Staging Your Home During the Winter Months

December 26, 2018

Staging Your Home During the WinterWhen it comes to selling real estate, you’ve probably heard that the springtime is the best season to sell in. But while there are certainly plenty of reasons to sell when the flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping, there’s nothing wrong with selling at other times of the year, including in the winter.

In fact, many sellers are quite successful at selling in the colder months of the year. The key is to price appropriately, work with a real estate agent, and have your home professionally staged.

In terms of that last point, there are certain ways your home can be staged that helps bring out its best esthetics despite all the snow and ice on the ground. Here are some tips for staging your home during the winter months.

Light Things Up

The winter can be a darker time of the year, especially as the days are much shorter and darkness sets in much sooner. That’s why it’s more important than ever to keep your home as light and bright as possible during this season.

Make sure all of your windows are letting in as much natural light as possible, so don’t block them with dark, opaque drapery. Turn all lights on – including those in the closets – and keep them all on when you have showings or during an open house.

Use Warm and Inviting Colours

When you stage your home, be sure that you use neutral tones that are appealing to more buyers as opposed to eclectic and bright colors that many buyers might be turned off by. But the colours you choose are not just important for achieving a neutral interior: they’re also important in making a space more warm and cozy.

Consider colours such as yellow, red, and orange, which are associated with heat and warmth. You can use these colours in accents such as throw pillows, artwork, blankets, and accessories.

Keep Your Exterior Clear of Ice and Snow

During the winter months, it seems like the snow and ice never ends. But when your home is on the market, now is not the time to slack off as far as shoveling snow and de-icing your driveway and walkway are concerned. Your home’s curb appeal speaks volumes to buyers, so you need to keep your home’s exterior in mind when staging it and prepping it for the market.

Need More Staging Tips For Selling in the Winter?

To take the guesswork out of staging your home when it’s cold and snowy outside, call Hope Designs. With years of home staging experience in Toronto under their belts, these pros make the obvious choice in home stagers. Call and book your consultation today!