By now, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about proper home staging. Taking this into account can really make a huge difference when it comes to closing a sale quickly. However, home staging goes beyond just designing an inviting layout for the room. The effective use of lighting can highlight the areas of the home most likely to hook potential buyers.
Great lighting is not an easy thing to master and it may take some trial and error to get it right. Here are some tips to help you get started with your home.
1) Make Things Brighter
It’s not uncommon for people to use low voltage bulbs to provide softer light. This may seem more comfortable but you could lose some of the “wow” appeal that brighter lighting can provide. A team of professionals might use a 100 watt white compact fluorescent bulb to add more appealing light to the room.
2) Right Number of Lights for Every Room
You should ensure that you have enough light for each room that has been staged for buyers. Some rooms might be too big for a single 100 watt bulb to illuminate properly. Here’s a tip from the professionals— one 100 watt bulb for every 50 square feet of space within a given room.
3) Adjustable Lighting for the Study
Libraries and personal studies are rooms that aren’t meant to have a lot of bright lighting. People often choose to install adjustable lights and even some accent lighting for displayed pieces of art. But buyers could end up missing the full design of the room. Instead of accents, you should consider using track lighting that is positioned to show off the art. Adjustable lighting is also preferable so that the whole room can be illuminated if need be.
4) Add a Few Lamps
If you are in need of a cheaper way to add some lighting to a room, lamps could be an excellent solution. The layout of the room should help dictate what type of lamps would work best. A few well placed lamps will provide great lighting in a way that will surely grab a potential buyer’s attention.
These are just a few of the things that you’ll want to consider when trying to sell your home. The decor and the lighting need to compliment each other, otherwise your home could be on the market for a while. Just try not to go overboard with the personal home makeover if you are looking to sell.
We have seen many examples where sellers were able to secure a higher asking bid because of how well their home had been staged. Solid first impressions really make a whole world of difference in these situations. The right lighting can make a home come alive!