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Warm Weather Home Staging Tips

Fall is around the corner, but the warm weather just won’t stop! Use the longer daylight hours before the end of the summer to showcase your home’s best features and attract motivated buyers. According to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), homes listed during the summer months tend to spend fewer days on the market compared to other seasons. In summer, the frenzy of the spring buying season has concluded, so there is less inventory for buyers to compete over. Selling your house between June and September allows you to use the vibrant and inviting atmosphere that these months can create.

If you are selling your house this season, these home staging tips will help your house look cool on the market.

1. Embrace Light and Airiness

A signature of summer is light, so make sure to flood your home with natural light. Open curtains, blinds, and windows to create an airy and inviting atmosphere. Consider swapping heavy drapes for light and sheer fabrics, allowing sunlight to filter in.

Living room filled with light. Light and airy curtains allow light through the windows.

2. Clean Windows

Don't overlook the impact of sparkling clean windows. Wash both the interior and exterior surfaces to allow unobstructed views of your home's surroundings. Clean windows also enhance the overall brightness and appeal of your living spaces.

3. Focus on Curb Appeal

Summer is the perfect time to make this first impression a good one. Trim bushes, mow the lawn, and add colorful flowers to pots to showcase the vibrant colors of the season. One of the quickest and most effective ways to boost your home's curb appeal is by power washing its exterior surfaces. Remove dirt and grime from your walls, walkways, and decks to reveal a fresh and inviting look.

Dirty deck and overgrown bush is transformed into a clean and inviting space with a power washer and new outdoor furniture.

4. Offer an Outdoor Oasis

Transform your outdoor spaces, such as patios, decks, and gardens, into seamless extensions of your home. Arrange outdoor furniture to create inviting lounging areas and outdoor dining setups where potential buyers can imagine themselves relaxing and dining al fresco.

Welcoming porch with furniture and bright colors stands out in comparison to a sad, overgrown yard.

5. Keep it Cool and Comfortable

Ensure your home offers a cool refuge from the summer heat. Adjust your thermostat to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature during viewings and open houses.

6. Freshen the Walls with Paint

A fresh coat of paint can work wonders in creating a clean and updated look. Opt for light and neutral colors that reflect natural light and provide a blank canvas for buyers to envision their own style.

Light, neutral shade of paint is used to transform a bedroom into a welcoming space.

By incorporating these summer-centric home staging tips, you'll create spaces that resonate with the warmth and relaxation of the season. Potential buyers will not only see your house, but they'll be drawn to the lifestyle it offers, increasing the chances of a successful sale.


Tralala Interiors offers home staging consultations and hands-on staging in Asheville, NC. These services are perfect for real estate professionals with listings that could benefit from a little TLC or the DIY homeowner who wants expert advice to prepare their home to sell.


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