"Prepping" rather than staging.
Generally I feel that the need for "staging" is a bit overstated. I think cleaning and decluttering are an important part of preparing a house for sale, but the decorating aspect of staging, when it involves things such as inexpensive impersonal prints for the walls and stuff--I don't go for that so much.
This has been reinforced by a couple post-staging experiences I have been through: a client's new purchase that was riddled with nail holes and had some pretty sloppy painting (try roller marks so heavy they had to be sanded).
Then the house I bought was completely staged by painting it top to bottom a beige color (walls and woodwork) and installing a khaki wall to wall carpet that did not quite go with the wall and trim colors (pinkish vs yellowish undertones). I had to paint a fair amount to rent it out anyway, and the renters also hated the carpet. I could only point out that it was so new that the excess was still stored in the closets and as such it was not being replaced. That house may have needed to be staged to show, but it was not done in a way I would have done it.
So, I may be helping to prep a house for the market. There is old carpet throughout, not in bad shape but in a couple of rather specific colors. There are no hardwood floors.
The walls are in extremely good shape because artwork was never juggled around, but there are some wallpapers that won't show well.
Actually much of the lighting is being updated, but for the opposite reason this is usually done. There is some very good lighting in this house, that is worth taking out and selling separately or that the owners want to take, so inexpensive simple fixtures are being put up (probably what a typical new buyer would put up anyway).
There is also furniture that the owners may auction off or divest themselves of prior to moving, (as in while the house is on the market). I was going to tell them to leave the old mattresses on their frames (covered in clean sheets or spreads)in the rooms where the furniture was to be removed to show that the rooms could carry a queen and paired twins or a king.
So my thought is take out the wallpaper that needs to go, take out the fixtures that are going, take out the carpet that is very specific, and fill nail holes and do a tinted primer and leave the floors completely bare (basically a very solid subfloor) and essentially leave a number of the rooms in stripped, empty, but prepped condition. They would not recoup a nickel by installing hardwoods or things like that, and this is not a "prefinished floor" project. This house deserves laid and finished in place floors, generally.
This seems to make more sense to me than trying to make certain rooms look lived in and throwing down cheap beige carpet throughout the entire house.