Bringing the outdoors indoors when selling your home
Home trends just keep on coming, but there's one popular trend that seems to be a permanent fixture – bringing the outdoors indoors – and it seems that there is a scientific reason for this, since nature has been proven to have calming effects on humans. It makes sense, then, to consider finding ways to add more greenery to your home if you're looking to sell, but how can you create an oasis of nature that will have prospective buyers queuing up to make an offer on your house? Here are a few top tips to point you in the right direction.
Create some drama with live plants as live plants bring the outdoors into your home.The best place to begin is by adding a couple of trailing or tall plants. Placing trailing plants so that they cascade from a ledge or open shelf can be extremely effective, while a single tall plant strategically placed in your living space can provide a focal point.
One thing to also remember when choosing houseplants is to pick the right containers.Terracotta or ceramic planters in neutral tones are the best options, avoid using plastic pots whenever you can. Faux greenery can still work as indoor plants may look beautiful and may inspire people viewing your property to make an offer, but real greenery can be difficult to look after!Luckily, faux plants don't need to be watered regularly and can look just as good. The trick is to choose faux plants that look natural at a glance so the green appearance of plants gives that 'outdoors-in' feeling that buyers love.
Plants are particularly effective for brightening up dark rooms and can be small enough to place anywhere as on a coffee table or bookcase. Adding Natural Elements doesn't just mean adding plants to your room, you can enhance the effect by adding other natural elements to the space. Use photography, artwork, sculptures and decorative objects to represent nature and evoke the same feelings. Objects carved from wood, pinecones, and pebbles paired with natural materials like wicker, rattan, stone, and wood can work wonders to create outdoors indoors.
If you're preparing your home for sale and are considering refreshing your home decor, you may want to choose a natural colour palette. Earthy tones, greens and blues are popular choices and also work well with greenery.
If you're ready to sell your property, the team at PFK is on hand and ready to help.