When preparing to put a home on the market, window treatments are a feature that often gets overlooked. However, this can be a major mistake for sellers, especially since most homebuyers enjoy a home that features plenty of natural light. Although you can’t exactly do anything about the architectural aspects of your home, you can incorporate window treatments that help maximize the amount of natural light your space has to offer. Blinds, shades, curtains, and even shutters can be great options for styling your home when staging your property.
If you have made the decision to sell your house, you’ll want to give your home its best opportunity to attract buyers. We’ve highlighted a few things to consider when deciding which window treatments to select for staging your home to be placed on the market.
When to use curtains
Curtains can be a great options for covering your windows, especially in cases where the windows lack framing. Select a neutral option that adds an element of sophistication to the space, but still appeals to a wide range of buyers. Doing so will help a room feel more complete and give the space a fresh, modern look.
However, if your windows already feature beautiful trimming, curtains may not be necessary at all. This is especially true if the window has an attractive view.
Embrace Natural Light
More and more homebuyers are looking to purchase homes that feature plenty of natural light. This means that heavier curtains may not be the best option for a particular space because it can make a room appear too dark.
When staging your home for sale, it is important to let in as much light as possible to brighten up the space and make your home feel more welcoming. You can do this by using window coverings that are easy to open and let in the most amount of natural light possible.
When to Let Go of Those Old Window Treatments
When staging your home for sale, it’s important to ensure that your home is staged with décor that appeals to the most buyers possible. Décor that is outdated or features too much of your own personal style can be a major turn off, as it makes it much harder for homebuyers to imagine how their own décor will work within the space.
Be sure to get rid of unattractive window coverings, and replace them with more modern, stylish options. Doing so will instantly freshen up your space and make it more alluring to potential homebuyers.
Clean your window treatments before showing your home
While beautiful to look at, window treatments require regular maintenance, as they tend to collect a lot of dust from your home. Before showing your property off to potential buyers, be sure to give your curtains, blinds, and shutters a thorough cleaning. Remember, you only get one chance to make a great first impression with a buyer.
Window treatments are for buyers, not for you
While you may have developed a personal attachment to your home, this should not be reflected in your décor once your home is placed on the market. Make sure your window treatment selections are as neutral as possible to ensure that you appeal to many buyers. While it can be a lot of fun to add your own flair to a space, you should ensure your investment is something a homebuyer will want to keep. A space that reflects too much of a homeowner’s personal tastes leaves potential buyers worrying about the cost to replace these features after they’ve moved in. If you’re not careful, this can end up being a deal breaker for a lot of buyers.
For more advice on staging window treatments for your home, give The Blinds Side a call today for your free consultation: (410) 220-5596.