Home Staging Blog

The Sweetbriar Property needed low profile furnishings to highlight the view

9 Cost-Effective Improvements to Make Before Listing Your Home

You’ve toyed with the idea of selling your house. Maybe moving to the outskirts of the city,  maybe moving from burbs to be closer to the bustle. But you want to get the most you can out of the investment you’ve made in your house. What is worth your time and money, and what will…

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This reclaimed wood coffee table blended perfectly with the reimagined craftsman theme

Featured Project: The Reimagined Craftsman

What was the name of this project and why? We called this the Reimagined Craftsman. We took the classic craftsman style and gave it a fresh, more modern look.     What neighborhood was this home in? The Reimagined Craftsman is located in the heart of the Alberta Arts district, an area known for its unique local…

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How to Choose the Best Exterior Paint Colors to Sell Your Home

Have you ever stopped to admire a bright orange house? Maybe in south Florida, but probably not here in the Pacific Northwest. Moving into such a standout home might be difficult for some. Exterior home color can either be a turnoff or a huge draw to potential buyers. And you want to choose the best…

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A linen sofa and a reclaimed wood coffee table brought in rich texture and warmth

New Project Spotlight: The Elegant Traditional Home

What was the name of this project and why? We called this project The Elegant Traditional home. With its grand entrance, gourmet kitchen, and high ceilings, it evokes a casual elegance, which we were happy to showcase with our home staging.     What neighborhood was this home in? This home is located in Lake…

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West Hills 1920's Colonial has sweeping views of the valley

How to Make a Home Listing Inviting During Warmer Months

For your home listings to be enticing, they need to keep pace with the seasons and for warmer days that means bright, fresh, and colorful. While we’d never suggest repainting walls in bright colors because we know that neutral colors sell better, we do have some simple, easy-to-implement tips for home staging during the summer…

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This Grand Colonial in Portland's Bull Mountain was a classic beauty

Featured Project: The Grand Colonial in Bull Mountain

What was the name of this project and why? This home is a classic Colonial with such stately curb appeal that we named the project The Grand Colonial.   Where was this home located? The Grand Colonial is located in Bull Mountain’s Shadow Hills neighborhood.   Who was your target buyer? This home in Bull…

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Imagine Home Staging Best Practices During Covid-19

Imagine Home Staging has always maintained a clean warehouse and a pristine inventory. The current pandemic has increased our diligence: sanitizing every surface is our highest priority. Our company will follow the following home staging best practices during Covid-19 in order to provide a safe environment for our clients and our crew.   We never…

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Top Neutral Interior Paint Colors for Home Staging

Our Top Neutral Interior Paint Color Choices that Stand the Test of Time

Strategic home staging can make the difference between a potential buyer’s passing glance and a profitable sale. As more and more people begin their initial “house shopping” online, it’s even more important that you provide an engaging listing. But what catches the eye and what makes someone slide past without a second glance? It often…

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Home staging in a small space

Project Spotlight: The “Ranchalow Girlfriend” in Montavilla

What was the name of this project? The listing Realtor Breylan Deal-Erickson named this half-ranch, half-bungalow “The Ranchalow Girlfriend.” He names all his listings, and we love the originality and how this one is so fitting!   What neighborhood was this home in? “The Ranchalow Girlfiend” is in East Portland’s highly sought-after Montavilla neighborhood.  …

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We staged the Sweetbriar Property with recycled wood to stay with the sustainable lifestyle

The Difference Between a Home Stager and an Interior Designer

When selling a home, a good home stager is far more valuable to a real estate agent than a pocket full of interior designers. The opposite is true after the home sale. While both know all about architecture, the difference between a home stager and an interior designer ultimately rests with the goal.   When…

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Houzz Best Of Design 2018
Houzz Best Of Service 2018
Houzz Best Of Design 2017
Street of Dreams - People's Choice Award 2012
Affordable Home Show - Best of Show Award 2010, 2011, & 2012

Lenny and Lisa are fantastic to work with! They are approachable, affordable and offer great feedback in regards to...

Posted by Patti Jensen on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Lenny and Lisa are amazing!!!! Thank you to Imagine Home Staging for creating a gorgeous space that is "picture perfect". True professionals, great to work with and have an amazing gift for design.

Posted by Teresa Harbert on Thursday, February 23, 2017