Best Lighting for Staging a Home

Light is essential for setting up your home to be shown. The ultimate goal is for potential buyers to imagine themselves in the space, and proper lighting allows for the right ambiance and color palette to display in an appealing fashion as people walk through your home.

Here’s how to set up optimal lighting for staging your home:

Go by each room individually

Lighting will be different in each room. Turn on the lights and open the blinds in all of your rooms to see what you’re working with. Do this at night as well so you know how your home looks at all times of the day. Look out for any pockets of shadow. 

Make updates

It’s not just about the bulbs, but also the fixtures. If they’re not updated, they may be masking some of the light. Additionally, older bulbs aren’t as bright. Try newer LED bulbs instead.

Focus on colors

Different bulbs cast lights with different colored tints. This greatly impacts how a room looks. This is why you should use the Color Rendering Index (CRI). This scale rates the quality of light and how it affects the objects on which it casts light. Any bulb with a rating of 90 or higher is of high quality and will make objects look their best.

Install light

Now that you’re aware of where more light is needed, put it in. You always have the traditional options of fixtures, as well as table and floor lamps. Consider putting lights under the cabinets to highlight countertops and backsplash, as well as bright lighting on the vanity. 

Be deliberate with the color scheme

No matter how much light you have, if you decorate your home with dark decor, your home will still look dark. Make sure the color scheme in your home is on the lighter side. Mirrors will also help with reflecting light.

Remember the exterior

The outside of your home is also important. The more lighting outside, the safer people will perceive your home. On top of that, it will also make your home seem much more welcoming.

Source: Inman

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