Every buyer needs a little help imagining themselves in their new home. Our secret “good luck” charm for sellers? Adding green! There is something about greenery, artificial or real, that adds so much life and beauty to a space. Plants offer a natural touch and warmth to any room and definitely enhance buyer appeal. Small plants can bring personality to a side table or open counter space, while larger plants bring that little something extra to an empty corner. In fact, plants not only add warmth, charm and personality, but are also a budget-friendly accessory with a big design impact.
A few tips for staging with plants:
- Less is More - plants should not overpower the decor. No jungles please!
- If opting for live plants, purchase ones that are super healthy and low maintenance like succulents, ferns, philodendron, a fiddle leaf fig tree, etc. (don’t forget to give plants the water and light they need!)
-Yep. We're fans of artificial plants. And, no, we aren't talking about Grandma's dated silk floral arrangements. We prefer small & simple designs like small round box woods, succulents, small herbs, topiary plants, etc.
-Artificial plants placed in decorative pots, baskets, or on-trend containers are another fun way to add a welcoming pop of color to any interior space
-Greenery can be used outdoors, too. Use live plants on patios, front entrances, planters and more!
Below are a few of our favorite good luck “green moments” from our 2018 Parade of Homes listing (which will be featured in the Acadiana Home Builders Association magazine this month!!). See if you can spot the real versus the faux green.
Photography by Haylei Smith Photography