When you go about your daily life in your home, you might notice that you have mirrors scattered throughout the house. Besides bathroom mirrors, you might have one in the bedroom near the closet, or one in the hall so you can glance at yourself as you leave the house. Mirrors are more than beautiful pieces of décor—they’re highly practical, and probably get a lot of use throughout the day.
When you’re selling your home, those mirrors can take on another dimension of practicality, too. Because of how they reflect light and space, mirrors can be a major benefit in staging your home, helping it look lighter, brighter, and more open. Here, we’ll break down why that is, and how mirrors can be used in staging your home for sale.
Why use mirrors when staging a house?
When potential buyers tour your house, they’re looking for a place they can imagine as their new dream home—and for many, this means a home that’s well-lit and spacious. When you’re staging a small bedroom, bathroom, or other space, you might know that it’s a good idea to pare down and clear many accessories to get rid of visual distractions that can make a room look cluttered. But to take the staging a step further, mirrors can help to make a room look larger and brighter.
How? Because mirrors reflect other parts of the room, they help to create depth that makes the room look larger and more open. And when natural or electrical the light bounces off the reflective surface, they can help to make the room look brighter. A mirror, when well-placed, can help to spread the light from a lamp or window to hard-to-illuminate areas of the room. These benefits can help buyers see the space in a more favorable way and help them to envision themselves living there. We are all naturally drawn to the well lit areas of a space...just like bugs in the dark will swarm around a light bulb.
How can mirrors help with virtually staging a room?
Virtual staging is a great tool to reach potential buyers. Photos—especially when taken by a professional—can show a home to its best advantage, and mirrors can help—they can boost depth in the photo or virtual tour video by showing the potential buyer opposite walls or even windows, which adds dimension to the photo. The mirror can also help to spread a natural light source to show off the room's true colors.
Where can mirrors be useful?
When using mirrors in staging, a dash of imagination can be useful. Don’t think just in terms of where a mirror might be practical for everyday use—think instead of where a mirror can be most useful to give the room an illusion of space, where it might function to reflect light, and where it might best add a touch of drama by emphasizing a focal point of the room.
Consider home staging with fireplace features. While a fireplace is often the central feature in a room, a mirror over it can help to add even more emphasis to this fixture. The same might go for hanging a mirror over a bed—a mirror can draw the eye without detracting from the focal point of the room. A mirror can also work well opposite a window, or above a low table or sofa, where it can help balance the room.
Mirrors can also be useful in the rooms where you already use them. When staging a bathroom for sale, consider whether another mirror can help enlarge or brighten the space. Countertop-to-ceiling mirrors over a vanity can help emphasize the room’s size, and a mirror near a bathtub is functional while also creating the sense that the bathroom is larger—a major selling point for many buyers.
Where can I get help staging for sale near me?
At Heidi Ross Design, our professionals specialize in staging luxury homes for sale. Our experts help clients in the Greater Mid-South area—including Memphis, Bartlett, Southaven, Olive Branch, and Hernando. We help sellers get their best sale terms and price by helping potential buyers see themselves living in your home . We’re with you every step of the way—from your staging consultation to the rearranging and staging of your home, to listing photographs/videos and more. Whether you’re staging a vacant home or an occupied one, we have the know-how to make it look its best, both in-person and in listing photos and 360 virtual tours.
Want to know more? We offer a free quote to help you get a sense of how we can help you. Or, if you’re ready to set up a consultation, give us a call at 901-361-7419—we’re here to help you today!
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