Okay we admit it…we “staged” these photos! We were doing a presentation about getting your house ready to sell, and we wanted photos to illustrate a very important staging concept. Though you may live with your sofa planted in front of the TV, the rules are different when your house is on the market.
A room should appear open and uncluttered to a buyer. These pictures show how the sofa blocks entry to the room and obscures the fireplace when it’s in front of the TV. By moving the sofa to the wall, the room opens up, making it seem both larger and more inviting. So Caitlin, keep your sofa on the wall!”