Cozy and Inviting Home Staging Ideas

Simple Property Styling Ideas for a Cozy Home

When fall changes to winter, temperatures drop and often, utility expenses rise. Many homeowners find it difficult to balance a comfortable environment with energy efficiency. This can also be a challenge for homeowners who are selling their home and want it to be cozy and inviting for potential homebuyer showings. To strike the right balance, there are several easy tips that can help homeowners create a cozy environment without breaking the bank. Our top four tips include:

1. Embrace Technology. One of the benefits to such a technological society is the ability to access and manage important daily tasks. Today, technology also provides a medium to access home features remotely. Technology now allows homeowners the ability to change the thermostat, set the security system, and set timers on electronic items from the comfort of their iPad or other devices. Another technological consideration is upgrading thermostats to more reliable, user-friendly systems. In some cases, newer models can cut monthly utility expenses by being more efficient.

2. Embrace Upholstery. Upholstery fabrics are thick, luxurious materials that are inviting and warm. Create a visually appealing, cozy room by select upholstery fabrics that enhance the style of the room and the changing seasons. Thicker curtains are also a great way to save energy and create a cozy environment. Curtains made of upholstery fabric retain heat and keep drafts to a minimum.

3. Embrace Fire. Indoor spaces are immediately warm and cozy when there is a crackling fire. Regardless of whether it is real logs or gas logs, a fire burning creates a warm environment that draws people in. Outdoor spaces are equally as welcoming when there is an outdoor fireplace. Make sure that indoor and outdoor fireplaces are accessorized with appropriate seating, tables, and lighting.

4. Outdoor Spaces. Technology and innovation also have optimized the functionality of outdoor spaces. Outdoor dining and activities do not have to be limited in the cooler months. In fact, with new technology like outdoor space heaters, outdoor spaces can be as cozy as indoor spaces. Outdoor space heaters range in size, and are often set on casters to promote mobility.

The cooler months are a great time to be creative and innovative. With the four property styling tips listed here, anyone can transform their home into a cozy winter haven for guests or potential homebuyers.

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“Our vacant property was listed for sale with no offers for over 90 days and after virtual staging of the photos took place, we instantly saw an increase in buyer traffic and got an offer in less than 4 weeks.  The buyers liked the photos which helped them with decorating ideas for the home.”

JEANNIE THOMPSON, Agent | Long & Foster – Virginia