Fall is here! There’s a nip in the air and the trees are showing off their brilliant, fiery colors. The rich colors of fall are perfect for making a home feel cozy, warm and inviting. If you’re selling your house in fall 2013 and planning to host some open houses, consider incorporating an autumn color palette into your décor. Here are 4 fall 2013 décor trends for home staging that will help make your open house a success and impress potential buyers.
Make open house visitors feel welcome with a fall display outside your front door. Hang an autumnal wreath on your front door and decorate the porch with harvest-themed plants.
Rich orange flowers, pumpkins, gourdes, Indian corn and bunches of apples will make potential buyers feel welcomed. Following that up with the smell of baking coming from your kitchen will strike a positive note for your visitors as soon as they walk through your door!
2. Show off your fireplace
Nothing says fall more than curling up near a warm blaze. If you have a fireplace, get it ready for your open house by drawing attention to this cozy feature of your living room.
Even if you don’t actually use your fireplace, set up an attractive basket with firewood nearby. Draw the furniture close to the fireplace (without making it feel crowded!) and drape the backs of chairs with warm blankets in beautiful rich autumn colors, or pretty neutrals.
Finally, consider staging your living room with some fireplace accessories, such as a vintage-style fire screen and a set of fireplace accessories such as tongs, bellows and a poker.
3. Vintage cameos and photos are in
Autumn makes us feel nostalgic, and a trend this fall is to display vintage family photos in dark, wooden frames.
Have you been meaning to use some of grandma’s old studio photos? Though successful home staging practice is to de-personalize your décor, go ahead and use those early 20th century shots to mimic a fashionable Victorian ambiance in your home.
If you don’t have any old photographs, clusters of framed images of all shapes and sizes are very fashionable.
Raw materials are all the rage for fall 2013 interior décor. Stone and wood accents are in, so stage your home beautifully with a fall-themed centerpiece on your dining room table.
Gather some fallen branches, pinecones and bright red berries and clean them carefully to make sure they are free of beasties!
Arrange them with candles, gourdes and mini-pumpkins in the center of your table. Set the arrangement on top of a richly-colored table runner with red or gold accents for an especially glamorous look.
Staging your home for a successful open house doesn’t have to be stressful and you don’t have to go over the top. By adding one or two of these décor touches to your home this autumn, you’ll help make your home look its best to impress potential buyers.
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