Vannessa Rhoades is the owner and lead home stager at Three Bears Home Staging. By combining our staging expertise and creative design savvy, we help sellers make their house more appealing to potential buyers (often by using what they already have), resulting in a quicker, more profitable sale.
The smell of your home makes a huge first impression on visitors — sometimes even more powerfully than design style or cleanliness. The right smell — which is sometimes a lack of smells — gives the impression of cleanliness and comfort, making potential buyers want to linger and explore the possibility of buying your house! […]
Our homes should feel like a relaxing oasis away from the chaos and frenzy of the outside world — a peaceful, harmonious place to return to at day’s end.
Here are a few tips we recommend to create a warm, welcoming vibe in your home:
Three Bears Home Staging of Katy, Texas has won “Best Of Customer Service 2019” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 6-year old staging firm was chosen for the fifth year in a row by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million […]
Home buyers are usually fairly predictable when it comes to what they want in a home: a clean, well-maintained space, lots of storage, rooms that are light and bright, and updated features. While much of home staging revolves around neutralizing strong design choices, it’s also important to give a nod toward current trends when possible and remove items that may feel dated. With that said, here are a few up-and-coming home design trends on the horizon for 2019 (that actually work for home staging, too!).
Having a home that exudes "hygge" -- that safe, cozy feeling that makes you want to come in and snuggle up with a warm, fuzzy blanket and a steaming cup of hot cocoa -- is something most of us strive for during the holiday season.
Whether you're staging to sell or just decorating for your own pleasure, one of the first steps in establishing that welcoming vibe for your home is to create an inviting entryway. This space is literally the first impression people will have of the interior of your house and sets the tone for the rest of the house. And during the holidays, you want visitors, as well as potential buyers, to feel that your house is a place where they can relax, unwind, and feel at home.
Anyone who's ever hosted a Thanksgiving meal knows that there's a delicate balance between creating a beautifully decorated table and making sure you don't burn the house down trying to figure out how to cook a turkey and 8 side dishes at the same time.
This year we want to help take a little of that stress off your plate -- because Three Bears Home Staging is all about helping your home look "just right!" What if I told you I can give you the tools to recreate a Pinterest-perfect Thanksgiving table without spending a fortune? You'd be pretty excited, right???
Vignettes, or "tablescapes," are a powerful tool in home staging. They help set a vibe and sell a lifestyle. These decorative groupings of art or accessories act as a focal point or make a decorative statement. They're especially useful in staging a home for sale because they can draw a buyer’s attention toward a positive attribute or help distract from less appealing features.
Simmering potpourri recipes are an easy and inexpensive way to make your house smell seasonally fresh using common household ingredients and WITHOUT the use of harmful chemicals! Because these natural fragrance recipes are light and clean, they're especially useful for anyone planning to put their home on the market soon...