When people get their homes ready to sell, they generally do some decluttering, deep cleaning and some minor renos/repairs.
However, I would like to add something that often gets missed and if done right, can help create beautiful photos and a wonderful atmosphere in your home for Buyers to see.
And that is lighting. Below is a list of types of lighting and you need a variety of these types to literally show your home in its best light!
What I would also add, which is equally important, is the type of light bulb you use -make it warm, soft daylight light, not operating room blinding white light.
Various types of lighting in a home serve different purposes and contribute to creating a well-balanced and functional environment. Here are some common types of lighting and their purposes:
- Purpose: Also known as general lighting, ambient lighting provides overall illumination to a room. It ensures that there are no dark corners and sets the overall mood for the space.
- Examples: Ceiling-mounted fixtures, chandeliers, track lights, and wall-mounted fixtures.
- Purpose: Task lighting is focused on specific areas where activities such as reading, cooking, or working take place. It helps to reduce eye strain and enhances visibility for detailed tasks.
- Examples: Desk lamps, under-cabinet lights in the kitchen, and reading lights.
- Purpose: Accent lighting is used to highlight specific features or objects in a room, such as artwork, architectural details, or decorative elements. It adds drama and visual interest.
- Examples: Spotlights, track lighting with adjustable fixtures, and wall-mounted picture lights.
- Purpose: Decorative lighting serves both functional and aesthetic purposes, enhancing the overall design and style of a space. It can be a focal point in itself.
- Examples: Chandeliers, pendant lights, decorative lamps, and unique light fixtures.
- Purpose: Natural lighting utilizes sunlight to illuminate a space. It provides a connection to the outdoors, enhances mood, and can save energy during daylight hours.
- Examples: Windows, skylights, and glass doors.
- Purpose: Mood lighting creates a specific ambiance or atmosphere in a room. It's often used to evoke a particular feeling or to enhance the overall experience in a space.
- Examples: Dimmer switches, LED strips, and colored lights.
- Purpose: Cove lighting involves hidden light sources to provide a soft, indirect glow. It adds depth and dimension to a room.
- Examples: LED strips installed in ceiling coves or recessed areas.
Using a combination of these lighting types allows for flexibility in adjusting the lighting levels based on different activities, moods, and times of day. A well-designed lighting plan considers the function of each space and incorporates a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting for a comfortable and visually appealing home environment.
If you are unsure how to make all this work, I can help. One of my areas of expertise in my job is helping Sellers present their homes, yes, in their best light!