Moving house can be a stressful time in a person’s life. There’s a lot to do before you can move, such as getting your house on the market, looking at mortgaging options and finding a house you want to move into instead. However, there are many décor tips to help accelerate the selling of your home.
A few simple changes can help speed up the process of selling your home, plus it could even boost your property’s value. Remember, prospective buyers create an opinion on your home in the first 7 to 10 seconds, so first impressions count.
1. Remove all the clutter
No one wants to walk through a home that is overstuffed with possessions. Not only does it make your house seem messy, but it can also make your home appear much smaller. Therefore, rule number one is to declutter your home, throwing out or putting certain possessions into storage for the time being.
Your floors and surfaces should be visible, and just in case a prospective buyer snoops around, ensure your cupboards are neatly organized.
2. Repaint your walls
If you have kids, then there are potentially little grubby fingerprints ruining your home’s paint job. Refresh your home’s walls by including a new lick of paint, making each room much more vibrant.
Furthermore, you should replace any bright colors and over-the-top wallpapers. They’re not for everyone, and people want to envision themselves living in the property without having to look past fuchsia walls. Instead, choose neutral colors.
3. Make your bed look inviting
There should be no messy and unmade beds in your home when trying to sell. All bedding should be white, clean and ironed. Plump up the pillows, have a blanket or throw neatly folded at the foot of the bed, and place a couple decorative cushions. However, too many, and it looks ridiculous.
4. Add more decorations
Less is more still applies here, but by adding certain decorations, you can make your home look bigger and more interesting. Hang mirrors to elongate a room and add natural light, and have a few ornaments scattered throughout. Make sure the ornaments suit the décor of your home and refrain from having too many personalized possessions. If you do not know how to tie a room together, then hire home staging services so that they can make your house look as presentable as possible.
5. Keep your doors open
Another tip to make your house seem larger and airier is to have all doors open so that natural light can travel throughout the home. Prospective buyers can also easily walk between rooms and feel much more relaxed and at home while they see how well the décor flows from room to room.
6. Don’t make it too perfect
While you want your house to be clean, tidy and welcoming, you also want it to be lived in. An emotionless house is never going to be too appealing, so it is vital that you find the balance between the two.