Summer home staging to speed up your sale

Are you looking to put your home on the market in Cardiff in the coming months? Strategic presentation can significantly boost your asking price. First impressions matter - you want potential buyers leaving a viewing feeling inspired, relaxed and eager to make an offer, so setting the scene for all of the memories they can make in the warmer months is a great way to connect with them.

At CPS Homes, we create the feeling of home on camera and provide professional photography, videography and valuable staging tips for all of our clients. As summer approaches, here are some key staging ideas we'll be sharing...

Show outdoor spaces in their best light
  • Transform your outdoor space into a summer haven for entertaining or relaxation. Add comfy seating and shade solutions if you have the space, and accents such as colourful cushions and lanterns.
  • If you have an outdoor dining area, stage it with plates and a pretty centrepiece and maybe a jug of lemonade or iced tea.
  • For the viewing appointment you could even have a speaker playing quiet, relaxing music to create an even more immersive experience.

Embrace light and air

  • Maximise natural light by opening curtains and blinds. 
  • Consider swapping heavy drapes for lighter, airier fabrics that filter sunlight beautifully.
  • Let in fresh summer breezes by strategically opening windows for a naturally inviting atmosphere.
  • Give your windows a thorough cleaning to allow maximum sunlight in.

Summer colour palettes

  • Use throw pillows, rugs, and artwork in bright summery tones like coral, turquoise, or lemon yellow.
  • Other colours that work well are blues, greens, and whites. If your home is near the sea, incorporate coastal elements like seashells and woven textures reminiscent of the ocean.

Seasonal plants, flowers and summer scents

  • Consider adding pleasant scents like fresh flowers, reed diffusers or lightly scented candles to enhance the welcoming feel of your home. Fragrances like citrus or lavender work well in summer.
  • Open patio doors and add plants to bring the outside in.

Don't forget about curb appeal!
  • Consider a fresh coat of paint. 
  • Keep your front garden or walkway tidy and free of clutter. 
  • Prune overgrown trees or shrubs for a polished look. 
  • Add colourful container plants if you don't have a front garden. You could also place a colourful welcome mat or a floral wreath on your front door to add a touch of summer cheer.
  • Clean windows, repair damaged screens and give the driveway a jet wash.

Our clients choose us because they want to stand out from the crowd.

Our team will make your home shine for the marketing photos, videos and make an impact at the open house. To learn more, call 02920 454555 or email our team on

Don't forget to watch our video to meet the team and get to know more about what we do, our passion for selling homes and our drive to get the best possible results for our clients.

24 May 2024

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