When you’re home staging, it’s not always possible to repaint the walls because of time or budget concerns. And it’s not always necessary if you’re creative with placement of accent pieces and accessories.
Picking a bright signature color and repeating it in different rooms in a home can really perk up a tired interior.
I especially like to do this when all the walls are painted white, which can otherwise look boring and sterile if you’re not careful.
Staging Diva Graduate Red Barrineuvo of Redesign4More in Toronto illustrates the use of color repetition with turquoise in this home staging project.
Blue is often associated with calm and relaxation. This vivid and brilliant shade of turquoise adds a spark of energy, it’s more playful than passive. It lifts your spirits on a rainy day and lends a youthful feeling to this turn of the century home.
Notice also how great his home staging portfolio photographs are.
The detail shot of the table with the mirror and accent vases is carefully art directed. He’s used the rule of three and items of various heights for visual interest. Flowers add warmth and Red stood at a perfect angle to capture the added details reflected in the mirror. This is what it takes for a great shot.
You’ll find additional home staging photo tips here.
I’m so excited about Red’s home staging and redesign work because it’s gorgeous, but also because it’s so gratifying to see a man— who’s been sitting behind a desk at an investment bank for years— get out there and use his obvious creative talent to build a new business!
When Red first discovered the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program he said, “I haven’t been this excited about anything since I got my first bicycle!”
Less than a year later he writes, “I am finally in my zone!! Doing something that I am passionate about and getting paid for it (I got paid $9,000 on my last home redesign project)! Thanks Debra, your confidence and support helped me keep on going!”
Want to meet 10 more home stagers who come from totally unrelated careers and read their home stager success stories?
Special thanks to Red for sharing this project with us. Color is definitely one of my passions. How about you?
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Voice of Possibility Group Inc.
Debra Gould developed the Staging Diva Training Program to teach others how to earn a living doing something they love. There are now more than 7,000 students in over 20 countries. She is the author of 5 guides including the Staging Diva Ultimate Color Guide: The Easy Way to Pick Colors for Home Staging Projects.