It’s time to sell your home, but you’re a bit lost on where to start when it comes to staging. You’ve cleaned, removed the clutter, and even painted the walls, but now what? Today I’m sharing some awesome decor tips to help you sell your home.
I know what it’s like waiting to sell your home. It can be frustrating since you may feel like you have to put your life on hold until your home sells. Well, how about some tips that will help you get your home sold sooner rather than later? It thought you might like that! These tips will help you get your home sold in no time, and could even help you make more money.
Make It Feel Like a Home, But Not Your Home
The biggest problem many sellers have is that they don’t know how to make a home feel like a home someone else wants to live in. You want the home to feel inviting, but the home should feel inviting to any buyer that comes through the door. For example, you want to remove all your family pictures and evidence of your own family, such as drawings on the refrigerator. Replace these items with neutral, comforting items. You might casually toss a throw blanket over the arm of the couch or leave the fireplace burning during a showing when the weather is cool.
Keep It Simple
The last thing you want to do is have a cluttered space when potential buyers are viewing your home, so get rid of any extra unnecessary items in your home. Make rooms look more spacious by arranging furniture against walls and opening up the windows. If you have a lot of furniture in your home you may want to put some of it in storage until your home is sold to create more space in living areas. Keeping surfaces clear will also make your home appear more spacious and less cluttered.
Take the Gender Out of the Master Bedroom
A master bedroom should be welcoming for both genders. You don’t know who’s going to make the decision on buying the home. Instead, you want to make the master bedroom feel cozy, comfortable, and neutral. Stick with solid colors when it comes to bedding and choose accessories that don’t scream one gender over another.
Use Small Groups of Accessories
When decorating any room, a great trick is to use small groups of accessories in varying height to make ceilings seem taller and rooms larger. For example, you might place three candles or three books on a table. If possible, also use the same color. You can easily find a number of inexpensive accessories at your local dollar stores. The small group of items in varying heights adds to the room without overdoing it.
Add Extra Storage
Another great tip is to add storage to your home. Don’t let this scare you. It’s not difficult and is very affordable. For example, if you have one of those weird nooks in your home that doesn’t seem big enough for anything, turn it into built-in shelving. Measure the area and have wood cut to fit. Install the shelves, add trim around the shelving, and paint the trim and shelving to match the trim of the room. This is an inexpensive project that will make a huge difference when potential homeowners are evaluating the space in your home.
Don’t Leave Buyers Guessing
Last, but not least, if you have a bonus room that may leave buyers scratching their heads. Instead, stage it. Buyers aren’t always creative and may think the room is wasted space. Even if you’ve always thought it was wasted space, take the time to find ideas on how to use the room. You might set it up as a small office or craft room. Whatever you do, make sure the room has a purpose that buyers can see.
It doesn’t take a fortune to improve your home for selling. These decor tips are so easy and so affordable. Whether you decide to add storage to your home or keep the master bedroom gender-free, you can stage your home to get the most money, and get it sold soon. What tips would you add to this list?