Home Staging Lighting Tips

July 31, 2021

When it comes to selling your Property, Home staging can make all the difference. But while we carefully consider things like furniture, décor, paint colors, and even scent, there’s another important feature that can help brighten up a sale — light. Your home lighting can make or break the overall ambiance of the space. Use these tips for lighting your home while staging so you immediately set the tone and impress potential buyers.


Don’t Rely on One Light:

You should use a variety of lighting sources to fill a room. Having multiple heights of lighting will not only make space appear larger, but also adds visual depth to the room. In addition to your ceiling lighting, having a floor lamp at eye level, and a tabletop lamp at a lower height will give you the vertical brightness to spread across space. This technique gives homeowners a range of lighting options.


Take Advantage of Natural Light:

While lamps and overhead lights are great for creating a warm, inviting environment, remember to also prioritize natural light. When staging a room, determine whether its windows provide sufficient sunlight during the day. Not all properties will have ample views like this—but if you do, use it.

Natural light is a high priority because of the effect it has on buyers. Natural light can instantly create a welcoming atmosphere and brighten up space. Many real estate photographers will shoot from a specific angle and at a particular time of day based on the natural lighting.


Add reflective surfaces and décor:

Adding reflective surfaces and décor causes your lighting, whether artificial or natural, to bounce around the space. Whether you opt for polished concrete flooring, marble countertops, or floor/wall mirrors, reflective surfaces will help the light travel to give a layering effect. For décor, you want to try and place it across from natural light sources instead of directly next to them.

When staging or preparing your home for sale, you want the lighting to feel natural and never want to overcompensate. Choosing the right bulbs is also important, white bulbs should be in the common areas, while soft white bulbs are best for bedrooms.


To learn more techniques that work well to adjust and correct the lighting balance inside and outside of your home, speak to a professional home stager at ALPHA & OMEGA STAGING the best staging company in Vaughan.