Summer Staging Tips

Author: Jillian Dinnie, Design and Merchandising

Summer is almost officially here, and the busy selling season is well underway. Homebuyers will be looking to see how they can enjoy the festive summer months in your hot listing. Make them feel right at home with these tips on summer staging. 

Make a planer pot of flowers for the front porch.  Nothing is more inviting and cheerful than a welcoming pot of seasonal flowers at the front door. Use a focal color in the pot seen around the home’s interior in summer shades like yellow or orange. 

Create a cozy outdoor dining and lounging area.  Although we are starting to get back to normal, homebuyers are still looking to entertain outdoors safely. Showing homebuyers how to maximize their outdoor space and spend quality time with loved ones is a great selling point. Add beverage stands, potted plants as centerpieces, and a string of lights, and you have a cozy outdoor space in no time! 

Bring in lots of light. Adding mirrors to almost every room brings more light into a home and can be done in a way the homebuyer will hardly notice. We have a variety of mirrors in different shapes and sizes on our website. 

Use lightweight textiles. Swap out heavy curtain panels and throws and chunky knits for light and airy fabrics like linen, cotton, and woven silk. These textiles look beautiful in cool and calming colors like pale blue, white, and cream. 

Add greenery to every room.  Create an oasis from the heat by adding greenery to every room. Adding a touch of green will liven the home and create a calming environment. One of our large faux botanical trees next to your favorite chair from our rental pool will do the trick. 

Use fresh scented candles or diffusers.  Using a clean, citrusy fragranced diffuser around the home can awaken the homebuyer’s senses and make the house feel cleaner, brighter, and fresh. 

Think about entertaining in your stage.  With the summer months upon us, think entertaining in your staging! Add more trays with fun glassware, linen napkins, and bottled beverages from local makers that will mix with your favorite spirits. 

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