I recently finished a home staging project for a local Austin family looking to make a big move, and I'm so excited to reveal the transformation!

The McLoud's had their home sitting on the market for around 100 days before contacting me. They were having trouble attracting interested buyers and wanted to enlist some help with updating their listing. 


As I'm sure y'all know from my personal experience recently, there's no shortage of tips and tricks out there on how to make a great first impression when putting your home on the market. And while that advice could be as simple as rearranging your existing furniture, sometimes our personal styles just don't resonate with the modern + clean lines that potential homebuyers crave in today's market.

Your furniture and decor might look great in person, but if it doesn't frame the house in the best light, it could scare people from even scheduling a viewing. That's why a home staging services could be a worthy investment for some! 

My goal with home staging is always to evoke the feeling of a well lived in, and well cared for home through thoughtful design. The little details are often what make a house feel like a home, so from candlesticks to greenery you'll see that each room has a variety of accents and textures, without overcrowding the space.

It is also important to highlight the existing positive features in each home. In this case: big windows, beautiful hardwood floors, large dining space and a unique and multi-functional bonus room. 

Below, you'll see a few before + afters of this space:







Typically, my home staging services include the 5 main areas of any home (living room, dining room, kitchen, and master bedroom and bathroom). However, this home featured a great multi-functional space right off the foyer that the McLoud's wanted to market as another bedroom. So, I brought in clean white linens, colorful pillows and modern furniture and decor to brighten up this bold orange bonus room in lieu of the master. 

You can tell from the before shots just how dark and small the space appeared. The brown oversized furniture did little to show buyers the amount of room this 2,500 square foot home had to offer. Scaling down the furniture and making the decor reflect a minimalist and modern vibe ultimately makes it easier for potential homebuyers to picture themselves in this space. 

This transformation is exactly what the McLouds needed to make a great impression on their MLS listing and increase the number of viewings of their property. 

If you're preparing to list your home on the market, or are a relator looking for an affordable staging service for your clients—request your copy of the Home Staging Welcome Packet here!


Love, Ding

After photos by Kirby Betancourt