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How to stage when you have a balcony view of the room below

Staging in the Vaughan area we stage many homes with a balcony on the second floor looking down to the living or dining room below.

There are few things to remember to allow the room to show well in listing photos and to attract your ideal buyers online to put this listing on their must see list.

For a dining room place the rug in the centre of the room to allow the image to look balanced, pull the chairs away from the table at least 8" to show space, use larger scale table top decor to showcase the grandeur of the room. We used a wall mirror from Bombay on this table along with florals.

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You are also able to market the grandeur of a room by allowing the buyers looking online to imagine living in a home and seeing this beautiful view each day. 

Create symmetry in a room by balancing the sofa with two end tables and two lamps. Show how spacious the room is by using two single chairs instead of a sofa or love seat. By doing so you are able to open up the room visually and to allow for easy traffic flow when buyers arrive.


When you want your listing prepared for sale we will stage it to attract your ideal buyers when they are looking at hundreds of images online.

Remember, staging is always less than the first price reduction.

Call the Go To Girl around town to be part of your marketing team.

Michelle Finnamore Interiors Ltd.


2016 Voted Best Home Staging Company in Vaughan and GTA by the readers of The Vaughan Citizen


Comment balloon 7 commentsMichelle Finnamore • June 21 2017 01:44PM


Just don't make it look like a museum. Families with kids will many times shy away from it

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 3 years ago

Good Morning Michelle, that is what I like about stager, they have the eve that some people just do not have.  Thanks for sharing and make it a great day!


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 3 years ago

Those are great photos.  Taking photos from an upper floor looking down can be tricky but you captured the essence of the rooms.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) about 3 years ago

Hi Belinda, we work with many different photographers and most really do some amazing work with these shots.  I always loved this shot.


Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) about 3 years ago

Michelle, your photography tips for photos taken from the upper floor are spot on.  The perspective is quite different from taking photos on the same level and it's important to know the difference.  Looks like you work with some great photographers.

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) about 3 years ago

Balconies offer amazing views to enhance a buyer's perspective of the space below.  Great photos!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 2 years ago

Thank you Sharon, I always encourage the agents that I work with to find a professional photographer as it helps to build their brand in a neighbourhood. I have had many home owners tell me they hire their agent by looking at their listing photos.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) over 2 years ago

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