Your Personal Decorating Style
When preparing to sell your home, think about how your personal decorating style may affect prospective buyers. You want your home to be clean and clutter-free and as neutral as possible so buyers can visualize how their furnishings will look in your home. And keep in mind, there is a difference between how you live in your home and how it should look once it’s on the market.
Create an Entry
What does your home say when potential buyers walk in the front door? Since your front entry is your home’s first visual impression, you want it to be as inviting as possible.
Even if your home doesn’t have a distinct entryway, you can create one that is warm and welcoming using a few suggestions from the pros: Establish a focal point with a plant, print or decorative lamp. You might add attractive storage with a wall shelf or table artfully arranged with collectibles and flowers. Or just hang a picture or mirror on the wall, and put out a decorative throw rug.
Plants Add A Warm Touch
Large floor plants, hanging plants and fresh flowers add color and fragrance to any room. If you want your room to appear more spacious, add a tall green plant. Healthy floor plants are attractive and fill bare spaces by adding height to a room.
Lighting Is Valuable
A home awash with natural sunlight is highly desirable to prospective buyers, so open your curtains, raise the shades and let in the sun. Move large furnishings away from your windows if they block the light or view.
Decorating With Light
Lighting is an inexpensive and effective way to enhance your decorating. If you have a particularly nice feature or area – perhaps a plant or artwork – spotlighting the subject can be a nice touch. And for a special mood in one of your rooms, such as the dining room, install a dimmer switch.