How to make your home look like it was professionally staged is something every homeowner can do on a budget.

Here are some friendly tips, advice and proven methods to make to make every home more loving.

Decluttering your home is an excellent way to make it as friendly as possible. If clutter is a problem, I thought you’d enjoy a few de-cluttering tips from the pros… they’ve come in handy for me and many homeowners over the years. Create appeal by maximizing the space and minimizing the clutter. It’s a good idea to start by going through any boxes, bins, piles of mail and any other eye-catching distractions.

Choose containers that are as practical as they are pretty to organize toys, kitchen utensils and other items that can’t be stored away.

Don’t forget to organize the hall closet, go through your old coats or the kids’ coats and see if there is anything that you can donate to your local non-profit charity in your community.

Great organization means taking away, as much as it means adding to or changing a room.

Create the illusion of space by rearranging the furniture. Try different combinations or remove and store pieces that make it feel crowded.

Arrange the furniture in living areas into intimate groupings that suggest entertaining and ideal conversational settings.

Add decorative pillows and slipcovers in warm neutral tones to hide flaws and make pieces blend.

Paint walls in inviting neutrals colors to cover flaws and freshen the up the room.

Add small luxurious touches to the bathroom and bedrooms. Think plush towels, fresh flowers, high-end bed linens and pretty bath soaps. Fragrant candles, plug-ins and home sprays can help but nothing smells better than clean.

With spring right around the corner don’t forget curb appeal- make the best impression.

Clean the windows, doors, and front entry. Don’t forget the shutters.

So hopefully you to can make your home look like it was professionally staged within your budget with some of these helpful tips.