If you plan on selling your home, you may be wondering about what you can do to make your home look more desirable to potential buyers. These 6 easy tips will help you style and decorate your home to make it look extra cosy, inviting, and fresh new for any potential buyer that walks through your front door.
First and foremost, you need to declutter your home. Start by putting away anything that is in your way and making your home look messy and small. You would be surprised to see how much decluttering can open up any space and make it appear larger. To take photos of your home for selling, your goal is to make the space look tidy, spacious, and comfortable to walk into. So, remove all the clutter and see if there’s any way to rearrange the furniture to make the room look tidier and well taken care of.
Inspect your floors
Once you declutter your home and reveal more open space, it’s time to inspect the floors. Go around your home and see if your rugs are clean. Check if there are any repairs on your floors that need to be taken care of. If you have exposed floorboards, you should consider getting them re-stained or re-waxed to give them a freshly polished look. This will make the overall space look so much more put together and new. If there are any cracks in the flooring you should probably look into fixing that as well.
Mix and match different textures
Don’t be afraid to be creative and experiment with different materials and textures when decorating your home. For instance, you can mix and match different kinds of furniture that will bring in some kind of contrast to your living room. One idea is to mix modern and vintage. For example, you can bring in some rustic and warm colours for your desk or cabinets and then get some minimalistic glass coffee tables to pair them with. You can also use different types of pillows and cosy blankets to layer on top of your couch. Not only will this make your couch extra warm and inviting, but it will also add layers to your design and make it less boring and monotone.
Refresh your walls
If you feel like your home looks a bit dull, maybe it needs fresh colours. One of the most simple, but also most effective ways to give your home a fresh new look is to repaint your walls. Think about what kind of aesthetic and vibe you want to create in your home. Do you want cosy autumn vibes with warm colours? Are you looking for a minimalistic theme with neutral colours? Think about the overall theme and create cohesion between colours in all your rooms. You can also pick one of the walls in your living room as an accent wall and create a focal point out of it. You can hang an aesthetic painting, draw something on the wall or decorate it with hanging plants or whatever you like.
Though you may have an eye for pretty things and you love to decorate and do small renovations in your home on your own, you still need some professional guidance when selling your home. Companies such as McNeill Real Estate can help walk you through the selling process of your home and all that comes before that. They will help you understand the process of preparing your home for sale and selling it and they will offer valuable advice that will help you sell your home for a higher value.
Leave the doors open
Lastly, as interested buyers start coming to your home to take a look at it, make sure they feel welcome. All of the doors inside your home should stay open so that potential buyers can have easy access and instantly look into all of your rooms. Also, you should invest in repainting or changing the doors to make them look neat and welcoming.
To sum up, preparing your home for sale doesn’t have to be challenging, time-consuming, and expensive. If you declutter your home, decorate it with different textures and plants, repaint your walls, and consult professionals about current trends on the market, you are good to go.
Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet. Twitter @AndersonJess_AJ