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5 ways to use colours of autumn to sell your home

By Brooke Croft

A great way to prepare your property for sale is to dress it appropriately for the season. And with autumn now upon us, a range of earthy tones will give your home a wonderful feeling of warmth to lure prospective buyers.

Professionally staging your home is a hassle free way to achieve this. Staging is where a designer selects and rents furnishings on your behalf to put your home in its best light. This strategy usually reduces the time-on-market and can also have a beneficial impact on the price.

But if staging is beyond your budget, then look at embracing fashionably warm, earthy tones in strategic areas of your home.

If you’re preparing to put your home on the market in the next few months – whether it’s an apartment, townhouse or detached residence – here are five tips to help you embrace the tones and textures of the cooler months ahead.

  1. Go Danish – The Danes know all about dressing their home for autumn and winter. They even have a particular name for it – Hygge. They love candles and quality furnishings but not so they crowd a room. A quality lamp and its warm light is a feature of a Hygge room. Lay a warm rug on the floor and match it with throw cushions of wool in autumnal colours.
  2. Terracotta tones – A material that’s never out of fashion, the natural composition of terracotta tiles capture all the autumn tones. Avoid glazed-finished tiles and pots and stick with the natural, matt finish.
  3. Artisan style – Natural fabrics in unique artisan patterns complement the autumnal look and feel without overpowering your home. Consider hanging a woven rug on a feature wall. It will add warmth to the room, and you can match it to the floor rug and throw cushions.
  4. Rural notes – You can play with a wide range of colours for your furnishings. Rustic reds and burnt oranges are a favourite and perfect alongside terracotta. But of course, you can embrace a palette of golden browns, soft greens and deep cherry reds.
  5. Stay neutral – Please, maintain neutral colours for your walls. Bold paints can put off buyers who do not share your taste. All they see is a renovation headache. So, while you can be inventive with your furnishings, make sure the walls of your home remain neutral.
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