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How to Create Big Impact in Small Apartment Staging

April 03, 2014 (posted by Jennifer Campbell, Home Staging Calgary)
In small apartment staging, working with what you have may not be the best place to start if creating a big impact is your goal. That’s because every inch in a small space must create a positive reaction for the potential buyer if you want to sell fast. Hiring a professional stager and renting staging furniture may be your best investment.
You can go ahead and buy your own furniture if you prefer to spend the time and money (and know that you can make selections to market your space most effectively). In the photos, you can see that we staged this small apartment in Sunnyside, Calgary to appeal to a younger demographic who was probably a first time buyer.
See the difference home staging makes.

After: This open concept living & dining room is the perfect space for entertaining or relaxing.

See the difference professional home staging makes.

After: We added healthy and trendy accessories on the new granite countertops to tie the living room into the kitchen.

See the difference home staging makes.

After: This simple, yet stylish bedroom is the perfect retreat for any homeowner.

See the difference home staging makes.

After: This cute bistro set showcases the relaxing, private space on the patio.

These are some of the suppliers we used for this one bedroom, one bathroom small apartment staging project:

  • Lamps (living room)
  • Slipper chair
  • Patio Set
  • Cushions on Patio

The Brick:

  • Living room sofa


  • Headboard

Home Outfitters:

  • Dining room chairs
  • Bedding
  • Artwork & Accessories


  • Night stands (bedroom)
  • Artwork & Accessories


  • Bedroom lamps

Pier 1:

  • Dining room table
  • Artwork & Accessories

Urban Barn:

  • Coffee & end tables (living room)

As you can see, appropriate items can be purchased at popular retail stores to achieve successful small apartment staging. It’s just a matter of whether you want to spend the time and money to buy and stage the furniture and accessories yourself, or get help from a professional home stager to rent and strategically place them.
Not sure what a professional home stager can do for you? Contact Jen at Set Your Stage in Calgary to arrange your personalized Home Staging Consultation, and learn more concrete ways to stage your home, condo or apartment.

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