Redesign, one of the services I offer to clients, is what I like to think of as the Botox of the design world. It's a cost-effective and less invasive way to change the appearance of your home while still achieving a huge impact. 

Redesign involves working with a client's existing furniture and changing things up by adjusting the furniture layout, adding accessories, and altering paint color. 

Some of the principles of redesign can carry through to home staging as well.

BEFORE

BEFORE

For instance, take the couch in the photo to the left. This tired, worn couch was located in a lakefront penthouse that I recently staged.

Because of the price point of this property, the couch needed an instant facelift. 

Instead of renting out new furniture to my clients, we opted to go the redesign route to cut down on costs.

AFTER

AFTER

By adding just five pillows and one throw to the center cushion seating area, it no longer looks out of place.

To further prove the power of something as simple as pillows and throws, here's one more example.

BEFORE

BEFORE

This chair was located at the same property.  It was cumbersome and dated, but took on new life once a faux fur throw and pillow were added. 

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER

Doesn't it look like something that you'd like to curl up in with a good book?

One of the goals of home staging is to make potential buyers feel comfortable in the property and entice them to stay longer. Something as simple as a cozy seating area can do just that. Add a tea cup to a side table along with an open book and the scene is set. 

These are just a couple of examples of quick, inexpensive fixes for the budget conscious home owner.