The New York Times Magazine has a great article about staging a home today. Eventhough the article is about staging for selling purpose, there are some great tips that you can pick up for your daily life as well...
1) Start with a white sofa and go from there, as you can change the look quickly by changing the pillows.
2) Have a story, or a theme, and build from there.
3) Do and reedo until it's right.
4) Avoid matchy matchy.
5) Build characters and personality by adding pieces that reflect your lifestyles.
To read this article and watch the video, click here.
Image source: NY Times