A room can't have too much light.
|Michael J. Smith|
I have yet to consult on a house for sale that has adequate lighting. I will never understand folks aversion to buying lamps. Lamps can be expensive but they make a huge impact on how your house shows. The first thing a realtor does before the potential buyer tours your house is turn on all lights and lamps. Proper lighting shows your house to its best potential.
Admittedly, I am a lamp junkie. But I am a bargain shopper. Even high-end interior design shops often have lamps at reasonable prices. Of course, Craigslist and consignment shops are a great resource if you don't want to pay retail. I've stumbled on some great finds at HomeGoods, too.
A pair of candlestick lamps look great on a buffet.
Floor lamps look fabulous near upholstered chairs used for reading. Floor lamps can be used near a sofa. However, you must build a vignette around it so it doesn't look like a flag pole extending out of the sofa.
I have been in luxury homes where the only lamps on the main floor consisted of a floor lamp and two matching table lamps. You know, the 3-in-a-box-set courtesy of BBB. Use your 20% discount coupon and 'winner, winner chicken dinner'. In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, "not that there is anything wrong with that" but with a little shopping, there are alternatives.
|Bed, Bath and Beyond|
As I mentioned in my last post, accessories can move with you. Here again, you can purchase new lamps for your house to show at its best and take them with you to use in your new home.
Buy a few stylish, contemporary lamps! New lamps will update your decor and add a lovely ambiance to your home for sale.
Happy Friday, y'all!