Today’s homebuyers will appreciate real plants in your home staging, not fake plants. So, when preparing your home to be seen by potential buyers, professional stagers generally suggest you get rid of any fake plants and replace them with fresh, live plants. Five million people aged 18-34 in 2016 took up some kind of gardening that year. This group includes people from the largest generation of homebuyers, so it’s important to realize that this group loves real plants. Actually, they love plants so much that we can see the proof in their purchases. In the last three years, houseplant sales have increased a whopping 50 percent in three years, according to the National Gardening Association.

Here are three reasons to use real plants in your home staging designs instead of fake plants:

  1. Houseplants improve the scent of your home.
  2. People naturally are drawn to house plants.
  3. Houseplants reduce stress and boost mood.

Houseplants improve the scent of your home.

Besides just improving the look of your home, flowering house plants improve the scent of your house without any sort of fake chemical smell. There are plenty of ways to introduce nice smells into your home, but when the buyer can see that the fragrance comes from a flowering house plant, it’s not seen as covering something up. Plus, it’s true. NASA research showed that houseplants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxin in 24 hours!

People naturally are drawn to house plants.

House plants are chosen as houseplants because of their aesthetic value and people are drawn to this naturally. Home stagers often use house plants to draw attention to a certain feature like a granite countertop or a bay window.

Houseplants reduce stress and boost mood.

Houseplants are scientifically proven to reduce stress and improve mood. So, imagine you’re a homebuyer and your agent has just taken you to five different properties. You’re tired and overwhelmed. Then you walk into someone’s home and it just feels calmer and your mood improves. This feeling can sell a house.


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