Summer Interior Design Tips to Stage a Vacation Home

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    Stage your Vacation Home to Appeal to Vacationing Buyers

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    Create a vacation home environment buyers will love. Getty Images

    Interior design tips are essential when staging a home. Whether you are selling your current family home that's located in a tourist area or your vacation home, you will need to market it for vacationing buyers. Online images are one thing and have fallen in love with the home’s pictures, they will decide whether or not to buy it based on what they see when they tour the home. Human beings are emotional creatures, they may not remember that a home had a balcony and four bedrooms, but they will remember how they felt when they were inside it.

    Exceed buyers’ expectations by advising sellers to stage their vacation homes. Share with them these interior design tips.

    Minimize Room Decorations to Make Interiors Larger

    Minimizing clutter is essential when staging your vacation home to ensure it doesn't feel over cluttered and stuffy. Buyers love homes with fewer things as they are peaceful and welcoming. In addition, they can easily personalize them. Fewer decorations make rooms feel more spacious. Home sellers should walk through their homes and remove all needless decorations. They should get rid of everything that tells prospective buyers “I live here, you don’t.”

    Buyers do not like personal decorations as they feel like they are invading someone’s personal space. A room can look good with just one painting or a framed picture. A landscape painting or figurative art can brighten up a room without personalizing it. Sellers who want to hold onto their decorations can pack them in readiness for selling.

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    Consider Hiring a Cleaning Service for Unoccupied Homes

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    Hiring a professional cleaning service is a good idea. Getty Images

    Consider Hiring Professional House Cleaners

    Home staging is also about your home looking inviting and welcoming. Most homeowners are busy and don’t have time to thoroughly clean their homes. Especially if you have a vacation home that isn't always occupied. When buyers walk into a home, they don’t want to see signs that other people have lived there before them. All they want are spotless homes. Homeowners should hire professional cleaners to make their homes sparkle. They take time to clean everything – even things most sellers never consider cleaning like refrigerators and stoves/ovens are essential.

    Some professional cleaners clean linens as well as furniture. They can clean exteriors, backyards, and even patios. While cleaning services aren’t cheap, they are worth every cent. The specific amount depends on the space to be cleaned, size, amount of services needed, etc…

    Style Dining Room Table for Entertaining Buyers

    At times, home sellers forget that buyers need to be lured. They don’t clean their dining tables and fill them with junk like mail and toys. Buyers notice everything, when they see clutter in a home, they may think that it is uncared for. Home sellers should set their dining tables as they would when entertaining. The can put out their best china, wine glasses, centerpieces, and candles.

    Those with outdoor dining tables should enhance them with flower vases, bread baskets, and wine buckets. These items will tug at buyers’ heartstrings. They will want to linger in the property and admire it even more.

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    Create Relaxing Bedrooms for Potential Buyers to Enjoy

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    Stage bedrooms for relaxation and comfort. Getty Images

    Create Bedrooms Vacationing Buyers will Love

    Vacationers buying vacation homes want to feel like they have escaped from the regular world and transported into tranquility. They want to be able to relax in their homes and forget about their cares and worries. One way to make a home look comfy is by updating the bedrooms. Many vacation rentals have flat beds and pillows and dated comforters. Others even contain bare mattresses or ghastly sleeping bags.

    Sellers should spend time and money to make their bedrooms look appealing. They should get new bedding, plush pillows, and high quality comforters. Throw cushions also make beds look luxurious. Those with big budgets can change headboards and buy new furnishings for their bedrooms.

    Get Inspired with Vacation Home Decorating Ideas

    Many interior design and home staging websites continually share tips on home decorating. Sellers should research decorating ideas for vacation homes and they’ll be sure to transform theirs. For instance, they can learn which paint colors attract buyers, how to arrange furniture, and the things they should remove or add to rooms. They will be able to make their spaces user-friendly and inviting.

    Most home sellers with vacation homes don’t put a lot of thought into decorating them. But more and more baby boomers are buying vacation homes to relax in during their retirement years. Therefore, those who want to attract serious buyers must implement the latest interior design ideas. It’s the only way they will edge out the competition.