One of the concerns for home sellers when leaving their home on the market over the winter months is the lack of natural light in their Okanagan homes due to the constant inversion. There are however some easy fixes for these winter time home staging blues.
Winter Home Staging Tip #1 – Colour Accents: Brighten up your room from the inside with colour. A quick and easy idea is to add some cut flowers to your living space or some new bright and cheery throw pillows. It doesn’t have to be spring to enjoy some flowers and some fun colours inside.
Winter Home Staging Tip #2 – Colour Your Walls: Whether it be an accent wall in your main living area, or a smaller room that needs a punch, adding a brighter colour will be a great addition to your home in any season. Painting is an inexpensive do-it-yourself activity that can make a huge difference to the overall feel of your home.
Winter Home Staging Tip #3- Remove your screens: Getting rid of the mesh behind your windows brings in a much larger amount of natural light.
Winter Home Staging Tip #4 – Area Rugs: If you have area rugs over your hardwood floors, a quick fix is to remove those rugs in rooms where light is at a minimum. This will help the light that does come in reflect off the hardwood flooring and onto your walls.
Winter Home Staging Tip #5 – Light Bulbs: Beef up any dim light bulbs to a higher wattage. This may be the perfect time to switch to LED’s that come in bright colours than incandescent bulbs. The difference between warm white, a cool white and a daylight bulb is amazing. Try a few and see what works best for the different rooms in your home that need a boost.
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean it has to be dreary inside as well as out. Take advantage of trying a few of these tips for your home staging whether your home is on the market or not and brighten up your day!