Even More Spring Home Staging Tips & What’s Trending this Season!
The past year has definitely increased the importance of home staging and the pandemic has changed the top features that home buyers are looking for in a home. When you’re ready to put your house on the market this spring, here are some more home staging trends we love that will really create those eye catching photos online. Get started with these spring trends we love below to drive buyer traffic to your property and get it in more marketable condition to sell faster.
TRENDING: Staying Organized at Home
We’re spending more and more time at home, it’s important to show a buyer that you can move around freely. Which means no more unmanageable furniture! Extra space for storage has become a lot more important. Don’t hesitate to devote some time to show how easy it is to organize the space.
If you have practical furniture that might convince a buyer of the home practicality, show it off! An immaculate home is one that is ready to be sold. Make sure that the entire home, interior and exterior, is completely cleaned. Nothing turns down a sale faster than a moldy bathroom.
Trending: Bold Colors
While natural colors in hues of brown, green and beige are top color choices in 2021, there is still plenty of room to add bold accent colors for spring. Sunny yellow and hues of blue are top choices, and they can make any space look more youthful and playful – a great choice for living areas and outdoor seating.
For inexpensive pops of colors, lay out a bowl of fresh fruits on the counter in the kitchen or set an outdoor table with colorful plates and napkins to emphasize backyard dining opportunities along with fresh colorful flowers – an additional win when most entertaining is taking place in open air areas.
Add bright throw pillows to bring in a warm, home-like feeling. If you can, keep the drapes open during a showing to let all of the natural light in- lighting matters.
TRENDING: Greenery Everywhere
As an additional way to add warmth and life to a space, and the simplest way to accomplish the spring look is by welcoming house plants into your living room and bedroom. Simple bouquets of flowers in a variety of spring colors can not only brighten a room, but also will help the home smell and stay fresh.
Large pieces of greenery add dimension to any space. Natural elements create a relaxing environment that buyers can imagine themselves in. If you do not have a green thumb, artificial plants can still add a refreshing energy to your space.
TRENDING: Painting Front Doors a Fun Color
First impressions matter, so make your home stand out the instant buyers pull up to the curb. A home with effort put in to curb appeal can have a 5 to 11 percent value increase. Some upgrades can be done in a weekend and will cost more in sweat equity than actual dollars.
There is no easier way to improve your homes curb appeal than to invest in a fresh coat of paint to the front door and/or shutters a bright color, but make sure it coordinates well with the rest of the home’s colors. Replace old house numbers, lighting, the mailbox and welcome mat.
Clean up the edging around flower beds and lay down fresh mulch. Fill in empty beds with small shrubs, seasonal flowers and greenery. Even if it’s the dead of winter, get a pair of urns or large planters and fill them with small evergreen shrubs and cold-hardy annuals. If you have window boxes, fill them with fresh greenery too. If your porch or stoop has room for furniture, add a couple of chairs to expand your outdoor living space.
Bring Spring Aromas Indoors
Spring is not only a colorful season, but a fragrant one, too. Bring the aroma indoors. Scents have a profound effect on mood, so infusing scent into your decor with diffusers, candles, fresh cut plants/flowers, or incense can change the overall feeling of a space. Citrus and flower like scents are perfect for Spring.
Trending: The Kitchen is the New Hang Out
The pandemic has brought on a penchant for cooking and has consequences in terms of real estate. If you plan to spend more time in front of the stove, you might as well make the experience comfortable. A well-equipped and organized kitchen can be the deciding factor for many.
As we’ve covered earlier, order and tidiness are two important elements of home staging. They’re even more important in the kitchen, where utensils and ingredients can quickly become overwhelming. Set up storage systems that are both aesthetic and practical that will help your visitors imagine themselves there. To top it off, add new hardware to the kitchen cabinets and drawers. Remember to stay consistent with the colors and designs throughout the entire living space.
Your house is competing with every other property in your area and price range, and buyers have a lot to choose from. The difference between whether someone is motivated to put in an offer now, or wait it out to see how low the price will go, is how much he or she really wants your house.
When decorating your home to sell, remember that you are romancing prospective buyers. You want buyers to imagine their lives in your home. If they can’t visualize a place for the kids to play or for them to relax, they’ll move on to the next listing. For additional spring staging tips, check out Staging to sell this Spring