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Increase your selling potential with these townhome and condo staging tips

A vertical panel takes up the left half of the image; it is a gold-trimmed round mirror reflecting three vertical textured wall panels as it rests above a tan wooden buffet with green and white candles resting on its left side and yellow and green flowers resting on its right; the right half of the image is horizontally bisected; top right panel: gray round throw pillow and blanket on a gray chair, flanked by a houseplant and a bar cart, bottom right panel: 5 neutral throw pillows on a neutral-colored bed

Staging a home for quick sale is not just about the home being clean and furnished; it’s about possessing the home design that speaks to buyers and maximizes the features of your specific residence.

As condominiums (condos) and townhomes are often designed differently from single-family homes, it’s important to stage your home in a way that speaks to their design— and we’ve got stellar tips on how to execute townhome and condo staging to help make your home far more likely to sell quickly.

Pro Tip: Refer to your Homeowners Association (HOA) guidelines before making any permanent design choices.

Highlight your housing type

Potential buyers seek out different housing types for different reasons. Use décor and include a list of your home’s applicable features below to help them picture the type of life they could lead in your space.

Share the feeling of big city life with urban home design

Many condos and townhomes are located in downtown areas or major city centers. Highlight your home’s juxtaposition with big city life — draw the metropolitan feel indoors with urban home design features like these:

  • Neutrals, metals, and minimalist designs
  • Wrought iron, wood, or leather
  • Something emblematic of your city, like a framed map, skyline rendering, or native plants
A white-walled, sunlit converted loft full of green houseplants with a tan hammock hanging in the room's center

 

Oasis in the city

If your ideal buyer loves the proximity to local attractions, but wants an oasis in the city, help them envision your home as a departure from the hustle and bustle of city life with some hints of country charm:

  • Florals
  • Pastels
  • Victorianesque furniture like soft, tufted couches and tables with ornate wooden details

Some buyers may seek a home that feels like an escape. Turn your home into a nature-centered getaway by incorporating the following:

  • Earth tones
  • Indoor greenery
  • Soft lighting
Closeup of a tufted cerulean couch

 

Keep it quiet with noise-dampening design

Condos and townhomes often share at least one wall with neighboring dwellings, but noise-dampening design can help your home feel more separate (and quiet) to potential buyers. Here are a few methods for subtly suppressing noise from neighbors.

  • Select softer furniture in rooms that are larger or have higher ceilings
  • Adorn attached walls with decorative acoustic panels and soundproofing tiles
  • Cover the floors with area rugs and stair and floor runners
A tan-and-white home staircase with a seafoam green accent wall and a tan and green artificial bouquet in a white vase at an end table at the base of the stairs

 

Make your staircase a statement piece

Some condos are fully on the first floor, but townhomes are known for having at least one set of stairs. Turn that staircase into a statement piece with these design tips:

  • Arrange a photo gallery on the wall adjacent to your staircase
  • Paint the wall(s) next to it an accent color
  • Stain the railing or the stairs themselves
  • Update nearby light fixtures

With our plethora of tips, you’re now equipped to make your condo or townhome the haven your potential buyers are looking for! If warm weather is on your side, make sure your backyard is also ready for guests with our backyard transformation guide.