The best part about living in the Chicagoland Area is our incredible Fall. This is one of my favorite time to go out with buyers. Nothing feels more cozy and comforting than walking through a home with pumpkin candles lit and chunky throws draped over sofas. Sellers should take advantage of this season! When buyers walk through your home, you want them to feel like they can insert their lives into that space. There is no better way to do that than bringing in the fall feeling by decorating your home. Here are some tips to get your home fall ready.
1. Dress up your Fireplace
There are so many ways to make your fireplace mantel autumn ready. Break our the candles, bring the outdoors in by incorporating beautiful dried leaves and branches. Add some pumpkins to your Mantel. If you are still at a lose for ideas, jump on to pinterest or go to your local craft store. You are guaranteed to get some great ideas.
2. Hang Lights
String lights are not just for Christmas and can really transform the space. There are a lot of great LED string lights out there that can add just the right amount of cozy.
3. Add Chunky Throws and other Textiles
It is getting chilly and crisp out and we all have that feeling of wanting to snuggle underneath a warm blanket and sipping hot tea. Break out sme of those chunky throws and drop them over your sofas or oversized chairs.
4. Build and display a collection of Fall Colors
Oranges, browns, reds…..all elicit a memory of fall. Build of collection of decorations that are based on these fall colors other fall themes. Michael’s and Jo Ann’s carry a huge variety of faux fall flowers. Buy a bunch and display them throughout your home. Go outside and collect a bunch of branches and put them in a large floor vase. Buy some burlap and decorate mason jars (bonus! Fill the mason jars with homemade apple butter!) There is so much you can do. Once you have a robust collection of decorations you can store them away and be ready for next Fall.
5. Fall Printables
There are so many online resources that carry wonderful fall phrases and Quotes. Display these on your pillows, create a chalkboard and post up a great fall printable. It will really bring everyone into the fall spirit.
Are you in need for more ideas for selling your home? You have come to the right place. The Kaplan Team has been helping people buy and sell homes in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago for over 30 years! Feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to give you a consultation and market analysis on your home.