The perfectly staged home has every detail covered, from the art books on the coffee table to the hanging plant in the bay window. But whether your home is professionally staged or not, the magic of lighting can work miracles in showcasing your home in a completely new perspective. Here are some ways to utilize lighting to show off your home’s best attributes and cast a spell on potential buyers:
Landscape lights. Whether solar powered or the traditional variety, these subtle lights can be used for a variety of reasons—from illuminating pathways to providing a glamorous, sophisticated look when tucked in among plants. Off-season, when flowers and foliage are sparse, these lights help give your yard a warm glow.
Floodlights. A great way to illuminate your driveway, patio or backyard, floodlights also offer an added security benefit, which is always a plus to potential buyers. The smart varieties even come with cameras so that you can keep an eye on your home remotely.
String lights. An instant atmospheric boost to porches, patios and decks, subtly hung string lights can also add an unexpected glow to your interior, as well. Small white lights adorning a large houseplant, for example, or draped around a bedroom curtain rod, will add extra warmth to the room.
Under cabinet lights. Kitchens are transformed when dimmable under-cabinet lighting is used to cast a glow. While it serves as task lighting while cooking, this hidden light source adds a dramatic effect to kitchens when used on its own. Varieties range from linear, self-contained or puck/disk lighting.
LED lighting. Use LED lighting to highlight specific areas of your home, such as works of art, unique stonework, a staircase, ornamental trees in your yard, or any special feature worthy of showing off. Not only will it put a spotlight on the subject at hand, the focused lighting will change the mood of the entire space.