Fall Home Staging Tips
Selling your home this fall? Try these seasonal staging tips to make your home feel warm and cozy for potential buyers.
Less is More
Too many decorations will take the focus off of your home! Choose a few tasteful accents to create an inviting setting. Display vases of fall foliage, candles with fall scents, or bowls of seasonal fruit.
Chose Warm Colors
If you're going to refresh your paint, which is always a good idea, choose warm neutrals to soften up the space. Add pops of color through decor using rich shades of caramels and creams, or deep reds and oranges.
Bring in Natural Lighting
The sun goes down a lot earlier during the fall season, so being able to bring in as much natural light during the daytime as possible is essential! Don't cover any windows with furniture or decor, and be sure to open your blinds and shades. If you don't have a lot of natural light available, be sure to include plenty of lamps throughout your home.
Creating a warm and cozy environment will encourage prospective buyers to take in the atmosphere versus rush through a showing. Accentuate your furniture with lush throw pillows and throw blankets.
Choose Your Smells
Nothing screams autumn like the aromas of pumpkin, spice, vanilla, apples and cinnamon. Before a showing, light some candles, or simmer a pot of apple cider with a stick of cinnamon. If you choose cider, leave out some cups for buyers to enjoy! Be sure not to light too many candles, as you don't want the scent to overpower the room.
Highlight the Fireplace
If you have a fireplace, this is crucial to highlight on a cooler day! Arrange your furniture or artwork so it is a focal point in the room.
Layer your bed with silky, soft fabrics to enhance the comforting atmosphere. Display plush towels in the bathroom, or drape a silky table cloth on your dining room table.
No matter how amazing your home looks inside, be sure the outside looks just as warm and inviting! Rake up any leaves and patch up brown spots in the grass. Clean your gutters and pressure wash your siding or porches. Decorate with a few pumpkins or fall decor.