The good news is that we’re past mid-winter… But there are still some cooler months to get through between now and spring. One of the joys of living in Marlborough is the fabulous outside lifestyle that is afforded. Outdoor elements have a natural appeal to us as humans. Earthy elements help us to feel relaxed and calm. But if you’re selling in the winter months, how do you show the benefits of that outdoor lifestyle to prospective purchasers? That’s easy bring the outside in!
If you’re selling in the cooler months here are four ways that you can create a naturally inspired home that will show off the great Marlborough outdoors lifestyle, even in winter!
Room(s) with a view:
Sounds obvious! But all too often it’s easy to overlook your outside spaces in winter. While, many prospective buyers will be concentrating on the warm, cosy feel of the inside of your home. Others will want to imagine themselves enjoying the garden in the summertime. Make sure that your outside spaces look attractive from the inside of your home. Leave some pots and planters with winter colour suitably positioned so that they are visible from the inside of your home. If you have overgrown bushes or damaged fencing, tidy them up! Bring the outdoors in by allowing your buyers to enjoy views of landscaping, planted areas or garden seats.
Shortly before a viewing, open the windows wide and let in the fresh air! But, this needs to be timed well. The last thing you want, when you’re selling in winter, is for your house to feel cool. If it’s just too cold to do this, seduce your viewers senses by other means. Choose home fragrances that are naturally inspired by the great outdoors, check out the range from our good friends at Thomas’s Department Store.
Say it with flowers:
Bring life into your home by investing in a few well-placed houseplants or fresh flowers! If you have a worrying habit of killing off your houseplants, then it’s time to rejoice you can now fake it ’til you make it! The lovely Alex Fulton has added a fabulous range of General Eclectic realistic artificial plants to the AFD Store.
Forage for frills:
There’s nothing quite like a trip to the beach, even in winter time. So, head off on a treasure hunt with the family. Carefully used pebbles, shells, jars of beach sand and driftwood can be fashioned into beautiful and inspired home decor that will help to bring the outside in.
At Bayleys Marlborough our agents have a wealth of combined experience, and can offer lots of tips and advice to help you prepare your home when you’re selling in winter.
If you’re thinking of selling contact us today for a free property appraisal.