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Learn the Difference Between Home Staging and Interior Design


Find out what separates home staging from interior design.

While home staging and interior design both share the goal of helping your home look its best, each has its own distinct purpose.  Not sure which service you need for your home?  Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine whether you need help with home staging or interior design.

  • Are you selling your home or staying put?

If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, home staging is the service that you need.  The purpose of home staging is to make it appeal to as many potential buyers as possible.  Home staging can include things like changing your paint colors and bringing in new furniture.  However, home staging is a temporary service that is done with the primary purpose of creating interest in your home.

If you are planning on staying in your home for the foreseeable future, but want to boost your home’s aesthetic, then interior design is the service you need.  Interior design is all about redecorating your home with your personal preferences in mind.  While interior design might require the same steps as home staging, the changes made in name of interior design are meant to last.

  • Are you trying to express your personal style or sell your home for top dollar?

Home staging usually follows pretty strict guidelines and adheres to rigid sales tactics.  The majority of the changes a home stager will make is to appeal to a general audience.  This, in turn, means that the design changes will generally be impersonal and generic.

However, when you invest in interior design services, the homeowner is granted a large degree of creative control.  An interior designer will take their clients’ personal tastes and weave it through the design elements of their home.  This allows the homeowner to express their own personal tastes in the design of their home.

These are some of the major differences between home staging and interior design.  Are you interested in starting the buying or selling process in Hermosa Beach?   Make sure you have the right real estate professionals on your side.  Contact our friendly team to ensure that you get the dedicated, top-tier escrow service you deserve.