Insider Tips on Staging a Living Room

By Julea Joseph, guest contributor

Make sure you show off the living room in your listings. Here are some simple lessons in staging your living room to give a great impression.


Choose an on trend color palette that will appeal to buyers and showcase your home’s amenities. Tone on tone creates flow and space.


A simple, opened room arrangement explains the room’s purpose, and also sells square footage.


Add lifestyle defining accessories to create a story of how one could use the room. Create layers to give the space warmth and character.


Make sure to update, uncomplicate and unify interior decorating selections, such as window treatments and hardware.




Abbreviated doesn’t have to be boring.


These simple lessons in home staging should inspire a vision of the art of home staging.  There is always the smart choice of hiring a home staging professional who can provide you with expert vision, those desired on trend ideas, and proper packaging of a home.

This post originally appeared at Tales of an Interior Stylist. Reprinted with permissions. Copyright 2017. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Julea Joseph is the owner and lead designer at Reinventing Space in Chicago. Visit her website and blog at


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  1. These are such great tips. Thank you so much for sharing them! I’m new to home staging an your blog has been helping me tons. Thanks!!

  2. Most living rooms are being turned into great rooms in newer homes and they are a central focal point of the home so staging is very important

  3. Good Post.!

    Really Glad to read this article, and follow these tips shared,

    Thanks for sharing.!

  4. Very nice blog post on the home staging.

  5. When staging a home, every room is important. Each is a chance to wow your buyers and one room can make all the difference between selling…or not selling.

  6. The living room is one of the more important points in a home. Next to the kitchen, it is where a family or individual will spend most of their time in. As such, it is of dire importance that it be staged properly. Who knows? There might be one potential buyer that’s looking for a home with the living room as its highlight.

  7. There are buyers out there who will really look at a living room and see if it’s up to par with their expectations. With these tips, we can be ready to blow them away.

  8. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing such knowledge, it’s everything you need to know about staging all-in-one place.