How To Decorate Your House For Fall If You're Looking to Sell

Written by Hailey Perkins Posted On Friday, 16 September 2022 00:00

Everyone talks about spring as a time for home upgrades, but did you know that fall is also an ideal time to take your home to the next level? Especially if you are thinking about putting your house on the market during the peak spring selling season, getting your home in shape now can ensure that you will be presenting it in the best light to potential buyers later. As we get ready to face the winter months, you can focus on outdoor and indoor upgrades that can also make your house feel more cozy and ready to brave the elements. 

Assess your front yard

Agents talk about curb appeal —  that is how the outside of your home looks to potential buyers — as one of the number one ways that you can update your home when you are thinking about selling. While you can hire a landscaper to up your curb appeal, there are also some easy DIY tips that can take your home to the next level. First, assess your landscaping and remove any weeds, and trim any shrubs or overgrown areas. If your lawn is looking bare, you can fill in any gaps with a rock garden, mulch, or low-maintenance plants. Updating your landscaping with perennials can also help to ensure that your garden can withstand the elements and bounce back once spring is in full bloom.  

Update your front door

After considering the state of your front yard, you can make easy upgrades that real estate agents swear by — giving your front door a wow factor. Taking your front door from drab to wow, is as easy as painting it in a pop color like red, blue, or yellow. Potential buyers will be intrigued before they even open the front door and will be ready to step inside and take a closer look. Updating your garage door with a modern sleek design is another way to give the outside of your home a refresh.  

Go back to nature

While the outside of your home is all about curb appeal, inside, real estate agents talk about staging. This is getting your home in shape so that buyers can see themselves living there, with modern and fresh decor, and neutral colors. This year, design trends are also pointing to bringing natural elements indoors. You can add plants in any room of your house, and if you don’t have a green thumb, opt for air plants, which are low maintenance and can be hung from anywhere (since they are rootless), can transform a room. Home decor is also echoing this natural trend — think bamboo for furniture like side tables or lamps and jute for rugs. Linen and cotton can be nice additions for pillows or other fabrics in the living room or bedroom.

Decorating a house for fall with the intention to sell this year is about bringing natural elements inside, and paying attention to your home’s curb appeal. With a few decor upgrades and a weekend giving your yard some TLC, your home will be ready in no time to show off to potential buyers. 

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