Preparing to sell your home almost looks like designing a play stage. Everything should be in its rightful place with optimised lighting to give a good first impression. To invite the right buyer into your home, even just through magazine photos, you need to make it feel inviting, spacious, and warm by brightening it up. So if you’ve decided it’s about time you had a fresh start in a different place, here are some ideas to brighten your home for it to sell fast.
Windows say a lot about a home, both from inside and out. Cleaning them is the best way to maximise natural light entry to brighten up a room. This way, you allow enough sunlight into your home while making it look more appealing through the clean windows. To clean your windows, use cleaning products and rags or towels. You can make your products like a vinegar and water solution for cleaning, and be sure to wipe the windows in a circular motion to prevent unsightly streaks. To enhance the windows, use long, white sheer curtains to allow more natural light entry and make them stand out.
The more bulbs and lamps in your home, the brighter it will appear. For most of the rooms, it’s likely that they already have overhead lighting. Make them more appealing by using scones, chandeliers, pendants, or recessed lighting. All you need to do is determine how much lighting your home needs and add lamps or bulbs. If the existing ones aren’t quality, that is, they make your room appear dim by giving off a dark, yellow tint, replace them.
Use white LED bulbs to replace the darker ones and brighten your home, but keep in mind that natural lighting is more appealing to prospective buyers. Remember your exterior and install porch lights, floodlights, lanterns, and string lights to brighten it up at night.
Flooring plays a significant role in brightening your home as it makes it appear as one unit. If you have cracked or dull floors, consider cleaning, replacing chipped parts, or upgrading all of them with vinyl flooring. Remove the layered carpet and clean the floor to the last corner. Clean the rugs as well, and consider replacing them with newer and brighter ones to brighten your home.
Walls can instantly brighten or make a room dull. When you want your home to sell, it’s best to stick to neutral and light colours. Painting light colours work in rooms where there’s not much natural light coming in. Using darker colours might only make rooms appear darker. If your wall already has neutral paint like beige, a shade of grey, white, or “greige,” be sure to check if there are chipped or dirty patches and paint them or redo the entire house for enhanced curb appeal.
If you’ve already decided to move, you can make your house brighter to land a buyer as soon as possible. Boost the value of your property by freshly painting it, adding lighting, cleaning windows, or replacing flooring to make it more appealing to every buyer who visits your home.