Window treatments are often taken for granted when staging a home. But their purpose in home staging is huge because they play a large role on how a room will look and feel. Window treatments will give the feeling of being outdated, awkward and unappealing if they are not included in the home staging process.
So, to give your home its best look ever thus making an impression to home buyers, always include the window treatments on your home staging process. Now, here are the tips to properly stage your window treatments.
When to use or not to use curtains
Neutral curtains can make a window without a frame look more elegant and finished. While windows with beautiful, upscale trim are preferred not to have a curtain as long as there are no privacy issues that need to be concerned and the view outside the window is appealing.
Curtains enhances the look of a window, but do not forget that its main purpose is to block or obscure light. Always keep that in mind.
Letting the light get in
Remember that light is one of the vital ingredients in staging a home. Rooms with natural light are more appealing to buyers because it gives the welcoming feeling, warmth, happiness and makes a room look larger. While dark rooms feel less inviting and a lot smaller. If this is the case then we need to make sure that window treatments are allowing as much light to go inside the room as much as possible. As a tip, refrain from using heavy curtains because it drags down the space of a room.
Remove outdated treatments
Regardless if it has a sentimental value or for whatever reason, outdated or personalized should be removed to give a neutral look not only from your window but for the whole house itself. Outdated window treatments create a distraction from the whole staged home plus it makes hard for buyers to imagine themselves putting their own décor in its place. Outdated window treatments are a big drawback. They affect the entire look of the space.
It could help if you put new window treatments that are streamlined and current. It will give an updated look in an instant plus it will give a refreshing look to buyers.
Nothing beats good cleaning
It is a known fact that dust comes from windows. And in turn, this makes your window treatments the dust collector themselves. They get dirty and dusty overtime and let’s be honest, we do take them for granted when it comes to cleaning. Since that we are staging a home, its best to clean the whole house, and that includes your window treatments (curtains, blinds and shutters). Vacuum and wash them so that they can have the brand-new look. This will create a good impression to buyers.
Keep it neutral
This is one of the pillars of home staging, to make your home as neutral as possible. Keep the personalized look of your window treatments to yourself because a staged home needs to be appealing to the widest range of home buyers as much as possible. A home buyer should be imagining already on how they can put their décor of taste instead of thinking on how will it cost them to remove the existing window treatment once they move in.
Use them to enhance the look of the room
As we have mentioned, using heavy curtains can drag the space of a room. This means that window treatments can affect the perception of space in a room. If that is the case then it would be best to take time to consider the window treatment needed that would be most appealing in the space. For example, if the room has low ceiling then it’s preferred to hang the curtain rods higher than the window to give an impression that the ceiling is higher. Also, to complement a window that has unusual size or shape, it would be better if you can put a custom treatment for them to avoid an awkward look.
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