Home Staging Tip – Plant Control

I have always had an affinity for house plants. They are interesting, beautiful and are healthy for you and your home. I see many house plants in various states when staging houses. My recommendation is to limit the number of plants in your home when selling and be sure that they are healthy and well maintained.

A recent staging consultation in a beautiful home has been my favourite plant challenge so far. There are very healthy plants in lovely pots on the main floor of this home. As you climb the stairs to the second floor this is what you see.

Before – From First Floor

There are two diefenbachia on the landing that are the pride and joy of the owners. They are extremely healthy and well cared for. They are so healthy they have completely taken over the space. The skylight on the landing isn’t visible since the plants have captured all of the natural light.

Before – From the Master Bedroom

The challenge this has for potential buyers is that they will not see the living space. The plants will be what buyers remember about the home. We discussed finding a new home for them while the house is on the market but this just is not possible.

The homeowners kept the plants in place and have cut them back significantlly.

After – Second Floor Landing

The transformation is dramatic. The skylight is now flooding the landing with natural light and the space looks and feels larger. This is just what buyers are looking for. The house sold quickly and the plants are moving to their new sun filled space.

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