Recently, RE/MAX called on design lovers everywhere to enter the 9 Day ReStage Challenge competition and show off their best home-staging strategies. RE/MAX received many amazing entries for each challenge, some of which are showcased on our Instagram page.
Day 1: Drawing the Eye
The winning spot in the Day 1 challenge went to @onstageonline. In order to draw the eye in on to one part of the room, symmetry is a must. In the room below, the placement of the identical chairs helps to draw attention to the lovely fireplace and mantle.
Day 2: Flowers
The Day 2 winner was the dynamic mother-daughter duo @picturperfecthomestaging. Staging flowers in your home requires two main tips:
1. Keep your color palette in mind. Try to avoid flowers that match too closely with the main color in the room. Instead, opt for accent colors.
2. The vase matters. As you can see in the staging picture, the vase and the accessories around it pull the “look” together. Additionally, you don’t even have to use a conventional vase! This team used a crate to give their space a more rustic look.
Day 3: Art and Frames
The very creative winner of the Day 3 challenge was @deandracoleman, due to her personal touches to a gallery wall. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and to get personal when staging art in your home! Deandra personalized her space with a “D” hung on the wall and a “dreams” painting.
Day 4: Storage
Storage can sometimes make or break a home’s look. But @domesticaccents makes it look easy. Creative storage can be tricky, but remember:
1. You don’t have to hide everything. Sometimes, using woven bins or wicker baskets on shelves adds a nice lived-in feel to the home. To soften the space, @domesticaccents stores quilts on shelving.
2. Make sure the storage fits your space. Having a storage unit that fits what you want is great; however, it is important to make sure it complements the size of the room and doesn’t overwhelm the space.
Day 5: Lighting
Day 5 winner @stageinteriorsinc demonstrates that lighting, through a “mix of modern and traditional lighting elements,” can really tie a space together. In order to make the most of your space with lighting, incorporate ambient, task, and accent lighting to highlight areas of your kitchen, living room and other parts of your home.
Day 6: Shelving
@liz_kamuru snagged the winning spot for Day 6 with her eclectic mix of metal and natural elements. Here’s what stood out about her shelving:
1. Plants. Plants. Plants. Whether artificial or real, plants add an extra dimension to spice up shelving.
2. Trinkets galore. To make shelves more decorative, adding candles and small trinkets will complement the space and make it your own. Just make sure to not go too overboard or your shelves will look cluttered!
Day 7: Mirrors
Having a mirror in a room is great because it creates a more open feel. And as Day 7 winner @tahne.martin shows, mirrors don’t have to be the main focus the room. Notice how the mirror accents the room below without overshadowing the other pieces.
Day 8: Decorative accents
When it comes to decorative accents, it’s all in the details. This designer added some flavor to a grey couch and cream-colored coffee table with a beautiful patterned rug and pillows. For more inspiration on this topic, check out the RE/MAX “Interior Details” Mood Board on Pinterest.
Day 9: First impressions
The foyer is the first thing that guests will see when entering your home, so make sure it’s welcoming and creates an atmosphere consistent with the rest of your home. Day 9 winner @luv_to_decorate used a small table with flowers and chairs to add dimension and make her home more inviting.
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