Worst Home Staging Photo Winner

March 26th, 2011 · 10 Comments

The Best Worst Home Staging Photo:  ARMOR ALL

Our big winner of the Worst Home Staging Real Estate Photo contest is in a class all on its own.  It dominated every round of voting, eventually winning in the final round with 59% of the votes.

The voters and potential buyers recognize that a cluttered room and a poorly lit room create a negative image of the entire home.  Your eyes can’t focus on the main features of the home.  There is a fireplace hidden in the clutter.  Buyers can’t see the size of the room and can’t imagine their furniture in the room.  Most buyers will create an image in their minds about the seller too.  This is a case where it would look better completely empty.


Thanks, everyone, for voting!

Tags: Clutter · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Worst Of

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jayne // Mar 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    This room reminds me of the movie psycho for some reason.

  • 2 felixthecat // Mar 27, 2011 at 4:03 am

    I must be sick- I think that this room looks rather cool.

  • 3 Joeygoat // Mar 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    What features? Showing they have walls in which to contain all that mess.

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  • 5 Lucy // Aug 2, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I agree with Felix. This room is rather cool, probably inhabited by Dracula. I really like the lights, rug and the fireplace.

  • 6 Annie // Jan 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Is this Dracula’s castle? Why does everything look gray? Is it the lighting? Weird!

  • 7 Ending "ugly room syndrome". Permanently. // Jul 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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  • 8 Pate // Sep 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    It’s a Goth cave.

  • 9 Leaver // Dec 4, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    It’s honestly so ugly it’s cute! I like the vintage attic feeling. I would have picked one of the drab 00’s McMansions before I picked this.

  • 10 Bilgemaster Bill // Sep 12, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Coming along just a bit belated to say that I’m totally with felixthecat. That chair would be just the spot to curl up with a good old musty leatherbound book. For you snowflakes, I guess that’s like a Kindle with skin. Hell, there’s even a biplane suspended from the ceiling. Where do I sign?

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