15 Virtual Staging Before and After Photos That Will Amaze You

Selling a home can be a daunting task, but home staging can make a significant difference in the appeal and value of the property. By strategically arranging furniture, adding decor, and decluttering, a staged home can attract potential buyers and help them envision themselves living there.

However, real staging comes with its own set of challenges — it can be costly and time-consuming. That's where virtual staging comes in. With everything done digitally, it can be completed in under a day and only costs $24 per image. It allows you to showcase a space's potential without the need for physical furniture, making it a convenient solution for real estate listings.

In this article, we'll showcase 15 stunning before-and-after photos of homes that have been virtually staged to perfection. From cluttered living rooms to bland bedrooms, virtual staging proves that it can rival traditional staging with its ability to elevate any space. Get ready to be wowed by these incredible virtual staging makeovers!

  1. Transforming a Dim Space into a Lavishly Dark Bedroom
Virtual staging before and after transformation of a bedroom

It's no secret that clients generally lean towards bright and airy spaces compared to darker ones. Why? Well, the truth is, they often feel uncertain about how to approach and utilize those darker areas. When they see walls cloaked in darkness, they tend to get a bit stuck.

That's precisely why it's crucial for us to demonstrate how these spaces can be thoughtfully staged. By doing so, we help clients envision themselves in the space, rather than feeling overwhelmed by it.

Take this bedroom, for example. Through virtual staging, we aimed to highlight its unique strengths while working within the existing color palette. To truly make the space shine, we strategically introduced an accent color through artwork and throw pillows, seamlessly tying everything together.

  1. Transforming the Space to Accentuate its Natural Beauty
Virtual staging before and after transformation of a living room

So, you have a naturally stunning space and you might think there's no need for any additional work, right? 

Well, think again. Our team of expert 3D stagers knows better. They understand the importance of identifying the key selling features, such as those exquisite arched windows and vaulted ceilings. With that in mind, they carefully selected furniture that would perfectly complement the space without stealing the spotlight.

Moreover, the addition of elegant gold details adds a touch of refined luxury that elevates the overall ambiance. It's a striking transformation that truly showcases the beauty of the space while bringing a sense of elegance and opulence.

  1. From Cluttered to Chic: A Living Room Transformation
Virtual staging before and after transformation of a living room

When you're selling a home but still living in it, staging can seem like a tricky endeavor. We all know that staged homes sell faster and at higher prices, but what do you do when removing your furniture isn't an option? That's where the magic of virtual staging comes in.

With virtual staging, you can transform a cluttered and mismatched living room into a stylish, cohesive, and neutral space without needing to move a single piece of furniture. All of the clutter and furniture were digitally removed, leaving behind a clean slate for the virtual staging team to work their magic.

Our expert stagers even fixed some of the furniture layout issues that are visible in the original image, resulting in a more cohesive space. With these improvements, potential buyers will find it much simpler to envision themselves living in this space compared to just seeing the before photo. 

  1. Turning a Blank Canvas into a Child’s Fairytale
Virtual staging before and after transformation of a children's bedroom in a Scandinavian style of interior design

If you've ever wondered how to turn a lackluster space into something magical, this is the makeover for you. This empty and uninspired room underwent a stunning transformation into a charming children's bedroom. The main feature of the room was the addition of a stylish and practical bunk bed that provided plenty of space for the children to sleep and play.

To create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, the virtual staging team selected a soft color palette that included light shades of blue, gray, and white. This color combination not only created a calming ambiance but also made the room appear more spacious and airy.

To add a touch of whimsy to the room, the team added playful decor, such as cute colorful toys, a comfy lazy bag with some fun throw pillows, and decorative wall art.

The Scandinavian-inspired design, with its focus on simplicity, functionality, and natural materials, provided the perfect backdrop for a snug and inviting space that the children would love to spend time in.

  1. Revitalizing a Bedroom: From Forgettable to Coastal Masterpiece
Virtual staging before and after photos of a master bedroom in a coastal style of interior design

Imagine stepping into a coastal oasis right in the heart of your own home. Well that’s exactly what our team of expert 3D stagers achieved by transforming this empty and forgettable bedroom space into a dream sanctuary.

The coastal design was emphasized by a neutral color palette that included shades of white, beige, and light blue. The use of these calming colors created a serene and tranquil ambiance, evocative of the nearby ocean and beach. The natural materials, such as the wooden nightstands and woven bed frame, added warmth to the space and a connection to nature.

The original image appeared dark and of low quality. We fixed this in our post-edit, further enhancing the transformation by color-correcting and brightening the original image, resulting in a high-quality and stunning final result.

  1. Converting an Empty Space into a Super Cool Basement Hangout Spot
Virtual staging before and after image of a basement hangout spot with a bar and a pool table

Furnishing large spaces like a basement can be a daunting task. The sheer potential is enormous, but finding the right way to organize the area, creating separate hubs for entertainment, is no easy feat. Many potential buyers might feel intimidated by the prospect.

By using virtual staging, potential buyers can see the full potential of the basement, overcoming any initial worries they might have had about organizing such a vast space. Our team designed the space with multiple areas for entertainment, including a sitting area with a TV, a pool table, and a bar area, making it the perfect place to relax and have fun.

To create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, they chose a color scheme that combined shades of white, gray, and brown, adding a touch of sophistication to the space. The sitting area was designed with comfortable seating and a large TV, perfect for movie nights or catching up on your favorite TV shows. 

Overall, the virtual staging team's choice of colors, furnishings, and decor created a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The final result was a stunning space that any family would be proud to call their own.

  1. A Breathtaking Coastal Before and After Transformation
virtual staging before and after images of a beach house living room

In a space as stunning as this, our talented designers had one essential task: to ensure that their work complements the beauty that already exists. And boy, did the virtual staging team deliver! They skillfully crafted a living space that flawlessly captures the essence of beachfront living, infusing the room with a truly serene and relaxed atmosphere.

The main feature of the room was the floor-to-ceiling windows that provided a stunning view of the ocean. To complement the natural beauty of the surroundings, the virtual staging team chose a color palette that included shades of blue, white, and beige. These calming colors created a serene and tranquil atmosphere, perfect for relaxing and unwinding.

The coastal design was emphasized by the use of natural materials, such as wood and woven textures. The virtual staging team added a stylish sectional sofa that was both comfortable and visually appealing, and a matching coffee table/ottoman that provided the perfect place to rest drinks and snacks.

The team also added some decorative touches, such as beach-inspired artwork and a few decorative pillows with coastal patterns. These small additions helped to tie the entire room together and create a cohesive look and feel.

  1. Elevating the Exterior: From Lackluster to Jaw-dropping
before and after images of a home's exterior

This home’s curb appeal certainly got a major upgrade. While the image didn't require virtual staging, we still managed to make it stand out and shine.

Our team made a few subtle yet impactful changes to enhance the original image. Firstly, they swapped out the skyline with something more dramatic and, dare I say, even romantic. Imagine a twilight setting that instantly grabs attention on online listings – that's exactly what we aimed for. After all, the more eyes you attract, the higher your chances of getting interested buyers through the door.

The second change is a bit more substantial, but absolutely necessary. We all know that dried-out and patchy grass can be a major turn-off for potential buyers. It's easy for them to scroll by the property and dismiss it without taking the time to imagine its true potential.

Replacing it with a well-maintained and manicured lawn ensures that the prospective buyers aren’t put off by something that’s essentially a cosmetic, easily-resolvable, change. First impressions matter, and a vibrant lawn can significantly enhance the overall appeal of a property.

  1. Creating a Functional Living and Dining Area
virtual staging before and after transformation of an open space living and dining area

This is a perfect example of how having random furniture pieces in an otherwise empty space can make the property seem unappealing. And that’s not the effect we want to achieve. 

First, our team digitally removed the outdated workstation using our furniture removal services. This was an absolutely necessary step, as there was no staging around it — not if we wanted to create a cohesive and inviting space.

The 3D stagers expertly selected furniture pieces that not only enhance the space but also define distinct areas within the home. It's all about finding that perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics. 

  1. Converting a Niche Area into a Versatile Game Room
Virtual staging before and after transformation of a basement game room

Occasionally, you come across a space that caters to a very specific niche. I mean, let's be honest, not many prospective buyers would be thrilled about a large-scale model train set occupying their basement area. That's where our expertise comes in. To broaden its appeal to a wider audience, we digitally removed the train set and transformed the space into a perfect basement game room.

Our 3D stagers managed to create the ultimate hangout room for the entire family. Whether you're a fan of chess, poker, or fussball, or even if you simply want to enjoy a cozy movie night with your loved ones, this game room has got you covered. 

  1. Creating a Calm Coastal Oasis from a Colorless Nightmare
Virtual staging before and after transformation of a master bedroom in a coastal style of interior design

Is there such a thing as too much beige? 

Well, this master bedroom certainly proves that there is. While it's undeniably a beautiful and spacious room, the furniture and color palette chosen do little to accentuate its true potential. We often recommend neutrals, but in this case, it's taking it to the extreme – everything blends into a monotonous sea of beige, from the duvet and pillows to the artwork, lamps, walls, and carpet.

Now, let's take a look at the after photo. Notice how a cohesive color theme doesn't have to be synonymous with dullness. In fact, this coastal-inspired color palette brings a sense of tranquility and relaxation to the space – the very essence one desires in a bedroom. By introducing subtle yet refreshing shades, our expert team managed to breathe new life into the room. 

  1. Turning a Dreary Basement into an Inviting Family Space
Virtual staging before and after transformation of a gloomy basement space into a family hangout area

It's not uncommon for homes to have amazing features, but they can go unnoticed if we don't know how to showcase them effectively. 

Let's consider this basement space as an example. It's fully functional and serves as an ideal hangout spot, but can you tell that just by looking at the before photo? Probably not. With just a lone armchair, a heater, and a TV, the space appears rather sad and uninviting, lacking that warm and welcoming touch.

Now, let's shift our attention to the after photo of the virtually staged space. Do you see the difference?

The once dreary basement has been transformed into a cozy family room that exudes comfort and invites everyone to spend quality time together. The virtual staging has elevated the space, adding furniture and decor that reflect a welcoming atmosphere.

  1. Transforming a Gloomy Space into a Modern Farmhouse Paradise
Virtual staging before and after transformation of a living room in a modern farmhouse style of interior design

This virtual staging before-and-after transformation serves as an excellent example of how to bring brightness to a space. In the before photo, we see a sparsely furnished living room that leaves much to be desired. To make matters worse, the furniture is outdated and dark, creating a gloomy atmosphere throughout the space.

Now, let's shift our focus to the after photo, where the magic of virtual staging truly shines. The space receives a modern farmhouse makeover, instantly enhancing its appeal for any family in search of the perfect space. 

In addition, our team took steps to enhance the image quality, addressing any blurriness or haziness that was present. Through skillful editing, we were able to sharpen the image, resulting in a clearer and more visually appealing final product.

It's amazing how a simple transformation can completely uplift the mood of a space and make it more appealing to potential buyers.

  1. Built-ins Transformed: Before and After the Remarkable Makeover
Virtual staging before and after transformation of a living room with built-in shelves

It's quite common for properties to have built-in furniture pieces, such as the wall shelf in this living room. Some realtors might assume that virtual staging services cannot seamlessly incorporate with existing furniture. 

However, that couldn't be further from the truth. Take a look at the after photo and ask yourself, if you didn't know that these shelves were virtually staged, would you be able to tell?

The virtual staging in this case is executed so flawlessly that it seamlessly integrates with the existing built-in wall shelf. The furniture and decor fit in so naturally that it's hard to distinguish between what was physically present and what was digitally added. It's a true testament to the capabilities of virtual staging services in enhancing a space's aesthetics and making it more appealing to potential buyers.

  1. Sky-rise Condo Before and After Transformation
Virtual staging before and after transformation of a living room of a downtown condo

This is an absolutely gorgeous skyrise condo apartment — the only problem — the furniture does not measure up to the space's stunning potential. Luckily, our team was able to digitally remove the lackluster furniture pieces, and replace them with something that fits much better the overall vibe. 

The new furniture now effortlessly enhances the space, creating a harmonious and captivating atmosphere that perfectly aligns with the apartment's grandeur. It's a prime example of how the right furniture can truly elevate a space and make it shine.

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As demonstrated in these virtual staging examples, revealing a property's true potential doesn't have to be costly or challenging. 

We humans are visual creatures. Therefore, it's crucial to assist our clients in envisioning the possibilities of a space, minimizing any distractions caused by insignificant details.

Virtual staging offers the ideal solution in this regard, providing clients with a visualization of how a space could look while still allowing them to see the vacant space as it truly is. 

If you still have doubts about what virtual staging can do for you, contact us at (206) 350-7201 or email us at hello@virtualstaging.com.

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