The appearance of your home is so important while it’s on the market. Both the interior and the exterior need to be arranged in such a way that enables potential buyers to mentally picture themselves living there. To achieve this state of mind, your home must be staged perfectly. Of course, the assistance of a professional home staging company is always recommended, but there are a few things that you can do on your own to get the process started.
We’ve gathered our top ten favourite décor tips for staging your home to sell.
Flowers and Greenery
Who would think that something so simple could be so effective when staging your home. Fresh flowers and greenery can add a burst of colour, act as an accent piece, add personality to a room, enhance the lovely fragrance, and can even be used as a focal point.
Boost the curb appeal of your home by adding fresh potted plants to the porch. Not only can this improve the aesthetic of your home, but it can create a more welcoming atmosphere too.
The colours used within your home can really make or break the appeal of a room as it’s crucial that potential buyers can envision themselves living in your house. This becomes increasingly difficult for them to do when there is a combination of colours that simply don’t go together, or an overwhelming amount of a very bright colour.
Instead, opt for neutral or soft, muted colours throughout your home. Colours such as grey, taupe, beige, pearl, and pastel-based colours work extremely well, especially with accent pieces like throw pillows, blankets, and rugs.
Any realtor will not hesitate in saying the right lighting can truly bring a room to life. Try opening the curtains and allow the natural light to flow throughout the room. As for lighting fixtures, update anything that is outdated or dingy. These very small upgrades can really go a long way. Most potential home buyers love to see that even the smallest details, like light switches, are modern and updated.
De-Clutter and De-Personalize
A cluttered house is most often unappealing to home buyers. Clutter can make it difficult for them to see all aspects of the house. It can even give your home a less inviting atmosphere and leave the impression that it’s messy and not regularly cleaned or maintained.
By getting rid of clutter and keeping your personal items to a minimum, not only will potential buyers be able to envision themselves living there, but they will appreciate the clean, modern aesthetic that your home has to offer.
Updated Furniture Arrangements
If you have any old, ragged furniture, now is a good time to give it the boot. There are many options to upgrading your furniture when on the market, whether using a professional stager who has their own inventory, renting from a furniture company or even borrowing from a friend.
Take this time to really look at the arrangement of your couches, tables and chairs. Pulling couches away from the walls can help the room appear bigger, resulting in a more welcoming atmosphere and creating walkways throughout the room. You can create smaller sitting areas or decorative table areas too.
Simplistic and modern artwork can really complete a room. You can coordinate the artwork to match the overall décor within a room, and style it just right so that the room is complete. You never know, you might just find the perfect addition to your new home while you’re at it.
Fresh Coat of Paint
You’d be surprised at how effective a fresh coat of paint can be when you’re trying to improve a room. A simple Homestyle Painting job to cover up any marks on the walls or simply to provide a fresh and updated look and feel. Not only can it help boost the appeal of a room and your home, but it’s cost-effective too!
Accessorize Each Room
The right accessories can complete a room. They can help add character and personality to each room, while offering an inviting atmosphere.
Try including some of the following throughout your home:
⦁ Decorative pillows
⦁ Throw blankets
⦁ Decorative bowls and plates
⦁ Area rugs
⦁ Seasonal décor
Of course, these are just a start. How are you going to accessorize your home?
The dining room table is an essential part of your kitchen and dining area, but it can be often overlooked. If you plan on doing a little kitchen remodel to help sell your home you could start with decorating your kitchen with a subway tile backsplash. Use this area to showcase the character, style and décor within your home. Neutral placemats, plate settings, floral arrangements and napkins can really bring a dining room table to life.
Last, but most certainly not least: cleaning. Before you have potential home buyers come to your home, you need to give it a vigorous, deep clean. Think about how immaculate a hotel room is, and clean it better than that.
Future home buyers are going to be looking at every nook and cranny, so it’s important to clean every last inch. This includes under the kitchen sink, below the beds, scrubbing the trim, inside closets, everywhere in the bathroom and, of course, emptying garbage cans once you’re done.
For more tips and tricks for selling your home, take a look through our online blog. We are always up-to-date on the latest trends, advice and news in real estate. To get in touch with the Woolcott Team, contact us today. Our team of realtors can help you find houses for sale in Burlington, Waterdown, and more.