Spring styling for your open home
The styling tips you need to make the biggest impact at your open home this Spring.
There's a reason why Spring is favoured as the time of year to sell your home; the days are warmer, the gardens are in bloom, and the feeling of new beginnings are well and truly in the air. It's time to draw back the curtains and open the windows to let the fresh air in as you prepare your home to invite potential buyers in.
Many homeowners hold off on putting their home on the market until Spring because this is the time of year when the house looks its best. From the outside in, you can style your home to have broad appeal without having to invest lots of money and time. So, when preparing your home for an open for inspection, these are the things you can do with ease.
Declutter your space
Preparing your home for a Spring sale is the excuse you've been waiting for to do a deep clean of your house. Before you start styling, give your home a good clean, including clearing away all the clutter from bookshelves, on top of credenzas, fireplace mantels and coffee tables – this includes any personal items and photographs.
Style for cohesiveness
Professional property stylists work to create a cohesive feel throughout the home. They want the house to have broad appeal to attract as many potential buyers to your open home. Choose a colour palette and style (modern, vintage, retro, etc.) to achieve a cohesive look and stick to it.
Why replace when you can freshen up
After enduring months of being in a closed-up house with the heater on, it's time to give your upholstery a good clean. Instead of replacing, freshen up your upholstery by using leather and fabric cleaner. Your furnishings will appear more vibrant and smell fresher.
Replace the winter woollies
With cold chilly nights behind us, pack away the thick woollen throws and replace them with lighter ones. Cotton and linen are great because they are breathable fabrics, but they also add texture. This also applies to your cushion covers, pillows, window treatments and rugs. Put the thick material away until next winter and replace them with lighter, seasonal textures and colours.
Bring the outside in
The simplest and most cost-effective way to make the biggest impact on your home's overall look and feel is through greenery and flowers. You can use flowers to brighten up any plain surface – coffee table, dining table, side table and so on. You don't need a lot – small floral arrangements can make as much an impact as large ones – it's the colour and texture that will pop. Indoor plants are also a great way to freshen up the interiors. A few pots with large leafy branches and trailing ivory will look beautiful in any home.
Add splashes of colour
Do away with the moody colours of winter by changing the colour of your soft furnishings in the home; cushions, throws, bedding, lampshades, artwork can all be easily changed. Vases filled with Spring flowers are an easy way to inject colour into a home that has a neutral colour palette.
Accessories your interiors
A fun way to switch up your Spring styling is to accessorise your home. Decorate with white or ivory candles, beautiful vases and vessels and themed books. Try mixing vintage and antique pieces with modern items and place artwork around the home.
To learn more about how you should style your home for Spring, speak with your local Hockingstuart real estate agent today.