Naperville Home Staging Summer Project

Naperville home staging

We recently finished this Naperville Home Staging project – downtown with only two blocks to the Riverwalk and Centernnial beach, 1 block to the park. This is a prime location in Naperville.  The lush perennials plantings and wrap around porch make this home a true “Honey, Stop The Car!” listing. The home’s position on the lot, with the side, front loading garage set you up for a grand home. Is that what families are looking for? We needed to find a way to express abundance and luxury befitting the $1 million price tag, yet still appeal to today’s likely buyer.

naperville staging project living room

The home is in mint condition.

Naperville home staged dining room

BEFORE: the warm wood tones lent a country flavor that is not the trend today’s buyer for Naperville aspires to.

naperville dining room after home staging for sale

AFTER: lighter, brighter and with fabric chairs that can double elsewhere as occasional chairs when needed.

A larger piece of art creates more light – partly from the glass and partly because it matches the scale of the windows more accurately.

family rm2 before

BEFORE: the topiary on the shelves are sweet. But lots of small items will break up a wall and make it look smaller.

home staging in Naperville the family room

AFTER: a fresh coat of paint, just one piece on the wall and all of a sudden you notice the beautiful windows, with seeded glass transoms.

Looking at the view of the hearth:-

naperville home staging the family room

BEFORE: the warm wood tones, again, will now date a house as pre-2010. Buyers react more positively to an updated look, as it gives the impression the rest of the home (behind the walls) has also been kept up to date.

Naperville family room fully staged

AFTER: Notice with a cooler wall color, the brick hearth stands out more. The limestone step and inset acting as beautiful architectural detail. Though, look up! Isn’t that a pretty touch in a family room?

While the house looked lovely before, it is remarkable how striking the change is when you use a professional stager to accentuate the details. Here, the living room is now the perfect transitional space:

Living Room CollageAt Chicagoland Home Staging, the principals select the furniture for each installation, but each designer will pick out their own accessories from our warehouse. I love the way the celadon vases and candlesticks coordinate through the dining room on this Naperville home staging project.  The circular vases in the family room also echo the color and flavor. It is just the right amount of color for a soothing, aspirational home in Chicago’s most sought after Western suburb.

Office Collage

Tone-on-tone interior designs will never go out of fashion, but for staging a home for sale contrasting colors promote a striking presentation of architectural ornament.


For more information on Naperville home staging, please call Chicagoland Home Staging at 815-577-2233.