Working that Autumn Vibe

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Added on October 13th 2021

Lots of us look forward to autumn because despite the shorter days and colder temperatures, this season brings with it lots of celebrations and that feeling of snuggling down for the winter.
If you’re selling your property around now, then you should do everything you can to capture that cosy feeling so that viewers can see, smell and feel themselves living in your snug home by the time spring comes around.

Have a deep clean

Although we associate deep cleaning with spring, having an autumn cleaning session works well too, because the summer leaves its traces everywhere. Start with your garden by packing away lawn furniture and tidying up old blooms, raking newly-fallen leaves and putting barbecues and children’s toys into storage.
Your carpets might be suffering somewhat after a summer of children, dogs and visitors traipsing in and out. Even though summer isn’t known for its mud, you may have trailed in fine dirt, sand, dust and grass, so book a professional carpet cleaning service to bring your flooring back to life.

Change your curtains and soft furnishings

In the summer it’s all open windows and gauzy drapes, but as the nights draw in, you’ll be having more viewings in the twilight or even in the dark. Make sure that your interiors look warm and inviting, with luxurious throws on beds and sofas, thick heavy curtains and plush rugs on the floors.

Make people want to come in

You don’t need to close those heavy curtains for evening viewings, though, as your home should look bright and appealing from the outside, with warm light emanating from your plush interiors. Install or replace the porch bulbs, add some fairy lights and think about some tasteful Halloween decorations (no skeletal hands reaching up from your flowerbeds or “Crime Scene: Do Not Enter” tape this year…).

Get your chimney swept and light a fire

If there’s one thing that says “home”, it’s crackling fire in the fireplace, especially if you have an impressive hearth or log burner, so make the most of these features. Get the chimney sweep in, invest in a new fireside toolset and make the hearth the focal point of your main room.

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