3 Tips for Using Plants in Home Staging

3 Tips for Using Plants in Home Staging When You Sell a Home in Tampa Bay

Check out these three tips that help you incorporate plants into your home staging efforts – they can help you sell your home faster and for more money.

If you’re selling a home in Tampa Bay, your REALTOR® will most likely talk to you a little bit about home staging – and one way to add style to your home (and make it more appealing to prospective buyers) is to use plants. This guide explains how to use plants in home staging for the best effect.

3 Tips for Using Plants in Home Staging

When you’re selling your home, plants can make it look more inviting and more attractive to prospective buyers. However, you have to be careful about the plants you choose, where you place them, and even the containers you use. Check out these three tips for using plants in home staging before you head to the greenhouse:

  1. Pick user-friendly plants
  2. Add plants to spaces you want buyers to notice
  3. Don’t pick show-stopping pots

Here’s a closer look at each.

Tip #1 for Using Plants in Home Staging: Pick User-Friendly Plants

The last thing you want buyers to see is a half-dead plant, so that means you should choose plants that are easy to maintain, even if you’re not particularly skilled in the gardening department. Ideally, you’ll find plants that are tough to kill, require very little water and sunlight, and still look great with minimal care. Although buyers know that you’ll be taking the plants with you when you move out, these types of plants contribute to the “easy living” look you’re trying to convey when your home is on the market.

Additionally, you should use plants that aren’t known for producing allergens. You don’t want to cause a reaction for a prospective buyer; though it would make your home unforgettable, an allergic reaction certainly lowers the chance that that particular buyer will make an offer.

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Tip #2 for Using Plants in Home Staging: Put Plants in Areas You Want Buyers to Notice

You can use plants to draw attention to specific areas in your home. For example, a tall, standing plant will look great in an unused corner. It pulls double duty there, showing buyers that your room is very spacious and providing a fresh, comforting look that buyers love. A beautiful, flowering plant on your fireplace mantel gets buyers to look at the fireplace, and a leafy green potted plant draws attention to the fact that your patio is a great place to spend time entertaining or relaxing. You can use plants to draw attention to nearly any space in your home, as long as you choose the right plants in the right sizes.

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Tip #3 for Using Plants in Home Staging: Don’t Pick Show-Stopping Pots or Stands

You want buyers to notice the features of your home, not be distracted by vibrant pots and planters. Choose containers that accent your home’s decor – not that draw attention from your home features. Plastic pots are a no-go, but beautiful ceramics that go easy on patterns and colors are definitely a good idea.

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