Did you know that the very first viewing of you home will be online? And did you know that lighting, texture, colour, and furniture placement, can make your property more appealing to potential buyers? I didn't. But time and time again it has proven to be correct. In this post I'll break down some terms used in home staging to help give you an idea of whats its all about.
The first term is lighting. How does lighting make a difference in home staging and how your property is viewed? Lighting plays a vital roll in home staging but is often over looked. What you want to see is, rooms with little to no natural light, have a minimum of a two bulb light sources/sources with maximum wattage. Also pendants are a fantastic addition to eating areas such as dinning rooms, or above kitchen islands. If you have a room with little natural light and no overhead fixture, the addition of ‘ambient’ lighting will do just fine. Table and floor lamps help give a room a light filled appearance.
The second term is texture. Texture is another aspect of home staging that is over looked. You can add texture with rugs, accent pillow, throws, wall hangings, or window coverings. Basically anything with fabric. Also adding decoration pieces is a good way to add texture. Pieces like wicker baskets or clay vases. There’s just something about natural fibres and materials that make homes more inviting.
The third term is pretty straight forward Colour. Having the right colours for your home can make it more appealing to potential buyers, even possibly putting it above the competition in any market. The right colour for your home doesn’t always mean white or neutral bland tones. Your colour pallet can speak to your homes style and personality.
Lastly, and most importantly, furniture placement. This is pretty self explanatory. There are some tips for placing furniture around your home to make it more appealing to buyers. In each room make sure you determine the rooms purpose as well as if the room has one or more focal points.
Focal Point- A feature that will attract attention and interest in a room.
Arranging furniture in each room to suit the needs of that room, will help create a mood and/or function for the space. Removing furniture that does not fit with the mood or function of the room is also key for staging.
A home stager has a knowledge and eye for helping clients when it comes to staging a home to sell. We are lucky to be collaborating with Innersense to help make your home show ready with ease. You can visit Innersensehome.com to learn more about what they do.