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When staging to sell, let the Sun Shine in! How to Make a Room Feel Larger and Increase a Home's Value.

Natural Sunlight - it makes a room feel larger, more inviting and definitely more alive. These are key elements that will likely help your home sell faster and for more money

Choosing the wrong window treatments can make a room look smaller than it really is. Improper installation is another mistake many homeowners make. Select the right fabric, style, hardware and placement to truly enhance a room’s fullest potential! Another error homeowners make is allowing the fabric to block some or most of the window. Some window treatments are used for light control, some for privacy but most are displayed to make a visual statement. Often times, they accentuate a paint color or cozy up a room. Whatever purpose your window treatments serve, they should never block any light from streaming into a room because doing so makes that room look and feel smaller. 

Typically, larger homes with larger rooms sell for more money, therefore, adjust your window treatments to showcase the full window to give a larger appearance. Installing window treatment hardware close to the ceiling and extend the rod 6” – 12” inches beyond your window frame on each side. This technique not only allows light to pour in when the curtains are open, it will make a greater visual impact by helping your windows and room appear much larger. 

Window treatments can definitely influence a buyer’s impression of your home. Allowing sun to shine in can help achieve a quicker sale for a higher price! 

Donna Connolly can add this level of expert advice when selling your home, as she has specialized in custom window treatments for over 16 years and is a Hunter Douglas Certified Design Consultant with Barrows Custom Window Treatments. For more than a decade, she’s been providing custom window treatments for homeowners at the Andover Country Club as well as the Andover, North Andover, Reading, Lynnfield, Winchester, Lexington and Cambridge communities

Contact Donna at 978-857-5688 or

An Example of Donna Connolly's Window Treatment Expert Work at Andover Country Club

Donna's Window Treatments Perfectly Frame this Andover Country Club Townhouse's Dining Room!