Home Styling & Staging Basics Guide

By Noreen Music | Organizing Resources

Aug 31
Home Styling & Staging Basics Guide

First, let me introduce myself.

I am Noreen and I'm a Trained Professional Organizer with the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) and Owner of Organize My Space Calgary.

My specialties are home decluttering, home and office organizing, styling/staging and productivity coaching for professionals and small business owners.

My passion is to help you transform your home and work spaces to give you the freedom and enjoyment you deserve.

The following Home Styling & Staging Basics guide is going to make your styling or staging project so much more simple and informed once you start working through it.

Home Styling & Staging Basics

Live well. 

When you experience a beautifully styled home after organizing this is the cherry on top! Imagine a world where your spaces are calm, relaxing, functional and you love the freedom in your life.

Thoughtful decor and clutter-free spaces allow this vision to be your reality. My "north star" is to help you uncover exactly what this means for you.

The principles of styling your home versus staging to sell are quite opposite. Styling your home focuses on:

  • Your personality, taste or style
  • Says something about you
  • Personal
  • Enhances function
  • Matches your lifestyle

Sell wisely. 

The basic steps to stage your home are the same as styling however, the principles behind staging to sell your home are quite different.

  • Focus on the potential home buyer
  • Declutter, declutter, declutter
  • Impersonal
  • Enhance features
  • Not taste specific

Did you know? 


7 Steps of Styling & Staging

Download your FREE copy of the Home Styling & Staging Basics guide below and learn more about the following 7 steps to style or stage your home.

1. Choose a concept
2. Start with a clean slate
3. Assess your space
4. Lay out a floor plan and measurements
5. Furniture layout
6. Lighting
7. Accessorizing

Decorating Basics

Your FREE guide Home Styling & Staging Basics also covers decorating basics such as:

1. Furniture placement
2. Area rugs
3. Effective lighting
4. Types of lighting
5. Layering lighting
6. Lighting trends
7. Dining room light fixture
8. Hanging art


The guide will also lead you step by step through accessorizing your newly styled or staged space.

1. Why accessorize?
2. Accessorizing strategy
3. Tips on accessorizing
4. Dressing your dresser
5. Bathroom accessories

Bonus Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell Wisely

  • Declutter, declutter, declutter! This is one of the best strategies before listing your house for sale.
  • Declutter and organize before you meet with your realtor. This has an impact on the list price.
  • Declutter and organize closets, cupboards, kitchen pantry, etc. as potential purchasers will look inside these areas when touring.
  • When your home is clutter-free and well organized, this signals to the prospective purchaser there is enough storage for them.
  • A decluttered and organized home shows your level of care for the home and instills buyer confidence.


If you have any questions about the Home Styling & Staging Basics guide, organizing systems or products, just simply fill in the content box below and ask me your question. I will get back to you in 48 hours (or sooner).

Need more resources?

Need help getting organizing before styling your home? Here is our most popular FREE resource guide Keeping Your Home Organized Through Every Season as our gift to you.

If you are using the Home Styling & Staging Basics guide to stage your home to sell, we have also included a BONUS resource for you called The Ultimate Moving Guide, yours FREE!

Decluttering & Organizing Services

If you need more help than we have already provided, here are our various services to help you with decluttering, organizing, styling/staging and moving.

Organize My Space Services

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Home Styling & Staging Basics

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Good luck with your styling or staging project and feel free to contact us if you need our services!

Find your freedom.
‚ÄčLive your life.



About the Author

My passion is helping people find lasting freedom in their homes and businesses through my transformational organizing services and productivity solutions.

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(3) comments

Les Anderson September 23, 2020

Thanks Noreen.
i need to free up my life and that includes where i live.

Roger Ostin December 22, 2020

The staging basics guide shared here is an excellent one, and I appreciate the writer here for doing an excellent job. I will recommend my friends to use this guide if they want to style their home. They will appreciate me for this.

    Noreen Music December 22, 2020

    Thank you Roger for your positive comments! We pride ourselves on providing excellent resources to improve people’s lives. Feel free to point your clients to our website, DIY resource page, and Freedom Living blog as we are always adding more valuable resources that are informative and useful. We are so happy to hear that we are supporting your business and your client’s need with our Home Styling and Staging guide! Another great resource is our Ultimate Moving Guide – check it out and download it today!

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