Posted By raleighstager on October 17, 2009
A good dose of curb appeal can certainly make a statement when selling your home. Even if you have Professionally Staged the inside of your home, you need to invite buyers in to get them to appreciate your hard work. Fall is the perfect time to add a pop of color to the exterior of your house without spending a lot of money and retailers have made it much easier to do it yourself. Here are some quick and effective tips to boosting your curb appeal.
Start with a Clean Slate – Before you start decorating make sure your exterior has been power washed. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint and polish or replace the hardware and kick plate. Make sure you keep your lawn, flowerbeds and walkways clear of fall leaves and debris.
Just say “NO” to the Ghosts, Ghouls and Scarecrows – We don’t want to scare potential buyers away. The objective of Home Staging is to provide broad appeal to a wide range of buyers.
Fall is the perfect time for a wreath – If you do nothing else, consider a wreath. Check discount retailers like Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Target that offer a wide selection. You can also make your own by purchasing a Grape Vine wreath from Michaels and adding your own Hydrangeas, berries and a simple, but colorful bow.
Look to nature for influences. Pumpkins, gourds, squash and corn are great and inexpensive accents. Control those temptations to go overboard by adding just a few touches of Fall décor.
Use larger pieces and fewer of them. You should be able to see the decorations from the road. An exception would be to use a collection of squash in a large urn or planter.
Remember the rule of threes – Create a vignette of three large pumpkins or potted mums.
Fill your empty planters with color – A large urn or planter can be filled with real branches and berries. You can add a few fall stems for additional color if needed, but keep as close to the real things as possible.
Update your furniture – Add some Color to your outdoor living space with pillows in Fall tones of burgundy, burnt orange, brown and green.
Adding some Fall color to your home will help send that welcome message to buyers and invite them inside to see more. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact your Raleigh Designer
Raleigh’s Professional Home Staging Team, Triangle Staging & Design can assist you will all your home staging, re-design or design needs. Specializing in new construction, vacant or occupied, we have the experience, expertise and resources to showcase your Raleigh home. Visit our website at http://www.TriangleStaging.com