Kiki Interiors - Decor and Staging

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Home Staging for the Spring/Summer Real Estate Market

When people purchase a home they buy a vision of their future. And most people's vision of summer is a happy one.  

Now that spring is here and summer is soon to follow, it's the time to double-check your homestaging
Does it capitalize on the happy vibes of the season?
Here is a series of photos that we think captures the spirit of spring and summer, one of the busiest home-buying times of the year.
  We hope you'll take inspiration and ideas from these images, and make the most of the warmer weather inspiration to stage your home so you'll land a purchase offer you love!
'Summertime' staging can incorporate a little whimsy without looking goofy. Try some humorous or nostalgic touches in small spaces or outdoors. How about some silly sayings on your guest bath towels? Or vintage beach scenes framed in the hallway?A bench at the front porch with colourful pillows is always welcoming.  Embrace the beauty of the season and add some of those touches inside and out to create an inviting 'dream' home for potential buyers.  But don't get cluttered and carried away.....

 Weathered Outdoor Bench.

What do you think of when the nice weather arrives.....gardening, pool parties, entertaining, BBQ season...if your home features a large patio space highlight it with furniture and potted plants - set up the BBQ, too - set the scene.  Have a pool ? Open it and set it up - it looks so much better and again it sets the tone and gets buyers mentally moving in....

stone patio with fire pit | HGTV and Decorating Ideas / Love the stone walls and fire pit Patio

For photos and open houses (private showings, too) set up your patio like you have company coming over (because, well, you do!) This shows off the fun and the function of your outdoor space - do the visualizing for the buyer.    Same goes for setting up your 3 season porch or wrap around porch - highlight that feature with furniture and accessories!

22 Beautiful Porch Decorating Ideas for Stylish and Comfortable Outdoor Living in Summer

 Even small touches like  summer wreath of fabric, floral wreath, shells, or bright summer flowers on the front door welcomes people touring your home. Pots of blooming plants near your entrance are a must if you're working on boosting your curb appeal. You can take potted plants with you when you move, so splurge on pretty containers and interesting plants. 

Here's a great idea for a spring urn arrangement with a custom matching wreath all designed by Doris at Grand Entrance Design in Bolton/Caledon.
 love the whites and subtle blues and hint of yellow
Even though it is the spring - summer market you can still draw attention to features and focal points like the fireplace - the yellow flowers attract the eye, the mirror makes the area bright, the light tones keep everything feeling fresh and big


What a peaceful bedroom!  In soft tones and gender neutral!  Some pattern to keep it visually interesting but not overwhelming.  The paint is also neutral but warm - the chair and over sized side table show off the function and size of the room.  The bed linens are clean and crisp

I would do this with coffee maker/mini fridge under for built in breakfast bar-like tile to finish nook
 Small summer touches like flowers in any room - even the kitchen can add a splash of fun and summer whimsy!

Imagine how much more enjoyable life would be if you were one of those perpetually tidy people whose homes could be company-ready with 15 minutes notice. 
Pull back those drapes and let the light in!  Open the windows and let in some fresh air, too!

Summer Home Tour | Life On Virginia Street
'Coastal colours' are perfect for staging - they are light, airy and bright.  These tones help create a soothing and relaxing space.  If a buyer has a feeling of calm and serenity they will certainly want to stay longer and tour the home.
Wow, what a stunning arrangement! I love the way the red leaps out against the darker leaves, and the green trailing plants lend an extra dimension. #containergardening

Potted plant and flowers look great!  Think about size and scale to make sure your patio or porch don't look small and you can clutter outdoor spaces with too many potted plants so keep it minimal and size appropriate.  This arrangement is great because it really compliments the exterior tones of the home - the multi tonal brick with a red base and the black door look great with the deep purples and reds and the fresh green is a bright accent - this arrangement would also transition well into the fall season.

With a wide front porch, tons of wicker, and plenty of antiques, the house has as much classic style as an old Hamptons beach retreat. At the same time, batik prints, mercury glass accessories, and a mix of English and American antiques infuse the house with laid-back California cool and Old Hollywood glamour, too

 We hope you'll find small and not-so-small ways to showcase the joys of summer for househunters. No matter where you live or what size, style or age your home is, there's always opportunities to "summarize" it. Doing so will help buyers imagine their summer cookouts, staycations, and celebrations at your house once they've bought it!

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Blogger Melissa Roberts said...

It's heaven! oh beautiful pieces :)

~ Matelas Bonheur

May 2, 2015 at 12:35 AM  

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