When it comes to condos, size and storage space can be detrimental factors to the sale. But fret not! Space can be optimized to its full potential without a lot of work and even on a limited budget. There are many simple ways to jazz up your condo without adding to it, like using paint to focus on a particular area or to create the illusion of a larger space. A can of paint costs as little as $30 a gallon and can really transform your space.

When putting your condo on the market, there are many simple tasks that can change your home from ordinary to extraordinary. It doesn’t take much to make a big impact, but here are some tried and true condo staging tips I’ve learned along the way that will be sure to help you.

Tip #1: Clear the counters
Clutter on the counters is a big no-no. Not only does it look messy, but it also makes the room appear much smaller. Pretty much everything, your coffee maker, toaster, knives, everything should be taken off the counters. A nice vase with colorful, fragrant flowers is your best option.

Tip #2: Purchase a beautiful new shower curtain
Bathrooms are small, and a really pretty shower curtain can make a big impact by sprucing it up with a stylish item. Ensure that your counters are clear in the bathrooms, too. Combine that with fresh flowers and nice, simple white linens and you’re done.

Tip #3: Bedding is always best
The easiest way to spruce up the master bedroom is by adding some gorgeous new bedding and accent pillows.  Again, because the space is so small, new bedding will make a huge impact on the overall look of the room.

Tip #4: De-clutter
Most living room condos have way too much stuff. The best thing to do is de-clutter like crazy! Get rid of books, vases, and personal pictures and store them.  The goal with de-cluttering a small space is to create as much visual space as possible.

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Tip #5: Don’t forget the floors
Add a nice, light rug to the living room! It will instantly open up the space and really pull everything together.

Most condos are open concept, so the best advice is to keep it simple. A no-frills approach to staging when selling your condo is best because it appeals to everyone, not just a small, niche group. Sites like Pinterest will give you ideas, and a talented condo stager (like me!) can help you map out a plan for those wonderful ideas.

The landscape for condos is rapidly changing, and they are being embraced by more and more buyers. The old cliché of Ikea furniture and homogenous décor is giving way to a new reality of sophisticated, customized spaces that will attract the perfect buyer.  Hopefully, utilizing these condo staging tips allows sellers to get a premium price when they sell.