Monday, February 4, 2013

Top Five Accessories You Need to Buy for DIY Staging - #3

This is the third installment of 5 on DIY staging.

#3.  Organic Elements

Organic: of living things; relating to, derived from or characteristic of nature.

We are part of nature and therefore are attracted to and feel most comfortable surrounded around natural, organic elements.
Amazing Nature
This post is on some of my favorite organic elements I use for staging homes for sale.

Live flora and fauna:  Live plants lend life and vitality to a room.  Live plants must be lush and healthy.  There is no room for scraggly-yellowed-leaved-shedding-one-sided-Betty's.  Add live plants and your rooms will be infused with great energy!

Perhaps you remember I always use fresh Granny Smith apples when staging.

Oranges, lemons, and limes look great displayed.  Fresh herbs (Rosemary, Chives, Parsley-my favs) and add ambiance in kitchens.  Kitchens have too many cold, reflective surfaces.  Organic elements add warmth.

Of course, fresh flowers are always a welcomed addition to any room.
Martha Stewart

Nature's art:  Use seashells in bowls, coral, cones, nuts and gourdes in baskets, river rock on trays with candles, hurricane vases with dried lentils, beans, peas, coffee beans.
My Heart's Desire

Handmade: Handmade objects carry the love and attention to detail from the artisan that created them. Displaying textural woven textiles (pillows, throws, placemats, rugs), handmade pottery, iron work, soaps, and candles heighten appeal.

I love the knit pillows on this bed.  See how they change the look of the bed and make if feel more sumptuous?
Jeff Lewis Designs
I adore organics!  Nature is all around us.  Bring a bit of nature into your house and instant appeal for buyers!




  1. I love the green in the white kitchen! These are wonderful ideas Linda. I think it's so important to bring natural elements inside.

    Enjoy your day!

    1. Thanks so much Leslie. I know you appreciate natural elements.

  2. Nothing is better for outstanding showing a home are fresh cut flowers!

    1. Fresh flowers are my passion--unfortunately they are pricey compared to a bag of apples or a plant. Flowers will always be my preference!

  3. I love that green pillow in your last true that this kind of "life" should always be included..anywhere and everywhere!

    1. You are so right, Gina! We are trying to sell the dream life.

  4. Everything looks better with a little comes alive!

    1. Love you 'Unknown' for weighing in. Thank you so very much. Everything goes with green and come alive! Thanks for your comment.