Home Staging – 6 Tips to Staging Your Hall

9 November 2021

Your hall is the first room in the house viewers will see when they come to take a look around your property, so it’s important to create a good first impression.

It can be so easy to put a lot of effort into staging every other room in the house but forget about the main entrance into your home.

Ultimately, you want to wow potential buyers from the moment they set foot inside your property, so here are six tips to help you stage your hall just right and secure a buyer quickly:

Pack away coats, shoes & bags:

Don’t let viewers trip over jackets, bags or shoes you’ve left lying at your front door as this will leave them with the worst possible impression. Instead, pick everything up and store your personal belongings away. If you’re lacking storage space you can still keep them in the hall but on coat hooks or tidied away neatly in a hallway unit or organizer.

Get painting:

Painting your hall is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of transforming the room to make it feel more welcoming. If your hall has any walls that feature bold or loud colours then freshen it up with neutral colours and shades instead. You want your hallway to look open, bright, and fresh to create the best first impression you possibly can.

Add a mirror

Mirrors are fantastic additions to any hallway and can really transform the space. By adding a mirror to your hall you will instantly add light to the room, making it appear brighter and bigger as well as adding a touch of style to it.

Check the front door:

Make sure your front door can open and close easily as well as lock and unlock easily. You want to create a feeling of safety and your front door is something a viewer might check themselves. Don’t be left red-faced if it doesn’t close or lock properly, so get this checked out and fixed as soon as possible if there are any issues.

Bring some life and a pop of colour:

Consider adding a hallway console table filled with chic accessories, such as a vase of fresh flowers, clock or candles. If this isn’t your thing, look at adding some potted plants to bring a bit of character and sense of comfort to your hall.

Make sure it smells nice:

A fresh smelling hall will instantly give your buyers a good impression of your house. Impress them when they first walk through the door by infusing the space with nice smells such as home baking, coffee, scented candles or wax melts or use diffusers or air fresheners to provide that clean and homely feeling.

A viewer can take only a few seconds to decide whether they wish to buy a house or not so it’s important to give them the best experience as soon as they set foot through your front door. Staging a hallway is crucial to making that first impression count.