02 May How Interior Decorating Can Help You Sell Your Home
A well decorated home not only helps to increase buyer appeal, it can also increase your home’s re-sale value. So, if you’re in the process of selling your home, a little more than a spring clean will go a long way in making your real estate journey a positive one.
De-Clutter Wherever Possible
It’s easy to forget that when you’re selling your home, you’re selling the building itself, not your belongings. While appearing ‘homely’ isn’t necessarily a bad thing, having ‘too much stuff’ lying around can act as a deterrent.
Where possible, try to clear out any excess stuff, like knick knacks. When you’re selling, people want to be able to envisage their belongings where yours are, so clear off any mantels and floating shelves, replacing piles of photo frames and handmade artwork with indoor plants and candles.
It’s also a good idea to tidy and de-clutter your cupboards. From walk-in-robes to kitchen pantries, organisation is key!
Get Smart With Artwork
Both fine and mass-produced art have the biggest impact when used sparingly as a focal point. If the piece is to be placed on a large wall, then size comparison is important. A too small piece on a large wall can look somewhat lost and unimportant and visually wasted whereas larger pieces are more demanding and visually contribute to the surrounding space.
Subject matter should be tantamount when placing your art in various rooms around the home. For instance, it would not be wise to put a painting of fruit in a bathroom and a print of fish in the formal dining room. Ensure the subject matter relates to the function of the space and the age of the occupier/s of that space. When you get smart with your artwork, you’ll be able to draw potential buyers’ eyes to the ‘feature’ spots within your home that will be the most appealing.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Pantones 2018 colour of the year is ultra violet, which can look amazing when used sparingly on feature walls. However, neutral tones are always a safe option for mass appeal. A fresh coat of paint will go a long way when you’re trying to sell your property, as the last thing buyers want when they’re looking to diversify their property portfolio is the thought of having to move in and then start painting. If your paint is peeling or you have marks on your walls, a fresh coat of paint will work wonders for your interior.
Scatter cushions, throw blankets and artfully placed soft furnishings will give your home that desired homely feel, without compromising its style or making it feel cluttered. You know how you got rid of all your clutter earlier because you want your interior to seem open and spacious, these soft furnishings will help keep it from feeling cold. Rugs are also a great addition.
Staging your home for selling purposes doesn’t have to be a complicated process, and if you want to get the most return on your decorating efforts, enlisting the help of a professional interior decorator in Perth can go a long way. Contact Molyneux Designs today to find out how we can help transform your home’s interior before you put your house up for sale.