Home Sense is the BEST home decor store for home staging!

I encourage PRES home stagers to build their inventory with Home Sense decor. It’s affordable and it’s trendy and if it doesn’t work you can always exchange it for something else. I am definitely not saying that the quality or the style from Home Sense is going to work with every home but for staging and adding additional pieces to the seller’s existing – it works!

Having been in the home staging business for over a decade now, I built my inventory by making selections from Home Sense that I knew would work in the majority of the properties I was staging. I have also gone shopping for my clients at Home Sense for staging their home for selling or updating the look of their home for living. When I have a client who is not style savvy I will take photos for them and then encourage them to get to that Home Sense store ASAP! I’m sure you have experienced the frustration of not buying something that you liked when you saw it and then when you went back…GONE! My motto now is ‘If I like it, I buy it and I can always return it.’

If you are just starting out building your inventory spending around $500 will get you some nice ‘small accessory packages’ that will bring you pure profit after using them just a few times. Many home stagers are fortunate enough to have rental furnishing stores in their area so they can rent the larger furnishings such as sofas, chairs, dining room tables and chairs, beds, dressers, etc. By doing this in the beginning you will be able to avoid storage warehouse costs. It might be something you can look at in the future as part of your growth business strategy.

Here are some of the purchases the home seller made so that we could update the look of her home for selling. We used 2 new sets of bedding and draperies for the master bedroom and the little girl’s room:

Home Sense cushions, throws, bedding, art, lamps, etc.
Canvas art from Home Sense – suits this casual lifestyle for selling.

Living Room ‘Before’ Staging

Not the best of choices for selling but it does work for them living

Living Room After with Home Sense Purchases!

Spare set of slipcovers refreshed the tired sofas while the new art and accessories updates the look of the home.
Colleen McClure
Colleen McClure Administrator & Proud owner of PRES Staging® - Expert Home Stager. When I was very young I began drawing interiors, it just came naturally. When I work with a client now, I see the finished project completed in my minds-eye as they explain how they would love to see their space created. I am able to provide sketches on the spot of their vision so this invokes client confidence and excitement for the project from the inception through to the brilliant manifestation – How Fun! When the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements, other passions led me to full-time work as a career counsellor. I very much enjoyed assisting people one-on-one to discover their own talents but this was an arena where I would develop effective techniques in workshop design and group facilitation as well. This would lead to a ‘happy marriage’ as I would apply these skills and passions when I purchased PRES Staging® - The Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. It’s truly the greatest joy to inspire others to discover and hone their innate talents – To witness their emerging confidence while coaching them on design principals and providing them the tools to start and run their own Home Décor businesses for Redesign and Staging. If you’ve ever thought you might enjoy this line of work, or even to do it for yourself and friends, get in touch – Let’s chat!