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How to Stage Your Home on a Budget

27 January 2023

Staging your home is one of the most important steps in getting it ready for sale. It helps potential buyers visualize themselves living in the space, and can make all the difference in whether they decide to buy or not. However, staging a house can be expensive. If you’re looking to stage your property without breaking the bank, here are some tips to help you do it effectively without going over budget. 

Leicester Show Home

Declutter and Depersonalize 

The first step in staging your home on a budget is getting rid of clutter and depersonalizing the space. Unexpected items or personal items can be distracting to potential buyers and take away from their ability to envision themselves living in the space. So start by removing items that don’t add any value or appeal, such as excess knick-knacks, old furniture, paperwork, and clothing. This will help create an open, inviting atmosphere that prospective buyers can easily imagine themselves settling into. 

This was one of our occupied staging projects in Rothley, Leicestershire and we were delighted with the results for our clients.

DIY Projects 

If you want your home to look more stylish but don’t have the budget for new furniture pieces or decorative accents, consider taking on some DIY projects instead. You can give existing pieces an upgrade with paint or fabric treatments, such as reupholstering chairs or giving cabinets a fresh coat of paint. If you have time for more involved projects, try making wall art from things like old frames and textiles or quickly transform tired-looking floors with tile stickers that mimic high-end ceramic tiles at a fraction of the price. 


Furniture Rental

One of the best ways to stage your home on a budget is to rent furniture from a local staging company like mine. Staging companies often offer packages that include furniture, accessories and even appliances. These packages are designed to fit any budget and make it easy to give each room in your home an updated look. Plus, when you rent furniture instead of buying it outright, there’s no need to worry about where you’ll store it after the house has sold!

This was one of our occupied staging projects in Rothley, Leicestershire and we were delighted with the results for our clients.

Small Touches  

It doesn’t take much effort or money to make small changes that will have big impacts on how your home looks and feels. Adding throw pillows or blankets can instantly transform a couch from drab to fab; changing out light fixtures can update an outdated bathroom; replacing hardware like door knobs or cabinet pulls can give every room an instant facelift. These small touches go a long way towards helping potential buyers envision themselves living in your home – and they won’t cost you much either! 

Living Space - 2 bedroom bungalow, Coventry - Staged to Sell

Staging your home doesn't have to break the bank – if you're willing to get creative with your approach! By renting furniture instead of buying new pieces, taking on simple DIY projects, and making small changes around the house, you can easily stage your property without going over budget. With these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way towards getting the best price for your home – no matter what size budget you have!

A charming cottage which was originally the Old School House in a hamlet of Norton Junta Twycross, near the infamous Twycross Zoo. The property was completely refurbished by our clients but they retai

And if all this seems too overwhelming or you are stretched for time, get in touch and and say

We would love to help!

Sarah Atherton - Owner at Staged Spaces