Using Plants Effectively when Staging Your Home to Sell
The main categories of plants used in home decorating are: live, silk, and dried. Only live, and realistic-silk, should be considered when selling your home.
The only kind of plant you want in your home right now is a healthy, full, bushy plant. Any that are sickly, dying, or wimpy need to go because they send a warning to buyers. That warning is: “If they can’t take care of a plant they probably did not take care of this home.”When it comes to artificial flowers, here is more excellent advice from the authors:
If your silk floral arrangements are more than two or three years old, it is time to throw them away. Dried arrangements must be tossed – no exceptions. Fresh equals new for buyers. Dried equals old and dusty. What do you want buyers to associate with your home?Use artificial plants (sparingly) when:
- They add drama, warmth, color, or visual interest that enhances the décor / home
- The plants are new (less than 3 years old)
- There is little, or no, natural light
Fresh, new silk floral arrangement is used in place of art to add drama, color and visual interest to this vacant home staging.