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7 Summer Home Staging Tips

A living room with light colors and lots of natural light.

As summer is approaching and the temperatures are rising, the housing market is beginning to heat up as well. Summer is one of the most popular seasons to sell a home. This means it’s one of the most competitive times of the year and your home will need to stand out. Follow these summer home staging tips to help you rise above the competition.

Let the Light In

Lighting is one of the most important factors when selling a home. You want rooms to feel cheerfully bright. It helps make the rooms feel more open and spacious. Cut back trees or plants that block any light from the windows. Choose window treatments that are light-colored and lightweight. If certain rooms do not get enough natural light, make sure to fill them with artificial light.

Enhance Your Curb Appeal with Color

An exterior of a home with colorful landscaping.

Summer is associated with bright, vivid colors. Capture the spirit of the season by adding color to your curb appeal. Do this by adding colorful flowers into your landscaping. If you’d rather not purchase anything new, you can purchase pots and fill them with flowers. This way you can take them with you when you move. Placing colorful flowers around the front door is another great way to create a wonderful first impression.

Keep Your Entryway Immaculate

You should pay extra attention to keeping the area around your front door immaculate. Make sure all your front windows are thoroughly clean. Also check caulk around windows and doors. Clear out any debris in your gutters and downspouts. A fresh coat of paint on the front door will make the home feel newer. A clean new welcome mat will have the same effect and can help make your home more memorable.

Show off Your Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor seating with table, throw pillows, and a plant.

During the summer, many people like to spend extra time outdoors in the sunshine. If your home has any outdoor living areas, be sure to show them off. Stage seating areas. Neutral furniture with colorful accents is ideal. Make outdoor spaces feel extra cozy with throw pillows and an area rug. These easy accessories will add more style to your home.

An outdoor dining area with centerpiece and decor.

Have an outdoor dining area? Stage it with pretty plates and a beautiful centerpiece. Staging outdoor areas can make a home especially attractive for families. This helps them imagine themselves enjoying a family dinner outdoors. Don’t forget to add shade. Otherwise, buyers may rush inside your home to cool off without noticing any of the home’s appealing outdoor features.

Keep the AC Cool

An open floor plan with view of kitchen and living room with ceiling fan.

Sometimes the heat can be sweltering, especially here in Florida. You’ll want to make sure your AC is cool enough to make buyers feel comfortable. In addition, turn on the ceiling fans to keep the air circulating.

Offer Refreshments

Offering cool beverages is a wonderful touch when showing your home to potential buyers. If you are hosting an open house, you can prepare a beverage in a large batch. Fill a large glass beverage dispenser with ice. Place it on a pretty tray with paper cups. Make a little sign inviting guests to help themselves. Make the water feel more luxurious by infusing it with fruit. You can use lemons, limes, or berries.

Schedule a Home Staging Consultation

A large open floor plan with view of living room, tv, ceiling fan, and dining room.

We hope these tips help you make your home stand out this summer. By using these summer home staging tips, you’ll be able to increase the perceived value of your home.  If you’d rather leave it up to the experts, consider hiring a staging company like MHM Professional Staging. Our team has had over 20 years of experience helping our clients sell their homes faster. Request a home staging consultation.

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