Real estate agents are often asked to present the less-than-desirable in the best possible light. The result of this effort can be strange home decor photos—photos where furniture seems out of place or the subject matter of the photograph just doesn’t seem right. Here are seven examples of misplaced, mismatched and ill-fitting furniture and odd decor choices that were used to stage a home for sale. We are positive that the final result of these MLS listing photos was a simple: No deal!
1. Dressing up the basement
Clearly, this tiny table and chairs look very out of place in a basement. Very, very out of place.
2. Artistic shot of a wheelchair
Not sure what the listing agent was thinking when he or she uploaded this photo of a wheelchair in front of an old, wooden window.
3. Oversized kitchen island
While this family may have enjoyed the eat-in comfort of this kitchen island, the listing photo makes the island appear to be too large for the room. Of course, it doesn’t help that the homeowners opted to pose for the photo.
4. Now, where’s Rudolph?
Looks like Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen are all here, but where’s Rudolph? There’s nothing wrong with a hobby, but when it comes time to sell you might want to deer-personalize.
5. Pretty as a peacock?
That’s one tight-fitting bed space. The peacock-inspired wallpaper certainly doesn’t help.
6. The perfect view
It appears this homeowner didn’t quite know where to put those extra chairs. The result is a bedside view that makes the room look cramped and leaving would-be buyers uneasy.
7. Cosy reading nook
While it’s always a good idea to list a house with furniture—as this helps prospective buyers imagine the space—this use of a tiny couch and table gives the impression of a not-so-impressive living room space.
Remember, the fastest way to sell your house is to post flattering photographs of your home, using furniture and features that fit the room’s use.