or snow that need to be removed? Is there moss growing that must to be power-washed? Take note of the condition of the trim and the door. Could they use a fresh coat of paint? Is the door hardware corroded and in need of replacing?
Once inside, examine the foyer rug. It’s the first thing potential buyers see once inside the house and an indication of what’s to come. Is it clean and in excellent condition? If not, consider sprucing up the area with a new entry rug. Choose one that is fitting for the size of the foyer and front door. It should be tastefully selected to flow with the rest of the house.
If your foyer is large enough, a small table and floral arrangement are an excellent way to greet new guests. Don’t over-clutter the space, though. Make sure you are showing there is enough space for a few people to be invited into the house at once.Contributed to GrandRapidsResource.com by: Heidi Herbruck at Simply Staged