Use Home Staging to Sell Your House This Spring
Spring brings with it warm temperatures, seasonal flowers, and the perfect opportunity to list your property. Selling a house in the spring not only gives you a chance to show off some of your exterior landscapes – but it also allows you to capture a bit of Spring inside your home as well. If you’re working with a Loveland real estate home staging service, the opportunities for design and decor are endless. Here are some ways to take advantage of the season in your home staging and make a great first impression on potential buyers.
Bring the Outdoors In
When staging your home in the spring, you want to capture the colors, ambiance, and aesthetics of the season indoors, and this can be accomplished in several creative ways:
Your home stager may suggest replacing large, dark furniture with softer pieces, like a powder-blue sofa or cream-colored armchair, complemented with colorful throw blankets and floral-print pillows.
Instead of Turkish-style rugs in deep, muted colors, choose softer, woven rugs in spring-inspired colors to tie all of your new pieces together.
Incorporate fresh-cut stems throughout the home, and opt for neutral vases, including clear, chrome, white, or natural wood.
Brighten up bathrooms with fresh white towels, a light-colored shower curtain, and bath mats—and don’t forget the flowers or green plants in here as well. Bathrooms are also a great place to include lovely, spring-scented candles and soaps.
In the kitchen, add flowers but also some seasonal fruits. A bowl of lemons and oranges are always a great way to introduce a bold pop of color.
Curtains & Drapes
With winter behind us, the sun is shining longer, which is great news since natural light works wonders to make a home feel bright, airy, spacious and welcoming. Swap dark or heavy curtains for gauzy, sheer window treatments. For colors, consider soft pastels, or a simple ivory or white.
Some other small details that can make a big difference in the potential buyers’ experience are spring-themed coffee table books, floral welcome mats, and flower or green-leaf wreaths on doors or windows. Subtle beach or nautical decor is also a great option because potential buyers will likely close on the property in the summer, and this is a perfect way to get them excited for the season to come in their new home.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
You always want your home in tip-top shape when you’re selling. However, after a long winter, your home will likely require a little extra TLC. Before you even stage with new furnishings and decor, you’ll need to do some serious spring cleaning. Scrub all surfaces, paying careful attention to your windows. Declutter, purging of all the unnecessary things you added to your home over the winter. Store away big heavy coats and boots, and clear off countertops. The less clutter you have visible and the more organized your home is, the more storage potential buyers will think you have.
This part of the home preparation process may also call for a fresh coat of paint. Think light and bright when it comes to spring—lavender, yellow, sage green and pale blue colors for example. Work with your real estate home stager to choose colors that will work with your new decor and furnishings, optimizing the flow and aesthetics of each room.
Assess Your Outdoor Space
Don’t forget about your outdoor spaces. Since it’s spring, potential buyers will be thinking about spending time outside, so you want to emphasize your outside living spaces. Rake and get rid of dead leaves and downed branches from the winter, trim shrubs, and lay down sod. Finally, plant flowers, opting for colorful annuals to personalize your exterior property. You may even want to invest in a landscaper for this step, to ensure the outside of your home is presentation-ready.
Other Tips When Staging Your Home for a Spring Sale
While home staging, it’s important to remember you’re trying to appeal to as many buyers as possible, so choosing simple, neutral colors and decorations are your safest bet. You want to incorporate spring while avoiding overly-themed items (aka the Easter eggs and bunnies). Additionally, don’t focus all of your design energy in just one or two rooms. Go through each living space to make your entire home feel open and airy, so you can present a consistent look and feel to prospective buyers, helping to sell your property as quickly as possible.
As a leading Loveland real estate home staging professional, Niche Design House partners with homeowners throughout the region for customized home staging solutions. Contact us today to hear more.