Cindy Lin, Founder, Staged4more

Hi, Welcome to Our School of Home Staging!

After a successful, 12+ years run as a home staging company in San Francisco Bay Area, STAGED4MORE is now an online school that focuses on home staging education for home stagers, home sellers and real estate agents.

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Friday Mood: Textures, & How to Use Textures to Add to Your Home Decor

Friday Mood: Textures, & How to Use Textures to Add to Your Home Decor

Textures is often ignored when we talk about home decor and styling elements, but it actually is a great way to add visual interests and to keep your interiors interesting and fresh. When you layer textures with colors, it is also a powerful device to design your interiors, or stage your homes for sale.

Photo Credits from Top to Bottom: 1. Love the marble tiled wall and the natural sod grain textures on the bottles. Candle bottles by April & May studio 2. Colorful arrays of sea urchin shells via Content in a Cottage 3. Clay textures via unknown source on ebay.com 4. Wool textures via Haymes Paint Australia  5. Green leaf textures via Flickr user Janet Little

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS ON ADDING TEXTURES INTO YOUR HOME:

1. Walls: from marble to wood, these are all ways to introduce textures into your home environment. Additionally, these textures can invoke different feelings and styling for your environment. For example, wood can be warming and welcoming. Depending on the finishes, it can either be rustic or luxurious. Marble signals sophistication and refinement.

You can also utilize wallpaper. Wallpaper may get a bad rep but now there are many modern and updated versions that allow you to express yourself.

2. Textile & soft goods: These can be rugs, floor covering, accent pillows, throws, bedding, wall hangings, window treatments, basically anything made with fabric. Whether it is cable stitched wool, or a silk window panel, these are all different ways to introduce textures subtly and softly.

3. Decor pieces: Textures can be found everywhere, wicker baskets, clay vases. We use details like these a lot in our home staging projects because not only they introduce details, they also warm up the space. There are something about natural fibers and materials that make people feel welcomed.

4. Nature: Why stop at wicker baskets? Add other natural elements! The nature is chock full of textures, ranging from rough to silky smooth.

Found sea shells on the beach is perfect for bathrooms or your beach house. Elements from ocean like sand, shells, corals are great ways to create a lifestyle that is serene and soothing, like what ocean does for us.

Plants and natural life always add pops up greens and colors, in additions to scents. Live plants and flowers always bring the feeling of nature inside and instantly makes people feel better about the environment. In home staging scenarios where it is difficult to tend to live plants, we use high quality silk florals and plants to warm up the space visually.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEXTURE TO USE IN THE HOME? COMMENT BELOW IN THE COMMENT AREA.

feature photo credit: SOJORNER

PS. DID YOU KNOW WE ARE HOSTING A RETREAT FOR ADVANCED STAGERS WHO HAVE BEN IN BUSINESS FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS? FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE RETREAT HERE.

Monday Distractions: Sherwin Williams’ 2015 Colormix!

Monday Distractions: Sherwin Williams’ 2015 Colormix!

Selecting the Right Furniture for the Right Room

Selecting the Right Furniture for the Right Room