When prepping to sell your home, it may be tempting to de-clutter to the point of nearly empty shelves and bare walls. The goal is to help prospective homebuyers imagine what the space would look like as their own, and while less is more, there are a few details items that add to the package.

Among Houzz’s 21 Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Fast is the importance of striking a balance between clean and lived-in. The article suggests “vases of cut flowers, a basket of fresh farmer’s market produce on the kitchen counter or a bowl of lemons beside the sink.” These type of additions don’t qualify as clutter or personal items and can help draw attention to a beautifully lit entryway or newly renovated countertops.

Think of window treatments the same way — by installing the proper windows treatments in a room, it can highlight or hide aspects of the home and ensure that visitors see it in the best light.

Window treatments can….

make both the windows and the room seem larger

In order for window treatments to give the illusion of larger windows and a larger room, they have to be properly installed – see the above photo for the correct way to hang your draperies. Take a second look at yours to ensure they are hung high above the window and extend beyond each side of the window frame.

reinforce the style of the home

It is important to choose window treatments that match the style of your home. If the build is modern, choose window treatments that are complementary. Curb appeal is the first thing homebuyers notice, and by choosing to take a tour of the inside of the home – they most likely are fans of the style of the outside! Use this to your advantage rather than confusing styles.

enhance or hide features

If your home is unusually close to your neighbor’s, window treatments are a way to showcase that privacy is not an issue. On the other hand, if your backyard features a notable view, install a window treatment that guarantees the sight won’t be overlooked.

tie the details together

Consistency is key. Coordinating the window treatments throughout the home makes everything look put together. You can also take the extra step to line the inside of the window treatments so that the potential buyers know you mean business before they even step inside!

It may be surprising to learn how powerful the right window treatment can be, but at ABC Blind & Drapery, we’ve seen their power in action! If you’d like to browse your options (to enjoy for yourself or to help sell your home), come visit our showroom at 6221 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752.