Home Staging vs. Interior Design: What’s the Difference?

The difference between home staging and interior design.

Selling your home means selling a lifestyle – but not necessarily your own. Although everyone has different tastes in décor and furnishings, most people want a home that is welcoming, functional, peaceful, and clean. When homeowners are getting ready to sell their property, they are often confused on whether to reorganize the space with home staging or interior design.

If you’re selling your home now or in the near future, going with a home staging company is the right choice. Home staging is all about prepping your house so it will appeal to as many buyers as possible. This process can include changing out paint colors, adding new pictures or artwork, and bringing in furniture and accessories. It’s generally viewed as a temporary change in order to attract buyers and bids.

If you’re settling into your home for the foreseeable future, an interior designer would be more suited to your needs. A professional interior designer is knowledgeable about building construction, remodelling, and structural details. As a result, the designer is able to make suggestions about improving the space, such as ripping out walls, installing new flooring, and matching the walls, carpet, drapes, and upholstery colors.

It may be difficult to be objective about your own home, but it is crucial if you want to sell it. Home staging presents your property in the best way possible so that you can sell it that much quicker.

Buying and selling a home is no small feat, so it pays to have a trusted, experienced professional on your side! Contact Dean Rathbun when it comes time to finding the perfect plan of action to buy your home. We are happy to help you.