Should You Stage for The Seasons? Obviously.

While it’s always important to keep a neutral palate when staging homes, it’s equally as vital to capture every season through colors and textures to evoke feelings from home buyers.

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Fall: As the temperatures outside begin to cool down, stage your home to feel warm and cozy. Change out lighter-colored throw blankets to earth-toned ones. Place wooden sticks and leafy branches in vases and draw attention to your fireplace if there is one.

Using seasonal foods to accent your kitchen is an easy and affordable way to change it up—think pumpkin and squash! And don’t forget to keep your yard clean from falling leaves!

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Winter: While you may be drawn to decking out a home with holiday décor, it’s important to stick with more general themes when staging for a broad market. Remember that there’s a huge difference between holiday decorating and seasonal staging. Instead of red and green, lean towards gold and silver accents!

Add lots of pillows and blankets in the living room to create an extra sense of cozy. And open all of the window coverings to bring in more light during the dark winter months.

Spring: After a cold winter, Spring draws buyers out from their long hibernations and they want to imagine what their lives will be like in a new home! Add color with live plants, bright pillows, and a new welcome mat! And don’t forget to change out down comforters with lighter coverlets.

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Summer: Bright and airy is the way to win over buyers during the summer months. Keep the window coverings light and add fresh flowers throughout the home. Tip: Keep the fans on during extremely hot days!