10 Best Tips to Proper Lighting When Staging Your Home!
More is More When Staging With Light
Proper lighting dramatically alters the look of any living space. Most homeowners don’t utilize enough lighting when staging a home. If your landscaping outdoors is heavy of trees and shade then your home will show dark and gloomy to potential buyers. Bring in the light with these 10 Tips to Proper Lighting When Staging Your Home! – learn the latest trends!
1.) Multipurpose Fixtures. They give both focused and diffused lighting. Utilize the 3 sources of light rule when traditional or virtual staging a vacant room. Create ambience with overhead lighting and two other sources like lamps. Wall sconces are clutter free and great for kids rooms!
2.) Adequate Lighting. Less is more when staging a home, but more is more! Try using multiple light sources like overhead lights, wall sconces, extra lighting for reading or can lighting for wall art.
3.) Going Green. The newest trend is energy-saving lighting. How about using dimmers? Place a 100 watt light bulb in your overhead fan or chandelier, dim it down 50% percent, and instantly save 50 percent on energy costs!
4.) Rustic is Hot. Industrial and barn lights, whether purchased second hand or a reproduced version, are a hot commodity in homes. Check out Lowe’s for recent reproduction styles.
5.) Add Texture. Capiz light fixtures made of pearlescent capiz shells are truly unique. The fixture adds light and creates visual interest in a room.
6.) Shade Swap. Remove the wimpy or ugly shade that came with a lamp purchase. Target has a vast selection of neutral lampshades that are perfect for quick and inexpensive room staging. Create contrast by using dark shaded lamps against light colored walls and vice versa when traditional or virtual staging a bedroom.
7.) Bigger is Better. Add oversize lamps when traditional or virtual staging a vacant living room or master bedroom. This new trend also works well in a traditional style home. Try mixing styles when decorating or staging. Make it your own living space!
8.) Edison Bulbs. Be artistic! Switch out regular style bulbs for a new stylish Edison filament bulb. These bulbs add drama and replicate the look of early 20th century bulbs. The bulb alone is a piece of art!
9.) Pendant Lighting. The ideal kitchen lighting. Hang pendant lights approximately 30 to 36 inches above your countertops. For a contemporary look, hang pendant lighting in a den or living room.
10.) Unexpected lighting. Add a table lamp on top of your kitchen countertop. A table lamp is surprisingly unexpected compared to a typical pendant or can lighting. It can also create warmth to the space and intimacy.
Transform your living spaces or your whole home by simply swapping out exisiting lighting for stylish fixtures. Instantly update your living spaces by implementing these inexpensive fixes when decorating or staging your home!
What Our Clients Say
“The unfurnished townhome we had listed had been on the market for 4 months until we decided to engage in virtual staging. I had the townhome professionally photographed and then had the photos virtually staged and they were so realistic. We had a binding contract within 2 weeks after posting the virtual photos!”
ERIC BROOKS, Realtor | Wydler Brooks Real Estate – Virginia
“My vacant property listing sat for about 3 weeks on the market and after posting the virtual photos by Virtually Staging Properties, I saw a 50% increase in buyer traffic and we got an offer just 1 day later. The buyer’s agent thought virtual staging was a great idea and was going to consider using it for their vacant listings.”
TARIQ THOMAS, Agent | Thomas Holding Group – Pennsylvania
“Our vacant property was listed for sale with no offers for over 90 days and after virtual staging of the photos took place, we instantly saw an increase in buyer traffic and got an offer in less than 4 weeks. The buyers liked the photos which helped them with decorating ideas for the home.”
JEANNIE THOMPSON, Agent | Long & Foster – Virginia
“I only post virtually staged photos by VSP for my vacant listings and it is an excellent service instead of having blank rooms for buyers to view online.”
MARTHA MAY, Realtor | Koenig & Strey – Illinois
“We received 2 offers in less than a week and a half. The property was listed with vacant photos for over 220 days on the market with no offers. Many buyers passed on the house but after posting the virtual photos, they changed their minds and we definitely saw an increase in buyer traffic!”