Fall can be a great time to sell your home, and staging your outdoor living space can help you make a great first impression on potential buyers. Here are seven smart tips to help you get started.
7 Smart Tips for Staging Your Outdoor Living Space in Fall
Check out these seven tips to help you stage your outdoor living space this fall:
- Clean up your yard and remove any clutter.
- Play up the fire pit.
- Add some colorful potted plants and flowers to brighten up the space.
- Use furniture and accessories to create separate spaces for relaxing, dining and entertaining.
- Embrace an autumn theme.
- Add lighting to make the space feel warm and inviting at dusk.
- Take care of your landscaping.
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 for Staging Outdoor Living Space in Fall: Clean Up Your Yard and Remove Clutter
Regardless of season, it’s always important to clean up your yard and remove clutter when you’re trying to sell your home. You don’t want buyers to think that your yard is difficult to maintain, or that you don’t care about your space (and therefore may not have maintained it properly through the years). That means picking up debris, toys and anything else that may be in your yard.
Tip #2 for Staging Outdoor Living Space in Fall: Play Up the Fire Pit
If you have a fire pit in your backyard, make sure buyers notice it. Start by freshening up the seating surrounding it, adding new cushions and pillows to make it look new. You may also want to consider adding a table and some Bluetooth® speakers to showcase the fact that it’s a great place for entertaining.
Tip #3 for Staging Outdoor Living Space in Fall: Add Colorful Potted Plants and Flowers
Bring in a splash of life by adding colorful potted plants and flowers. Be sure to keep them watered and thriving; remember, too, that you may need to bring them in the house (or at least into the garage) on some cooler fall nights.
Tip #4 for Staging Outdoor Living Space in Fall: Use Furniture and Accessories to Create Defined Spaces
In fall (and every other time of year), it’s important to use furniture and accessories to create defined spaces in your outdoor living space. If you have the room, create a separate dining area, lounging area, play space and entertainment area. If you don’t have enough space, you can combine dining, lounging and entertaining – you just need the right seating, tables and accessories.
Tip #5 for Staging Outdoor Living Space in Fall: Embrace an Autumn Theme
During fall, you want your outdoor living space to appear as cozy as possible. That means embracing and autumn theme by choosing outdoor pillows and decor in fall colors. You may want to consider adding a fall-themed candle and coffee mugs to your table, sprays of fall-colored brush, or a delightful vignette of gourds and pumpkins.
Tip #6 for Staging Outdoor Living Space in Fall: Add Lighting
If your outdoor living space doesn’t already have a lighting system (or at least tiki torches or string lights), now is the time to consider adding one. The idea is to convey to buyers that your outdoor living space is a great place for evening entertaining. You want prospective buyers to feel like they can invite their friends over and enjoy sitting outdoors together.
Tip #7 for Staging Outdoor Living Space in Fall: Take Care of Your Landscaping
Your landscaping needs to be top-notch when you’re selling your home. During fall, that means cleaning out dead brush, raking your lawn and putting down fertilizer if you have grass. You may also want to consider overseeding your yard so you can build up a good winter lawn. Don’t forget to pull weeds peeking up through the rocks or between sidewalk slabs, too.
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