Home staging before & after examples

I'm glad to share "before & after" photos of homes in the Boston suburbs and beyond that were successfully staged for sale.

  • This property was an estate that had become run down, tired, and lifeless. The stager's goal was to brighten the space using a fresh coat of paint, refinishing the floors, and bringing in new furniture.
    This property was an estate that had become run down, tired, and lifeless. The stager's goal was to brighten the space using a fresh coat of paint, refinishing the floors, and bringing in new furniture.
  • The result was colorful, dramatic, and exciting - and sold in two weeks after staging.  
    The result was colorful, dramatic, and exciting - and sold in two weeks after staging.  
  • Previously this home office looked cluttered and drab.
    Previously this home office looked cluttered and drab.
  • Paring down the furniture and using a smaller area rug helped to emphasize the room’s wonderful architectural details and gleaming hardwood floors.
    Paring down the furniture and using a smaller area rug helped to emphasize the room’s wonderful architectural details and gleaming hardwood floors.
  • the stager replaced heavy drapery and fabrics with a lighter, airier look.
    the stager replaced heavy drapery and fabrics with a lighter, airier look.
  • The updated decor and minimal drapery show off the home’s amazing city views.
    The updated decor and minimal drapery show off the home’s amazing city views.
  • Before this Boston suburbs home was staged, the master bedroom felt cold and uninviting.
    Before this Boston suburbs home was staged, the master bedroom felt cold and uninviting.
  • To overcome this challenge, the stager furnished the room, brought in plush bedding, and created cozy seating areas to make the room feel luxurious.
    To overcome this challenge, the stager furnished the room, brought in plush bedding, and created cozy seating areas to make the room feel luxurious.
  • When this home was empty, it was tough for home buyers to envision how they could furnish the massive family room. Several potential buyers commented that it was “too much house for them”.
    When this home was empty, it was tough for home buyers to envision how they could furnish the massive family room. Several potential buyers commented that it was “too much house for them”.
  • Simply adding carefully selected furnishings made the space feel more well defined.
    Simply adding carefully selected furnishings made the space feel more well defined.
  • This vacant space didn't do much to inspire potential home buyers.
    This vacant space didn't do much to inspire potential home buyers.
  • The stager chose the furnishings for this Boston penthouse to show a bit of urban glam, without being over the top. The result was an upscale, appealing living space.
    The stager chose the furnishings for this Boston penthouse to show a bit of urban glam, without being over the top. The result was an upscale, appealing living space.
Photos courtesy of Signature Staging, Jennifer Ames, Setting the Space, and Meetinghouse Media and Staged with Style.