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I am so excited to share this e-book with you! A local pal of mine and esteemed interior designer, Monique Shaw, has just released her e-book entitled “How to Style or Stage Your Home For More Beauty or a Quicker Sale” where she shares how to stage your home to either enjoy its beauty for yourself or for a quicker home sale. This book is full of amazing tips and tricks, some of which I’m going to give you a sneak peak of in this post!

“A house is a house until you bring it beauty and purpose, turning it into a home” – Monique Shaw

I have to say that the hardest thing about writing this post was not saying “oh and this and this and this and this” and not giving the entire thing away. I read a lot of interior design magazines and books and reading this I kept finding myself saying “this is so helpful” and “so and so could really use this advice” and “this is perfect for selling a home” and “yes! Let’s love the home we live in” and on and on and on. You get the idea. With that in mind, please know that if my writing feels brief, it is because I want you to read this book because it speaks for itself.

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A Few Things You’ll Get In This Book

I think what’s most helpful about this book is that even though it offers a TON of amazing advice for staging your home for a quick sale, it offers unlimited information on how to make your home a space that you love and that you want to live in. You’ll find advice such as:

  • The importance of staging your home for sale.
  • How to evoke “Buying Emotions” and what is boring to buyers.
  • How to stage ALL of your rooms, including bathrooms, basements, garages, etc.
  • The importance of curb appeal and landscaping. It’s simpler than you think!
  • The best kind of art to add beauty to your home.
  • How to choose a good realtor and what to look for in this process.
  • How to ensure personal safety when selling your home.

Why You Should Stage Your Home

People always ask what the benefit of staging their home is. They wonder why they should bother with the time, effort, purging, storage and this book lays it out really well. When you home looks ‘cared’ for, it appeals to more buyers, but it also makes it a nicer place for you and your family to live, too.

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But I’m Not Selling My Home…

We all want a Pinterest-y looking home so why do we only do this when we go to sell it? Why can’t we make our homes look beautiful for dwelling, not just selling? A home is meant to be enjoyed, to be lived in and to spark joy in our day to day lives. it’s not just a cardboard box that we come and go to.

More People Are Checking Homes Out Online First

I honestly hate when I look at a house on MLS (online) and all I see is clutter. I am so distracted by the overstuffed china cabinet or the lack of counter space that is available because what is available is covered in so much stuff. This book not only helps you minimize those distractions in your home, it offers a TON more to make it stand out to buyers.

Because Staging Isn’t That Hard

Staging your home isn’t that difficult. People often tell me that staging and decorating their homes feels daunting and difficult. They see inspo on Instagram and Pinterest and have no idea how to execute it in real life. I know I sound like I’m repeating myself here but this book lays everything out step by step in a simple and achievable way with visual examples, too!

This is a book that I would recommend to any friend who is planning on selling their home. It also makes the perfect housewarming gift – what better gift than a guide to staging their new house to make it feel more like their new home.

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I mentioned in this post that staging your home isn’t all that difficult when you use this guide, but if you want one-on-one advice from the author Monique Shaw, you can get it! She does consults both in-home and virtually and her keen eye might be just what you need for your spaces. She offers a wide array of services that you can check out on her website here.

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I love to follow Monique on Instagram for inspo on the regular! I love her posts because they help me keep up with design trends and inspire many of the little projects that I do around my home.

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