With the pandemic still looming, your home has likely become the backdrop for most of your day. Whether you are working out of the house rather than in the office or skipping restaurants in favor of home-cooked meals, these tips from Northern Lights Home Staging and Design can help you refresh your living space and make it as cheery and welcoming as possible.
Declutter Your Space
Many home improvements are simple enough to be done without professional help. For example, decluttering is a Read more [...]
Fractal art is a form of computer or digital art created by calculating fractal objects, which creates still and moving images. It is abstract art, and I love working with the brilliant colors, intricate designs, and perfect symmetry that it creates.Fractal art is magical with its beautiful colors and intricate designs.Most of the designs I create contain spirals, a universal symbol. Learn more in my article, What Does Your Art Mean?.Spirals are prevalent in nature and often symbolize connection Read more [...]
There Will Only Ever Be One of You
There is only one of you in all the world. There will only ever be one. You are here to do what you alone are meant to do for the world in your unique way. Are you doing it?One thing I have learned over the last year is that there is a reason I am here. That is to do what I am meant to do in my unique way, because no one else can do it like me.
It is funny. I was doing a home staging job the other day and the client asked what made me special. It Read more [...]
Your choice of art shows people who you are. Are you colorful and exotic? Free-flowing and fearless? Do you love the beautiful details? Do curves appeal to you more than straight lines? Is the journey more important than the destination? Do you like to make a dramatic statement? Do you love texture and movement in art? Do you think Mother Nature is the best designer?
An art form I love to work with and may make your heart sing is called fractal art. I create it on my computer and and then Read more […]
Selling your home? It can be very stressful. Or not.Regardless of the circumstances, these tips can make selling your home a reason to celebrate rather than a reason to get stressed out.It doesn’t matter if it is a buyers market or a seller's market.It doesn’t matter if you are moving because it is a great opportunity or because you are being forced to.Selling doesn't have to be stressful.
Who wants to be ready at a moment’s notice to leave a let a realtor show the Read more [...]
Do You Think Just Having a Pretty Face Won't Cut It?
You may have always heard that just a pretty face doesn't cut it.]That belief is going to cost you.When it comes to the rental business, it does. Just a pretty face attracts your customers and get's them in the door.Of course, you need more than a pretty face to keep them there or to get them to come back.But you need to attract them first.
What is a Pretty Face?
What do I mean by a pretty face? It is Read more [...]
You may think that home staging is just cleaning, reducing clutter, fixing things, painting, and putting your house on the market.
Those things are all important and are all things you can do to help save money in preparing your house for sale.
You can also clean your yard, put things away, trim your trees and shrubs, and repair things. Get a fresh welcome mat for the door.
So why bother hiring a home stager when you can do all those things yourself?
There are a lot of decisions to Read more […]
When you decide to sell your house, of course, you want to make the most money on the sale and sell fast. My house is my biggest asset. I bet it is for you too. It is important to hire the best person for the job to get the best results.
After all, if you had a brain tumor, would you go to someone who does cosmetic surgery and expect them to get the job done?
If you needed a tooth pulled, would you ask your neighbor? Maybe if they were a dentist.
Invest in the right person. Make sure they Read more […]
Of course, you wouldn’t. At least I hope not! When you are selling your home, just like going to an important job interview or getting ready for a first date, you need to make a great first impression. And you don’t have much time to do it. People have a short attention span. It is what it is.
Get ready for the market with these tips to help make a great impression fast.
1. Make the outside look just as inviting as the inside
When you drive up, if things are not neat, clean, and do not look Read more […]
Home staging helps buyers see their dream life before them.
Helping buyers see is the key.
You may have heard that when people buy homes, they buy on emotion rather than logic. In the past I wrote about how Selling Your Home is Not About Selling Your Home, it is about selling a dream.
You can't sell a dream if the buyer can't see it. That is why vacant houses are hard to sell. Very few can "see the dream" in an empty house. They just look cold and uninviting.
Being able to see is just important Read more [...]