Any home stager will tell you that “staging is staging” and the principals remain the same throughout the year – keep things clean, clutter free and colorful. But that doesn’t mean each season comes without its own brand of staging magic.
For spring and summer, there are a number of things you can do both inside and outside. Barb Schwarz, creator of Homes Staging®, suggests adding splashes of color to your porch with potted flowers. Try larger pots bearing colorful flowers with greenery in the middle and placed on each side of the front door.
Bringing spring colors into a home is just as easy, especially with accessories like throw pillows, area rugs, artwork, towels and bedspreads. “Change accessories and the whole house changes,” Schwarz said. Instead of settling on one fixed look, opt for a versatile neutral base and use big-impact accents to easily change the decor. Try swapping-out decorative pillows on a sofa for a fresh, new look.
Of course, all rooms in the house are important and there are ways to liven up each as the spring season blooms. You want the buyer to buy the whole house, not just one or two rooms staged, so it’s important to create a cohesive design.
Yet don’t forget your “great outdoors.” Clean up your yards, remove fallen leaves and dead plants and trim bushes and hedges. Indeed, spring brings more buyers so take advantage of all that the season has to offer!