Houseplants: The Secret Weapon of Home Staging
January 10th is Houseplant Appreciation Day, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate. You might be thinking… What’s so exciting about houseplants? Well, they can make all the difference when staging your home for sale. Here are some ways plant life can spruce up your space and make your home more attractive to potential buyers:
Plants create an inviting atmosphere.
Many of us decorate our front doors with seasonal wreaths. It’s a way of saying “welcome” to visitors and passers-by. The same idea applies to other areas of the home, too. A little greenery makes a space feel more cheery, warm, and tended to.
Houseplants bring life to a room… literally!
Indoor spaces can start to feel dull when they aren’t decorated thoughtfully. But adding a plant or two is an easy way to bring back that sense of vitality. Even fake plants can help with this, as long as they are realistic; just avoid ones that look outdated or obviously plastic.
Indoor plants are timeless, elegant, and neutral.
As far back as indoor decorating has existed, plants have been a part of it. Their appeal is pretty much universal. When chosen and maintained with care, houseplants are a great way to decorate to a wide range of tastes and styles.
Certain plants can enhance different styles of decor.
As explained above, most houseplants are neutral elements of a decor scheme. But you can also use distinctive plants to complement different design styles. If your home has a modern style of architecture, you could use a large-leafed Monstera to highlight that. Or, if you’re going for a more rustic feel, you might try some ivy. If you need some inspiration, try browsing Pinterest!
Having plants indoors helps with seasonal lulls.
When trees are bare and lawns turn brown, a little greenery in the home will go a long way towards distracting guests from the dullness outdoors. No matter what the weather’s like outside, houseplants are a little piece of nature that you can appreciate year-round.