When you’re trying to sell your home, the bigger you can make it look, the better buyers will like it. For one thing, it will make them think they’re getting more square footage for their purchase dollar. With the right staging tactics, even a small home can be made to seem much larger. That’s why we’d like to share these staging secrets to make your property look more spacious in Martinsburg and Hagerstown.
The first of our staging secrets to make your property look more spacious in Martinsburg and Hagerstown doesn’t take a lot of effort, and you probably have most of what you need already – mirrors. Strategically placed mirrors will increase the reflected light in the rooms, making them brighter and thus giving the illusion of more space.
The best places for mirrors are across from windows and in dark hallways, and the placements are limited only by your creativeness. You can use large standing mirrors against a wall and/or a placement of smaller, framed mirrors arranged gallery style. And it doesn’t have to cost much, either. You can pick up good-looking mirrors at garage sales and thrift stores.
Another one of our light-increasing secrets to making your property look more spacious in Martinsburg and Hagerstown is simply to go curtain-less. Removing those dark, heavy drapes and curtains – and, of course, the light-impeding blinds – will let much more light in to make rooms brighter – with the result that they seem more spacious.
Of course, you don’t want to leave bare, unadorned windows. Every feature of your home needs some kind of eye-drawing detail or framing. So use a decorative valance at the top of windows or sheers for rooms with not much of a view.
Paint in Light, Neutral Tones
Again, because brighter rooms seem to be bigger rooms, you should re-paint walls in light neutral tones and hues. Besides brightening and making rooms seem more spacious, lighter neutral colors will also help achieve that blank-canvas effect so that prospective buyers can envision your house as their home. You want them to be able to imagine the rooms filled with their own belongs.
Downsize Your Bed
When it comes to bedrooms, a simple one of the staging secrets to making your property look more spacious in Martinsburg and Hagerstown is just to downsize your bed. A smaller bed will make the bedroom seem larger. So jettison that canopied king-sized bed for an open queen or full. More walking room around the bed gives the illusion of a more spacious room.
And don’t forget the other bedroom furniture. Large upholstered furniture and a huge entertainment center will make a bedroom feel crowded and seem much smaller. Better would be smaller furniture and no entertainment center.
Strategize in the Living Room
Now, with the bed-downsizing tip in mind, you would probably think a nearly empty living room would be the best option to make it seem more spacious. But you’d be wrong.
An empty living room gives potential buyers no point of reference so that they get an idea of whether their own furniture will fit. What you need to do instead is arrange the living-room furniture strategically. On entering a room, people generally scan it from left to right. So place the tallest piece in the far left corner with respect to the entry point and the other pieces in order of descending size from there. This way, viewers will have their reference point, and you will still have achieved the feel of a larger living room.
Bigger is usually better when it comes to selling a home. But even if you don’t have bigger, in reality, you can create the illusion of size with our staging secrets to make your property look more spacious in Martinsburg and Hagerstown.