Prep To Sell September 16, 2019

Fall decor tips when selling your home

Step back and ask yourself if fall decor (pumpkins, scarecrows, and other seasonal ornamentation) will make it harder to sell your home?  Most staging experts agree that staging your listing with fall decor is valuable as long as you do so judiciously. However, not all holidays are exciting to everyone.  The point of staging is to make your home feel warm and welcoming not cluttered and overwhelming. Don’t let your autumn decorations be the focus. Instead, accentuate your spaces to help potential buyers see your home’s possibility.  “Less is more” is usually the right way to go as you decorate for the season.

Additional tips for staging your home in the Fall:  

  • Think about a fresh coat of paint; never anything too garish.  Neutral colors is recommended to accentuate rich and bright accent pieces.
  • Get the lighting right – in the fall, the days are shorter.  Open your blinds and curtains, letting in as much light as possible.
  • Create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere – that can be as easy as using lots of pillows and throw blankets in your decor.  Also, light decorative candles to add cozy ambiance.
  • If you have a fireplace, make it the focal point of your decor.  Surround your clean fireplace and mantel with tasteful seasonal decor.
  • Don’t forget to add seasonal scents by putting apple cider on to warm or burning a cinnamon candle.
  • The outside of your home can benefit from a seasonal touch-up too.  Remove dead plants and debris and keep your lawn edged and watered. Highlight your front stoop with a harvest-themed wreath or a pumpkin or two.
  • Remember, the goal is to accentuate your spaces to help buyers imagine themselves living there.  Aim for cozy without going too far.

Let me know what you’ve done in the past to decorate for fall by dropping a comment below!

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