5 Home Staging Tips for the Fall
When listing your property on the market, making sure that your home is properly staged is worthwhile not only to make it presentable to potential buyers but also to ensure that your home fits into their visualization of an inviting, comfortable living space. We know that staging requires a significant amount of effort, so we’ve written a helpful guide complete with tips for every aspect of home staging in the fall.
Spruce Up Your Exterior
Since the exterior of your home is the first thing people see, keeping it well-maintained and clean will attract potential buyers when they’re viewing your property. The fall season in particular is a great time for maintaining your home. During the fall, the lawn should be mowed and falling leaves should be neatly raked away.
Add Some Seasonal Flair
The fall season brings with it many opportunities to add some more appeal to your home with seasonal touches. One idea is adding some seasonal flowers to your front yard, such as mums or goldenrods. These will bring a welcoming splash of colour to your home exterior and catch the eye of potential buyers. If you have a covered porch area, consider adding a cozy throw blanket and some pillows with vibrant, seasonal colours, such as red or orange.
Taking care to ensure each room in the interior of your home is clean, decluttered and organized will make a great impression on potential buyers. From there, get creative as you stage and set the mood for each room. Adding a fresh coat of paint, in a neutral but warm colour such as cream will do wonders in revitalizing your interior. Adding fall-themed accent pieces to various rooms in your home can also create an inviting ambiance.
Emphasize Inviting Features
Take note of the features in your home that help create a warm, inviting mood, such as a fireplace, and use accent pieces to emphasize them. Fall accent pieces can be anything you find inspiration from, but you can’t go wrong with a vase filled with an autumnal bouquet or a bowl filled with classic fall fruits such as pumpkin and squash.
Let in Light
Ample lighting is crucial to highlight your home’s best features, particularly in the fall season as the days get shorter. Let in the golden sunshine by opening your blinds, and add lamps strategically where light is lacking.
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