5 Tips for Staging a Historic Home

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Staging is one of the more participatory arts. You get to play the part of the homeowner, landlord, agent, contractor, or whatever role you choose. We’ll give you some pointers on staging your home for the best possible outcome in this memorable guide. We’ll start with colors and then work our way through costs and considerations to get it ready for sale.

  1. Staging a historic home involves more than just choosing the best paint color and staining the floor. You’ll also need to select a few essential features to help your visitors have a memorable experience. If you’re planning on renting out your historic home for rent, here are five tips to make sure you get the most out of it.
  2. Interior styling a home means getting all the technical things correct. The kitchen is an essential piece because you won’t be able to prepare simple meals if you don’t have the right equipment. Modular rooms with built-ins allow you to quickly add systems if your existing space isn’t big enough. The bathrooms can also be swiftly outfitted if you need a change of scenery — or if you want privacy while creating your master bathroom solution.
  3. Historic home staging is all about role-playing. It is a celebration of time and also a little bit of risk. It is about stepping into a period of your life when you imagined something different. The new resident will feel the significance and impact of this project for years to come, and it is vital to get it right.
  4. Use the fireplace as decoration not to keep the room warm but to ignite the imagination. Give the viewer a sense of history as you imagine a home that was once lived in by families with children playing around the fireplace; adults sitting around a table in a forest gathering wood; an older couple entertaining themselves with a game of dominos.
  5. Styling a historic home requires care and attention to detail. You aim for authenticity by imitating the conditions that the first people lived in – the dirt, the misshapen architecture, and the damage that time has done. So it’s helpful to have a plan. We’ll need many supplies: paint, wood, fabric, fabrics, historical artifacts, and many more things not currently in your possession. So get creative and think outside the box. There is a lot to be said for simplicity when it comes to historic home designing.

You may have heard that staging a historic home is just like staging any other house. However, these two types of homes are vastly different from one another. These five tips will help you realize precisely when and how to stage your historic home.