From cold to sold: master the art of winter home styling for a hot sale

Selling a home during the winter season may seem challenging, but with the right preparation, you can showcase any property’s unique charm and make it stand out in the market.

Make a lasting impression and create a winter wonderland for potential buyers by taking a few extra steps to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Here are some tips to help you and your vendors prepare a home for a winter sale.

Highlight winter features

Embrace winter and show off the cosy features of the property.

If there’s a fireplace, light it up to create a warm and inviting ambiance or purchase an affordable fire pit from Bunnings and have it alight, wood can be purchased at the local service station.

Plus, at the opens don’t forget to make sure the temperature inside is comfortable, allowing visitors to feel at ease as they explore the home.

Colour is key

Decorate living spaces with plush blankets, soft pillows, and warm colours that evoke a sense of comfort and relaxation, think mustard, reds and oranges.

This works to not only make the space cosy and moody, but also visually injects a sense of warmth through the warm tone colours.

Let there be light

In dark areas of the home, strategically place lamps or install soft lighting fixtures to create a warm and inviting glow.

A simple change from cool to warm light globes can also do the trick. Another option is clusters of candles of all different shapes and sizes.

Emphasise energy efficiency

With the cost of living at an all-time now is the time to showcase energy efficiency in the home.

Highlight any energy-efficient features your home may have, such as insulated windows, programmable thermostats, solar panels, or energy-saving appliances.

Create a winter wonderland

If there is a backyard or even a balcony, transform it into a winter wonderland.

Decorate the space with solar powered fairy or festoon lights.

Hanging the lights from the pergola, around the balcony edge or even in outdoor plants are a great way to make an outdoor space more inviting in the cooler months.

Also, ensure outdoor furniture has cushions and throws on display at the opens and in the photography.

Use seasonal scents

Embrace the power of scent to create an inviting ambiance.

Consider using scented candles or diffusers with fragrances like cinnamon, vanilla, or evergreen to
evoke the cosiness of winter.

However, make sure they are not too potent to ensure no allergies are triggered.

Floor coverings

If the home or main living space features hardwood floors or tiles consider adding some rugs and even runners for hallways to warm up the space.

Drinks station

A new trend emerging is to create a hot beverage station in the kitchen with tea, coffee and hot chocolate on offer to potential buyers to create a welcoming and homely atmosphere.

By following these tips, you and your vendors can transform any home into a welcoming and appealing space that captures the hearts of potential buyers even during the winter months.

Remember, creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere is key to showcasing the property’s full potential and ensuring a successful sale.

A little creativity can go a long way in making a home shine during the cooler months.

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Justine Wilson

Justine Wilson is the director and owner of Vault Interiors. She has a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Technology Sydney – and an impressive history of experience over the years in styling and staging homes for sale.