If you’re staging your home for sale in the fall, you might feel obligated to move away from the tropical, breezy decorating style of the summer months, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Fall’s new staging trends are sophisticated, cozy and surprising. Try these to give your space a pop.
A Cozy Forest Vibe
No more lush summer botanicals, but greenery and nature are still in for the fall. Try using accessories with rich forest, earth or ochre tones reminiscent of Canada’s national parks. Cushions or textiles that mimic natural textures like moss or lumber are a great way to usher in the autumn season.
Bringing the Outdoors In
Think you have to spring for pricey accents to set the mood? Think again. Natural elements of the season can be a great way to accessorize even a minimalist home for sale. Think one or two decorative pinecones or a glass bowl full of acorns.
Capture All the Senses
Don’t forget that fall has its own scents too! Create a cozy feel in your newly-staged space by using candles or oil diffusers with traditional scents of autumn, such as pine, cinnamon or amber. Pro tip: Never overdo it with the scents when you’re hosting an open house or preparing for a showing, as astute buyers might suspect you’re covering something up—like the smell of pets or mould.
Swap Out the Breezy Textiles
Warmer seasons often call for textiles made from linen, lace or other lightweight material. Fall is a great time to bring in some textures that are cozy and evocative, like velvet or chunky knits.
A Different Kind of Neutral
Taupe, beige and other neutral tones can still be used if you’re staging in the fall, but to give them a seasonal twist, use slightly more season-appropriate textures. Think oversized wheat bouquets, jute or other natural-fibre rugs, or neutral-hued fur throws.