The first step is to choose the right candles. Scented candles are a great way to make your home smell inviting, but be careful not to go too overboard. You don't want potential buyers to be overpowered by the scent of your candles. Stick to light, subtle scents like lavender or citrus.
Once you've selected the perfect candles, it's time to start placing them around your home. A good rule of thumb is to put one candle in every room, and two in larger rooms. When placing candles, keep in mind that you want potential buyers to be able to see them when they first walk in the room. So avoid putting them too close to walls or furniture. Instead, try placing them on coffee tables or other open tables.
Finally, make sure you keep an eye on your candles and extinguish them before you leave the house or go to bed at night. You don't want potential buyers walking into a home that smells like burned wax!
Some additional tips
- Choose a natural, subtle fragrance that evokes feelings out the outdoors.
- Place a candle in each room but don't light every one.
- Cater to the season by choosing a warm scent in winter, and a fresh scent in summer.
- Place flowers near the candle to further emphasise natural, outdoor scents which will give the room a sense of space.
- Consider a room spray instead of lighting a candle, for an instant burst of fragrance.
Candles are an easy and effective way to add ambiance and staging appeal to your home. When selecting candles, choose light, subtle scents and place them in strategic locations throughout your house. With a little bit of effort, you can use candles to help your home stand out from the competition and sell quickly!