As you’re preparing to sell your home, it will be important for you to stage your house for photos and viewings. The way your home is decorated can really make a big difference in how well it attracts potential buyers, and how they’ll feel as they’re touring the house. When you’ve been living in one spot for a while, it can be hard to step back and figure out what the best house staging ideas are. For example, if you’re not much of a green thumb, then it may not have occurred to you to use plants for staging a house. However, plants are a great way to make your home seem more appealing to buyers.
Why Plant Staging Can Help Sell Your Home
Having plants in your home is beneficial on its own for many reasons. They help purify the air in your home and can make the space more pleasant for you to live in. However, there are also a few different reasons for you to consider using plants as part of your home’s staging:
- First impressions — Having plants in your home, especially in your entryway, can go a long way towards making your home feel more welcoming and giving potential buyers a good first impression.
- Bring the outside in — Many people appreciate being close to nature, and having indoor plants can provide that experience to buyers. You can go further and even complement or enhance landscaping outside your home with the plants you put inside.
- Prevent the staged look — Staged homes can sometimes end up looking fake or like they’re not really lived in. This can end up turning people off. Having plants as part of the staging can help prevent this from happening as they’ll give the impression that someone is there to take care of them.
What Kind of Plants Should You Stage?
When considering the types of plants you should actually stage around your home, always keep the plants’ needs in mind. There are plenty of beautiful plants to choose from, but you should always make sure to understand what the plant needs for lighting and temperature before placing them in your home. Even if you think a plant will be the perfect fit for that perfect spot in your home, it’ll be counterproductive if the plant were to die. If you’re the kind of person that has trouble keeping plants alive, then succulents would be a great option for your home. They’re easy to keep alive, and they’ll look nice anywhere in your home.
Overall, you should aim for a variety of plants. Having too many of one plant would just be bland and underwhelming. You should also try and stick to more neutral plants with a few colourful or flowery plants as highlights. While it may seem appealing at first to place many flowery and colourful plants everywhere, that would end up being distracting to people trying to view your home.
Where to Stage Your Plants for Maximum Effect
In general, you’ll want to place plants in spaces that seem bare or empty. These spaces are often made when homeowners have gotten rid of their personal effects that have been taking up space on shelves and tables. Small plants are a great way to fill those gaps in your home. As mentioned previously, it’s also great to have a couple of plants in your entryway to help create that positive first impression for buyers. If you’d like to place a tall standing plant in your house, the best place for that would be in a room with a tall ceiling. It’ll fit well in the space, but it will also accentuate the height of the room by directing buyers’ eyes upwards.
If you’re running out of plant staging ideas, you can always get some help. As an expert in home staging, a realtor would be able to give an experienced second opinion and provide many more suggestions about how to make your home look appealing to buyers.
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