When it comes to selling a home, multiple factors can play into whether potential buyers connect with your property or not.
Everything from where the furniture sits to the air freshener you use can have a psychological impact on buyers, and lighting is a major point you need to think about as well.
The lighting of a space plays a huge role in not only how big it looks, but also makes a massive difference to the feel and atmosphere of your home.
Natural Light is Key
The amount of natural light your property receives depends on its location and the time of day when potential buyers come to visit.
But you should always try and encourage as much natural light as possible during a showing, as the soft, warming tones of natural light are a sure-fire way to make your home feel airy, fresh and inviting.
If you have furniture or other obstructions that usually restricts the entry of natural light, take the time to reposition things and create a more welcoming, breezy atmosphere for your home.
Use Floor Lamps in Darker Corners
Even if you’re showing your home in the middle of the day, there will still be some rooms that have those darker corners. And, in this case, it’s essential to illuminate the space with a quality floor lamp fully.
When buyers come to view a house, they want to see everything it has to offer, and that means making sure every room is fully lit and easy to take in with a quick glance. Even if they don’t know it on a conscious level, buyers will react negatively to dim, dark spaces and this can colour their whole view of the property.
Use Table Lamps to Create Atmosphere
When you’re showing your home to potential buyers, the key to enticing them is showing them how cosy and attractive the house could be if they were the residents.
And a great way to create some dynamic, inviting lighting is with the targeted use of table lamps. If, for example, there’s an office in the property, use a mixture of overhead and table lamp lighting to show just how the space looks when in use. On a subconscious level – and this is where a lot of house selling happens – the buyers will see the study and imagine themselves there.
Get lighting right, and it can play a significant role in helping you appeal to buyers and, ultimately, sell your home.
Created by Daniel Shakles on 3rd January, 2019