by Bryan Zupan
on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 12:52pm.
Spring signifies new beginnings, and when you’re selling your D.C. home, this is exactly the message you want to put forward to prospective buyers. Whether you’re interested in DIY-ing, spending some pocket change on a few springtime accessories, or embarking on an all-out reno - freshening up your D.C. home for sale can make all the difference.
If you’re not sure where to start, check out these key spring home staging tips for a quicker D.C. sale:
Let the Sunshine In
It’s almost spring in D.C., and it’s time to celebrate in sunny style!
Wherever possible, take advantage of the natural glow that spring brings. Consider swapping out your dark and heavy curtains for a light and bright choice that allows natural light to pass through.
Give your home a once-over and remove or swap out anything that’s decidedly winter-themed. Dark colors have to go, at least during the home staging process.
Don’t forget about your bedding! First of all, make sure your bed is made and clear of clutter before prospective buyers do their walk through. Beyond that, winter bedding is often heavy and dark, so swapping this out for a lighter choice is just another subtle way of conveying the change of seasons.
You’ve heard this one before:
It’s time to apply that springtime touch to junk drawers, coffee tables, closets, and that pesky garage. Making time for decluttering isn’t always easy, but spending just a few minutes organizing a section of a room can make a monumental difference in the look and feel of your D.C. home.
Update the Paint
Planning to go the extra mile in spring cleaning this year?
Changing a room’s paint color can be very fruitful for the staging of your D.C home. While white is the signature color for home staging, you could opt for a pastel color, accent wall, or perhaps add a decal that appeals to the season.
Regardless of season, the warm light of a candle improves the ambience of any room.
Lemon zest, freshly cut grass, mint, and any floral scent are satisfying spring scents, but try to keep things mild and subtle. Just a hint of a seasonal smell is enough to signify that fresh feeling, without overwhelming the senses.
Opt for Light Accessories
Pay close attention to the small details that accentuate the character of your home. The minute items that you take for granted can quite easily be removed or swapped out for more seasonal pieces.
If you happen to have subtle springtime accessories stored away, now’s the time to display them proudly. Throw pillows, blankets, bowls and trays can add a bright, yet cozy appeal to your D.C. home for sale.
While you’re at it, accent white bathroom and kitchen towels with colors like lavender, yellow, and pink - and you’re practically an interior designer.
Add a Floral Touch
Staging your home on a budget?
Have no fear: you can make personalized spring decor and accessories without spending a dime.
Gather your finest bowls and baskets, and fill them with local flowers, branches, and twigs. Not only is this a great tip for D.C. home staging, but it’s also a great way to flex your creative muscles.
Choose the Right Agent
When selling your D.C. home, choosing the right real estate agent is essential. With the help of the SIG team, the entire home selling process is simplified. The SIG team has extensive experience in home staging, marketing, and negotiation; they'll make sure you're confident at every step.