Spotlight on Real Estate Photography
The Big Stuff
When a potential buyer looks at your home online, you want there to be enough furniture in a room to tell them what room they are viewing, but you don't need much more than that. Here are the pieces a room needs:
Living Areas - Sofa or couch, 1 or 2 chairs, a coffee table or ottoman, a couple of tables for task lighting and if it is a den or theater, an entertainment center
Dining Areas - Table, a comfortable number of chairs around it, and perhaps a hutch or buffet
Bedrooms - a bed, bunk bed or twin beds, bedside tables with task lighting, wardrobe or dresser, and perhaps some seating with a table
That's all the furniture you will need to identify the rooms. Certainly you will have other furnishings in the room, but carefully consider each one and the message it may carry.
The Fine Line