Decorating Tips for Selling Your Property

Selling up? It’s important to make your house as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Good decorating can help with first impressions, and increase the perceived value of your property. 

Below are some tips to consider:

  • Declutter and depersonalise

Remove excess clutter and personal items – a clutter-free space looks more spacious and buyers will be able to envision themselves living in the house.

  • Neutralise colours

Paint walls with neutral colours, such as light beige, grey or off-white. Neutral colours create a clean look and a blank canvas which allows potential buyers to see their own style there.

  • Freshen up flooring

If carpets are looking a bit worn out, or stained, have a think about replacing them or having them professionally cleaned. Wood floors should be polished and in good condition.

  • Maximise natural light

Let as much natural light in as possible by opening curtains and blinds. Well-lit spaces create a more inviting and spacious area.

  • Fix any minor issues

If there are any minor repairs that need doing, addressing a leaky tap, chipped paint or a squeaky door will ensure your house looks as though it has been well-maintained.

  • Improve curb appeal

Make sure the front of your house is well looked after, with the lawn mowed, garden maintained and the front of the house looking clean and tidy.

  • Update kitchen and bathroom

If you can afford to, then consider making minor updates to your kitchen and bathroom. This could include refreshing cabinets and updating taps and fixtures for a fresh look.

  • Clean thoroughly

Deep-clean your entire home, including carpets, windows, and appliances. A clean home is far more appealing and gives the impression it has been well looked after.

  • Create functional space

If you have a spare room that you’ve been using as a “junk room”, make sure you sort it so it has a clear purpose, such as an office or guest room.

  • Show minimal evidence of pets

Some buyers may have allergies or aversions to animals so it is best to ensure their presence is minimal during showings.

  • Optimise storage

Be sure to organise and declutter your closets and storage spaces. Buyers are often interested in the amount of storage a home has to offer.

  • Aromas and scents

Use pleasing, neutral scents like vanilla, or fresh linen to create an inviting atmosphere. Avoid strong overpowering scents that may create an unwelcoming environment.

  • Outside space

If you have a patio or outdoor space, ensure you make it look inviting. This can be done by adding some outdoor furniture and potted plants to create an appealing area to relax in.

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