Shedding Some Light on Brightening Up Your Home

May 6, 2015

Toronto Home Staging

“Light” and “bright” are key words that describe what most home buyers are looking for their next home. After all, nobody wants to be in a gloomy and a  dark room.

To achieve a well-lit room, you need natural light, layered with other light sources. Together, it creates a positive feel to any room which is important when showcasing your home for sale.


1. Make sure your windows are clean

Washing your windows will avoid streaking especially in the winter. Dust that accumulated, and Grimes build up can easily block natural light from coming into your home. Hiring professional window washers can make your windows sparkle and your rooms bright.

2. Use lighter fabrics as window covers

If you aren’t getting enough privacy with just the light sheers, use heavier drapes that can be opened and pushed to the side during the day.

3. Get rid of clutter and unnecessary furniture pieces

Plants by the window sill or knick knacks, and other “stuff” can block natural light, leaving the rooms dark and cramped. Get rid of those hanging plants, move furniture pieces (that maybe blocking the window) and remove knickknacks — you will immediately see the room change into a lighter and a brighter space.

4. Use a  light wall paint color

The gloss from the paint finish, as well as the lighter hue, will bounce more light into the room and make it appear larger and brighter.

5. Clean all light fixture and light fixture covers

Dust and dirt can accumulate inside the light fixture cover over time. Washing the covers and wiping all dust from light bulbs and light fixture can make a big difference.

6. Maintain Exterior Spaces

Just like furniture against a window can block light,  so can untrimmed shrubbery and trees. Overgrown trees and shrubs can easily darken the rooms.  Make sure to keep them manicured to get more natural light inside the house.

7. Use mirrors  to reflect more light into a room

Not only will the space be brighter, but it will also appear larger.

Red Barrinuevo | Your Toronto Home Stager

Is a Canadian Certified Staging Professional. His professional affiliations include the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and the CSP. He is the recipient of numerous home staging awards and was picked as RESA’s Top Professional Stager of Canada for 2016. He has worked with hundreds of Real Estate Brokers, Investors, Real Estate Agents, and has helped homeowners showcase their homes at its best when it is time to sell.

Our passion is staging homes for a quick and profitable sale.  Let us assist you in staging and merchandising your home for sale. We serve Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, ant the rest of the GTA. Contact us today at 416.871.3128 to schedule an appointment.


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