Amplifying Your Dens, Studies, and Living Rooms

As working from home becomes more and more acceptable, there are certain rooms of your house that may have recently received a facelift: namely the den, living room, or formal study.

But if you don’t have the opportunity to work remotely, then these areas of the house might be the most neglected ones by far! When it comes time to sell the home, you’ll want to reorganize and amplify them in order to make them more attractive to your potential buyers.

If you aren’t sure how to go about sprucing up these spaces, don’t worry. Your real estate experts on the Michelle Clark Team are more than up to the task, and have plenty of quality tips to share!


Books, documents, office supplies: all of these things have a tendency to pile up whether you use your at-home office or not. It’s easy to forget about, or put to the side to “deal with later,” but when it comes time to show your house to interested buyers, all of that clutter can really put a damper on enthusiastic bids. Why? Because buyers like to see the home and picture themselves in it. They might be trying to mentally replace your belongings with their own, but everyone has his or her own stash of clutter. By removing yours, or getting it more organized, you can help clear out the cobwebs on a buyer’s vision of what the house could be once he or she is all settled in, therefore making an offer much more likely.


Clearing out the clutter doesn’t just mean throwing a bunch of things away – some of it you’ll want or need to keep. For the items you absolutely can’t get rid of, you’re going to need some sort of organizational system. And while it might seem counterintuitive to add things to a room before you move out, shelves can be a homeowner’s best friend before the sale of the home. Depending on the décor you’ve used in the room, you could also look into some separate storage cabinets or file folders to set up out of the common walkways. That shows potential buyers just how versatile the room is, as well as gives them an idea of how they might want to use it whenever they’re able to come in and make the space their own.

Buff and shine

Another thing that dens, living rooms, and studies tend to have in common is the type of furniture and accents you’ll find. Wood is a popular choice for anything from desks, bookcases, side tables, and cabinets. As such, you’ll want to make sure that it all looks clean and polished before you begin showing the house. Take a day, enlist the kids’ help, and get down to dusting, buffing and polishing everything you can reach until the entire room is ready for viewing.

Ready to put your house on the market? Contact the Michelle Clark Team with any questions you may have, and we’ll help you sell your home and move on to the next chapter