Staging Secrets: How Do You Enlarge a Space?

Oversized furniture and too much clutter can instantly make a small space seem even smaller. But buyers often say they want a spacious, cozy home — not a small, cramped one. So how do you show off a home’s space in your listings or staged properties?

I’m looking for your best staging tip for capturing a room’s space. How do you make it look roomier, longer, or wider? Send your tip, along with any photo illustrating your tip, to Melissa Tracey at Please include your name, company, and city and state.

Some of your best examples will be featured in an upcoming slideshow at REALTOR® Magazine online.

Melissa Tracey

Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, writing about home & design trends, technology, and sales and marketing. She manages the magazine's award-winning Styled, Staged & Sold blog.

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  1. I like to use a very large piece of art directly across from the open door of a powderroom. It is striking and makes the room seem larger and more importnant