Whether it’s big windows to let the sunlight flood in, knocked-down walls to create open-concept kitchens or wraparound decks to help people enjoy their home’s exterior, it seems like some of today’s most popular trends in home design have to do with creating the feeling of being outdoors.
We all want to be outside more, and fortunately, if done right, there are ways to make your indoors feel more like the outdoors.
One of the simplest and least expensive ways is to put plants in your home. Color alone adds a vibrancy that will blend in with virtually any room. Additionally, if you’re selling, a series of properly staged plants can really make your home attractive to prospective buyers and ensure a positive first impression.
Aside from landscaping (which is another topic in itself) two pots of flowers placed outside the main entrance can create a warm welcome. These outdoor plants are important because, as we have mentioned, they help create that crucial first impression. As any experienced realtor will attest, first impressions count for a lot when it comes down to deciding to make an offer.
You can do more with plants than set them on the floor or a shelf. With a little creativity, such as hanging plants off hooks from the ceiling or mounting planters on the wall, you can make a big impression on potential buyers.
Bathroom and kitchen
In the real estate world, the most popular rooms seem to be the bathroom and the kitchen. These are the sites of major remodels, often featuring expensive stone and truly artistic designs. While most people might not immediately think to put plants in these two rooms, a subtle touch of green can really work wonders in these rooms.
While the simple convenience and low price of artificial plants can make them a tempting option, you should avoid them — even real-looking silk plants! They’re more likely to remind people of doctor’s offices or sterile office buildings than a house they want to make their home.
Instead of artificial plants, choose a heartier breed like pothos, English ivy, peace lilies or ficus.
For more tips on how to properly stage your home, talk to a Coldwell Banker Hedges Realtor® today. They have the experience and expertise to help get you through the process successfully.