My best advice when staging your home is to hire a professional (who is not a friend) to help you. Pay them for their time. Get honest unbiased advice. Here's why.
There is good staging. There is bad staging. I mean, like really bad staging. In an industry with no regulations, no standardized accreditation system, and tons of “hobbyist professionals”, one gets what one pays for. The problem here is if an inexperienced home stager will actually stop your house from selling.
By having each and every thing in one room be all one color, you are proverbially painting yourself into a corner (pun intended). You would, for all intents and purposes, force your future self to stay with that one color forever, with your only way out involving a large investment in time, money, and energy.
So you've decided you want to sell your home. The first thing you did was create a monster list of items you always wanted to do to your house but never got a chance to. The truth of the matter is you are going to need professional help on this one. Here are some recommendations on how to go about completing this task.