Can furniture really impact a sale of a home? We say yes. When buying a home, emotion is a huge factor. They are not just buying based on a good investment, (although, that is important too!) they are buying based on the vision of a good life in the property. The furniture in your space when you sell can impact how the buyer feels when viewing.

Here are some things to consider when preparing your home for sale and choosing the right furniture for your living room:

Furniture Style: The obvious first mistake people make is choosing or leaving the wrong style sofa, chairs, and large living room pieces in the room that do not match the demographic of the buyer. Even though a buyer knows they will be moving their own furniture into the home, many are visual and intuitive buyers. They subconsciously make decisions by how they feel, how they are emotionally connecting to the space. A style that does not appeal to them, can have them struggle to feel connected.

Furniture Size: We have mentioned in past blogs, that having enough sitting space is crucial to buyers connecting and envisioning them living and entertaining in the space. The scale of furniture is part of this decision. Too large and a space can feel crowded and small. Too small and the space can feel cold and uninviting.

Furniture Positioning: The position of your furniture can impact how a buyer feels when viewing your property. If they need to zig zag, or if it is necessary to walk in single file to get through the space, to the next room or to explore the room, this can cause a subconscious uncalmly feeling. The buyer might not even realize he is feeling it. But what is happening, is your traffic flow is impeding normal flow of personal space. It can make a room feel smaller and “not just right”.

Furniture Arrangement: Positioning and arranging your furniture to help a buyer see and value the selling features of the property goes a long way in the selling process. Using selling features as the focal point and angling the sofa and sitting area to highlight this, gives more perceived value to the property. 

 Are you are planning on selling and want to ensure you get the most from your investment with our proven home staging process?  Call (757) 344-5322 to book your home staging evaluation or consultation.


Staged2Sell is a Hampton Roads Home Staging company.  They offer staging and decorating from Newport News, Poquoson, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Smithfield, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach since 2005.  They elevate homes from ordinary to extraordinary with their beautifully designed spaces to emotionally. Connect buyers within the first 7 seconds of the showing. They make sure your home has exactly what it needs to enchant buyers, inspire multiple offers, and sell fast for the absolute top price!   Staged2Sell has staged over 4000 homes and has helped homeowners throughout Hampton Roads get the best return on their biggest investment.