If you want to get your home noticed in today's competitive real estate market, you must create a "show ready" property so buyers will feel at home and want to move right in. After first taking the time to declutter, depersonalize, and streamline your home, it's important to then add the right accessories to create a  lifestyle and mood that will engage buyers.

Here a few tips to help you choose which accessories are best for adding a welcoming touch.


The First Impression

A Great way to attract buyers past the front door is to give the front porch a facelift with bright accents such as a beautiful welcome mat, potted flowers, and plants in urns, colorful accent pillows on a bench and updated lighting if needed.

Once the buyer steps into the home, the entry should feel just as inviting by adding a modern area rug or runner paired with a console table and mirror to create a simple vignette.

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Accent Pillows and Throws

These two key items will help you add color and style to your family rooms. living rooms,and bedrooms. Carefully arranged accent pillows paired with a soft, faux, fur throw draped on sofas, chairs, and beds can bring a room with neutral backdrop to life. Try mixing and matching pillows in different fabrics, colors and patterns of the season to add texture and provide a fresh, custom look.


Area Rugs

Rugs are one of our favorite accessories because they have multiple functions for staging a room- anchoring furniture, creating a focal point, adding texture and depth, hiding flaws as well as showcasing beautiful hardwood floors, try layering and using neutral colors for the greatest impact.


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Wall Decor

When considering wall art size and color, it should be large enough to fill a space but neutral in style. Wall art should complement the decor of the room and enhance the color theme.

Mirrors places above mantels or an entry console are also a great tool for adding style and elegance as well as making a room appear larger and brighter.


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To create a spa-like ambience that evokes relaxation and tranquility, try folding and layering bright white or colorful fluffy towels on countertops and towel bars. Lightly scented candles, soaps, and lotions with attractive packaging will provide a feeling of self-indulgence.

Adding a touch of nature with faux organic elements such as white silk florals or green topiaries and grassy arrangements to add to the mood.

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article courtesy of realtor.org