I staged our living room with what we already owned. I added a few touches that I purchased at HomeSense. I staged the ladder shelf, hid the toys and added some throw pillows. I plan to keep fresh flowers in the living room to help brighten the space. (Shortly after these photos were taken, Miss. E tore my pretty tulips apart! I usually move them up on a counter while she is playing so she can't get them. I will have to make sure I do that in the future...)
I looked for ideas on Pinterest for staging the ladder shelf. After I had my inspiration, I brought out the items that I owned and knew would work. I purchased the few things I needed to make the shelf complete. I am quite pleased with how it all turned out.
Never underestimate the power of clean and tidy. If your house is dirty, people will be grossed out. If your house is cluttered, people have a difficult time looking past your belongings and imagining themselves in your home.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my living room!