When it comes to selling your home, one of the best ways to get it sold fast, is to make it look great in photographs. Not only do great photos make your home seem more appealing to potential buyers, but it also sets it apart from the competition. Now more than ever, most people are looking for new homes by browsing photos online. This means that great photographs are key to catching the eye of a potential buyer and getting them one step closer to buying your home.
Good photography is key to making your home stand apart and home staging needs to be front and center in the marketing plan. A home that is free of clutter, and filled with desirable furniture and artwork, is going to help you sell your home faster, and for a better price. Here, our experts at Designer’s Mark share their top home staging tips to make your home look great in marketing photos.
1. Design Your Space For The Camera
When it comes to staging your home to sell it, it is always best to think about how the space looks through the camera lens first and foremost.
Luckily for most of us, we carry around a tiny camera in our handbags or pockets—our cell phones. Choosing the best designer pieces for your home is great but only if all the pieces work together. One way to make sure the pieces work together is to take a photo of the space and look out for any errors in lighting, cohesion of the furniture, color coordination, lighting, and symmetry.
At Designer’s Mark we pride ourselves on our home staging techniques, that are both on-trend and appeal to the masses through great online photographs.
2. Good Lighting Is Everything
One of the top selling points of any home is good lighting. This means that one of the most important home staging tips is that great photos need great lighting.
Without proper lighting, even the most wonderfully decorated room in your home won’t look as inviting as it could. The best photographs make use of natural lighting that enhances the space, and the furniture that’s in it. Sometimes when natural lighting is incorrectly used, it can create shadows throughout the room that block out important features and distort the shot. When this happens, it is often better to block out the indirect sunlight and make use of your interior lighting to help even out the lighting to get the perfect shot.
3. Go Easy On The Color Scheme
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then neutrals are an interior designers’ best friend. These colors include white, grey, black, brown, beige, cream, silver, and gold.
One of the best home staging tips for making your home look great in pictures is to go heavy on the neutrals and light on the colors. Colors are great when used with restraint, and one should always endeavor to use one color scheme per room. As soon as you start to bring more than one color into a room, your photographs can start to look messy and chaotic.
There are many benefits to staging your home before selling it, and an important thing to keep in mind, is that your home needs to appeal to other buyers and not necessarily be a reflection of your own style. If you want to add a pop of color to your photographs, try adding some plants and flowers into your shot.
4. Aim For Symmetry & Repetition
Symmetry and repetition can be extremely aesthetically pleasing, like beautiful architecture or the perfect rose. Using this as a part of your home staging technique can make your home seem very appealing in the marketing photographs.
In choosing the right designer furniture or decor accessories, it is important to consider how everything will come together and look as a whole. Having a keen eye for detail is key in making sure there is symmetry and repetition in the way your rooms are set up to appear great in photos.
5. Hire Staging Professionals
Various realtor research has found that at least 35% of home buyers are making bids online based on looking at photos alone.
Staging your home using a design team is a great first step in highlighting how wonderful your home space is, but it is just as important to be able to portray this brilliance in photographs. Realtor research shows that 81% of home buyers say that high quality photos have helped them visualize their future home. This means that hiring a professional photographer is an important way to make your home look great in pictures.
At Designer’s Mark, we make sure your home is given the attention it deserves to make it appear its absolute best in pictures. With 25 years of experience, you can feel confident that your home is in the best of hands with our design team. View the Designer’s Mark Gallery or give our Boca Raton showroom a visit today to see for yourself how we can stage your home to sell today.