When selling your home it's important to make it as appealing to buyers as possible. And one thing they always want is a bright and inviting space. You'll want to let in as much natural light as possible by choosing the right window treatments. Letting in more light makes rooms look brighter, bigger, and generally more welcoming. So here's how to showcase your Albany homes for sale in the best possible light.
Choose the Right Style
- Consider the function of the room. Certain types of window treatments work better in certain spaces. For example, you wouldn't want drapes in the kitchen or on a porch door.
- Consider the style of the room. Your window treatments should fit with the overall style of the room and home.
- Stick to basics that complement every style. Curtain panels, shades, and blinds are versatile and offer lots of choices. You want to keep it fairly simple and neutral as far as color and pattern to prevent buyers from becoming fixated on them.
- Make sure everything is clean and pressed. If you're keeping any of the current window treatments on the windows, make sure they are cleaned, professionally if necessary. For new curtain panels, make sure to iron or steam out the fold lines so they hang correctly.
Different Types of Window Treatments
- Traditional window shades. If you still need privacy, regular window shades are a good option. They aren't as noticeable when raised and they won't block light when they're up. Pair them with sheers or another lightweight panel to make the look complete.
- Sheer curtain panels. These are almost always a win when you're staging a room. You can use them as an alternative to regular drapes to let in more light, or pair them with shades or blinds. They are also cost-effective.
- Blinds. These let you easily control how much light comes in. You can raise them or just adjust the slats. They are generally a less expensive option and fit with almost any modern-style room.
- Roman shades. These are on-trend right now. Roman shades have either large pleats or more of a balloon shape. You'll want them up for showings.
- Curtain panels. Stick with something lightweight. Mount the curtain rod so it's well above the window and at least a few inches beyond the window on each side, so that no incoming light is blocked when they are open.
- Solar shades. These are shades that block UV rays to prevent damage on furniture and floors. They can be used if you have a harsh glare or way too much sun through a particular window. They come in different levels of opaqueness so you can customize the amount of light that comes in. Pick one that is just enough to reduce glare or soften the light, so the room is still bright but more pleasant.
Window treatments can complete the look of a room and help buyers take notice of your home. If you have any questions about what buyers are really looking for, our real estate agents are happy to help! Contact us today.