Five Ways to Warm Up Your Open House

The winter weather is sure to have potential home buyers shivering before they even get to your open house, so it’s crucial to keep your home as warm and as welcoming as possible. Turning up the heat may help, but we have five other ways to create warmth without touching the thermostat.

1. Serve hot drinks 
Provide potential home buyers with a hot beverage when they arrive. Coffee, tea, or hot
chocolate can warm their whole body and may make them forget about the harsh
temperatures outside. The sweet surprise could make your spot a bit more memorable,
too.

2. Add warm colored accents 
Reds, oranges, and yellows are all on the warm end of the color spectrum. We don’t
recommend going out and painting the walls any of these colors, but adding a touch of them as accents instead. Think: throw pillows, candles, or decorative vases.

3. Open up the drapes 
Though it’s getting darker earlier, it’s best to soak up all the natural light you can. Keep
the drapes open to let in outdoor light, supplementing with indoor lamps so your place doesn’t appear too dark.

4. Lay down throws
Add some comfy, textured throws to your couch, such as knits or quilts. Though
potential buyers might not actually cozy up on your couch with a good book, an enticing blanket hints at the idea.

5. Incorporate warm scents 
We all know that scent is the strongest sense tied to memory. Play on this by
infusing fragrances such as vanilla, cinnamon, and maple into your home. Try lighting a candle near the entranceway… but always remember to use any open flames safely.

Keep your open house cozy with these tips and potential buyers may never want to leave!

Louis Stickling

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