Since our house will be going on the market soon, we had a professional stager come to our house and tell us what we could do to make it appeal to more buyers. Most of his suggestions had to do with adding more color in the form of paintings, rugs, pillows, decorations, etc. He specifically wanted more “pops of color” everywhere. I wish I had more time to get everything done because I would have made my own modern art paintings (he specifically said modern), but we decided that was going to be too time consuming. I was about to buy new throw pillows for our couch when I realized I could easily make new covers for the ones we already have. Mean while, Matt put together a platform bed frame from a borrowed metal bed frame and about $36 of wood.
In the end, we did have to spend some money getting our house to look like the stager wanted it to; however, we were able to save some money making a few things instead of purchasing them. The photo above shows the original pillow behind the pillow with the new pillow case I made to add a “pop of color” to the living room. Now, if only I had more time I could have saved us a lot more money, but we are trying to get the house on the market next week so there just isn’t enough time to do everything ourselves.