Home staging lighting is one of the main criteria which often needs adjusting in any property that is being aesthetically enhanced for sale. Lighting is a crucial part of every home décor and the style, intensity, functionality and diversity of lighting options will make a huge impact on buyers who come to view the home. Disappointing buyers due to lighting concerns is a real shame, since correcting poor illumination issues in any home is one of the fastest and easiest fixes in the entire property staging arsenal.
This resource section covers interior and exterior lighting fixes and prepares sellers to delight prospective buyers with a perfectly illuminated house or apartment.
Home Staging Lighting Problems
Most lighting issues can be fixed quickly and easily, once some thought is put into discovering why a problem exists. Generally, most home interiors are too dark, which gives buyers a negative feeling while touring the residence. Many rooms stifle natural lighting with overly heavy and dark window treatments, which are fine for privacy, but a real liability for saleable property.
Additionally, the majority of home owners only utilize light in their homes for functionality, not aesthetic appeal. There is little or no attention given to the idea of mood lighting or a diversity of illumination types and sources.
Read more about creative and effective ways of home staging interior lighting.
Here are some of my personal favorite solutions for lighting concerns inside and outside the home:
Make sure to turn on all the lights in the home when prospective buyers come to tour the property. Likewise, be sure windows are exposed, allowing for maximum natural light to enter the space.
Do not forget to turn on all exterior lighting, if it is afternoon or later, to provide buyers with a feeling of nighttime functionality and security.
Outdoor lighting is the most neglected aspects of exterior staging. Quality outdoor illumination provides enhanced curb appeal and improves home security.
Purchase interior lighting fixtures to suit a variety of needs in the home. Lighting is cheap, easy to use and can really change the look, feel and flow of a room.
Use direct overhead lighting, but also supplement this foundation with table and floor lamps, using both direct and indirect methods of illumination.
Concentrate lighting on areas which should be particularly bright, such as the bathroom, kitchen and dining room. However, do not neglect bedrooms and living rooms, which are traditionally the 2 rooms which gather the most “too dark” complaints from buyers.
Revise window treatments to allow more natural light to enter the room and provide a nicer view. Cut back trees and shrubs outside which may limit light penetration into the home. Also, do not block windows literally, or symbolically, by placing large, high and heavy furniture items nearby.
Install dimmers for an instant mood lighting effect. A pleasant lighting atmosphere helps buyers to connect emotionally with your home.
Home Staging Lighting Help
Lighting is an ideal DIY home staging project. It is easy to do, since it is nearly impossible to overdo lighting inside the home. Remember to tour your home objectively and look at it as if you have never seen it before. Remove your personal preferences and judge the illumination inside the home as a potential buyer would. Is it too dark? Is the lighting too direct? Make corrections as you go, to appease the property wishes of the hordes of buyers who will see the home after your staging is complete.
To learn more techniques which work well to adjust and correct the lighting balance inside and outside of your home, speak to a qualified home stager or research your options for performing DIY staging today.