Styling Tips to ‘Wow’ Spring-Time Home Buyers

By Patti Stern, PJ & Co. Staging and Interior Decorating

The new year and the upcoming spring season brings with it a fresh outlook and new beginnings. What will prospective home buyers be thinking about while searching for their new “happy place”? For sellers preparing their homes to sell this spring, that means engaging buyers by showcasing a warm, welcoming and cheerful property that others can easily envision living in. The following are our spring décor styling tips to help sellers prepare their property to stand out among the sea of new listings.

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Natural Elements Paired with Metallics

One of our favorite trends is plants of all shapes and sizes–succulents, trees or plants in baskets and colorful planters, and fresh or synthetic garden flowers in vases and wreaths. Since metallic accents continue to be on-trend, we love pairing the two together for an elegant touch to appeal to today’s buyers who like to feel close to nature.


Pops of Bright Accents

Pair bold pops of colorful accessories such as accent pillows, throws, artwork, glass bowls filled with fruit, and fluffy bathroom towels against a neutral backdrop to give any room a boost of energy and warmth. Mix and match different textures and patterns for added depth and a modern style.


Update Paint Colors

Whether you repaint an entire room or an accent wall, a fresh coat of paint works wonders to instantly brighten and open a space to make it appear larger. To spruce up your curb appeal, try a fresh coat of a trending spring color such as Benjamin Moore’s Caliente for your front door to create a welcoming first impression.


Fresh Bedding

To create a spring-like oasis in the bedroom, switch out winter bedding and replace it with fluffy duvets in white, or on-trend floral patterns paired with a soft, cozy throw and accent pillows in different sizes, colors, and textures.  To complete the look, add soothing nature-inspired wall art in complementary colors.

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PattiABOUT THE AUTHOR: Patti Stern is principal, interior decorator, and professional stager of PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating. She has been decorating and staging homes since 2005. She and her team provide turnkey, full-service home staging and interior decorating to clients across Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. She also developed an award-winning staging program for the luxury homebuilder, Toll Brothers. Her company received the Houzz 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Awards for Customer Service.

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  1. The pops of bright accent will surely brighten and liven up every space!

  2. Great style for spring. They look very warm and cherish.
    For selling emty properties, I would love to share these tips.
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  3. What a great use of color. Spring is right around the corner. Thanks for sharing.

  4. More flowers to accent every space this spring and more home design trends this 2018!

  5. Love these tips! Pops of color and mixed metallics are the perfect way to refresh a space to feel more modern and bright for Spring. Thanks Patti!

  6. It’s not only the buyers that will be prepared for the spring season.

  7. Spring time is one of the best seasons for buyers to get a home. With this, we can be more prepared for that opportunity!

  8. Get ready spring-time buyers cause here we come with more new ways to knock you off your feet.

  9. Nice tips and very helpful article. There are some ideas that will practical and necessary for the real state people. Thank you for sharing.

  10. These easy home decor tips are really helpful for people looking to alter the design of the house. Especially this spring decorations. Thanks!

  11. Frank

    Hi, thanks for sharing this article. This will be surely helpful for the young ones and who is looking to buy homes. Keep sharing your ideas and thoughts thanks.