Balance! I just had to show this photo of a recent house I staged. It was one of those houses that was on the market for a while previously and then they took it off the market, listed with another agent that I happened to work with so I got to get my hands on this one! I am often surprised by how people don't understand the importance of balance in their home. As you can see from this before and after of the fireplace, it really doesn't take much to make something look better just by adding symmetry to it! All we did here was swap out artwork that was on the other side of this fireplace and put some decorative items on the mantel that were more fitting for the space. I also removed the little statues that were at the bottom of the fireplace - this always just translates to clutter in photos. Much better don't you think?!